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Kids & Families

Diverse cultures, ancient and contemporary, come alive during our unique programs and events for Museum visitors of all ages. Have fun while learning about our shared human history through interactive workshops, hands-on crafts, music, dance, and more! As events safely resume inside our building, you can enjoy both virtual and on-site programs.

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At-Home Anthro LIVE

Bring your natural curiosity and craftiness into FREE live, virtual learning sessions by Penn Museum educators.

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Our annual CultureFest! series celebrates diverse cultures with festivals featuring performances, art-making, storytelling, demonstrations, workshops, film screenings, and more.

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History Alive!

Explore the real history behind pop culture portrayals of fantasy and mythology found in books, video games, movies, and more with fun virtual lessons.

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Winter Break

Take advantage of winter break with family time at the Penn Museum! The whole family can delve into our new galleries and travel the world with exciting tours from our Global Guides.

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Cartifacts offers interactive experiences with reproductions of artifacts from Ancient Egypt and North America. Museum experts guide your up-close exploration!

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Global Art Scout Badge

What makes something a piece of art? Complete a series of five activities that focus on different types of art from around the globe.

Penn Museum Anthropology Camp 2021

Penn Museum Anthropology Camp

Penn Museum Anthropology Camp is a summer camp for children ages 6-13. It provides a wide variety of fun, creative learning activities for kids in galleries and classrooms.

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Summer Exploration Kits

Participate in summer camp fun from your own home. Each themed kit of activities includes crafts, experiments, short videos, games, and more.

Check out our digital resources.

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