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Scout Programs

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Whether your child is a budding artist, archaeologist, or explorer, Scout Programs at the Penn Museum give kids a window onto the world that they can open anytime, either in our galleries or at home with their families.

Global Art Scout Badge

The Global Art Scout Badge includes a series of five lessons that focus on different types of art from around the globe. Each lesson has two hands-on activities, so scouts can make their own art at home. Scouts will be mailed their very own Penn Museum badge, too!


  • What is Art?
  • Art That Tells Stories
  • Wearable Art
  • Art and Architecture
  • Art and Religion

$5 Per Badge

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Available anytime. All activities are available to download on our special Scout Padlet site and can be completed from the comfort of home. Scouts will be mailed their very own Penn Museum badge, too!

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Private Scout Workshops

Explore parts of our Global Art Scout Badge at the Penn Museum. Learn about mosaic patterns in a special workshop lead by museum staff and make your own Roman style mosaic to take home. When you’re finished, pick up a scavenger hunt and gallery puzzle to help you identify examples of art in the galleries.

Each Workshop lasts roughly 90 minutes and includes Museum admission, badge for each participant, and access to the digital Global Art Scout Badge.
Select Saturdays and Sundays, $25/Participant, minimum group size of 20.

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Up Late with the Sphinx

Calling all scouts and families! Have you ever wanted to explore the museum galleries after dark? Join us during Up Late with the Sphinx for an evening filled with games and gallery activities. Drop into a hands-on workshop and make something special to take home. Finish your evening with a flashlight tour through the museum.

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