University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology

Select Tuesdays through Fridays, 12:00 - 2:00 pm Saturdays and Sundays, 11:00 am - 1:00 pm Cartifact facilitators answer questions and provide opportunities to handle touchable reproductions of artifacts from Ancient Egypt and Rome in this hands-on experience for visitors of all ages. Cartifact activities are available most days; check the calendar of events on the Museum website for updated schedule. Free with Museum Admission.


Engage all of your senses in the Penn Museum’s Family Access Programs. Designed for visitors with developmental and intellectual disabilities and their families, our multisensory accessible offerings use role play, storytelling, movement, and touch to bring the lives of the ancients to life. Archaeology in the A.M. Designed for teens and young adults with developmental or intellectual disabilities, Archaeology in the A.M. pairs the lives of the ancients with making new friends. Participants in this new social program are encouraged to interact with peers through a series of multimodal drop-in activities in the first hour, with the second hour featuring an art-making workshop. A social networking space for parents and family friends will also highlight various community service organizations. A designated quiet space with dimmed lighting and fidget toys will be accessible throughout each event, and a limited number of noise-reducing headphones will be available to borrow. See below for upcoming dates and themes. Archaeology in the A.M. is free with Museum admission, with special discounts available: ACCESS cardholders receive a discounted admission price of $2.00 per person for up to four visitors, and guests who register in advance for Smithsonian Magazine’s Museum Day beginning August 15 get free admission to the Museum (and this program) on September 22, 2018. Archaeology in the A.M. is made possible by the Philadelphia Autism Project. To learn more visit www.phillyautismproject.org.


Brand new for summer 2018, Junior Anthropologists Summer Camp invites our youngest campers to explore the Penn Museum through structured, hands-on activities. Junior Anthropologists is designed for children aged 6 who will be entering grades 1st grade for the 2018-2019 school year. If your child is 7-13 years old and will be entering 2nd-8th grade this fall, check out our Anthropologists in the Making summer camp! Register & Account Access Click the "Register" button above to register or to access your online account to make additional payments. Camp themes for summer 2019 will be released in January and registration will open in early February 2019. If you have any questions about our summer camp programs, please contactThis email address is being protected from spambots. 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Register by May 1: $280 Members / $300 Non-members per week Register after May 1: $300 Members / $320 Non-members per week Pre-camp (8:00am - 9:00am): $5 per day/$25 per week After-camp (3:00pm - 5:30pm): $12 per day/$60 per week Frequently Asked Questions What time does camp begin each day? What time does camp end? Camp sessions run from 9:00 am to 3:00 pm, Monday-Friday. I am filing out my taxes and need a receipt and the Museum's Tax Id number. How do I access this information? The Museum's tax id is 23-1352685. To obtain a receipt, you may access your online account. I am a Penn staff/faculty member. Do I receive the Member discount? Only families who enroll at the Household level and above are eligible for Camp discounts. Penn staff/faculty are not automatically members at this level. This is a separate $95 (fully tax-deductible) fee. Learn more about Penn Museum Household membership. How many campers can enroll in a session? Junior Anthropologists will cap at 15 campers. Will campers in Junior Anthropologists interact with older campers from Anthropologists in the Making? Yes. Both camps will have lunch and outdoor play time together. They will also be attending the weekly World Wonders presentation on Wednesdays together. Junior Anthropologists will be in their own camp group for Snack Time, hands-on components, behind-the-scenes activities, and Camp Recap. What is the ratio of campers to counselors? Are the counselors high school students? All counselors are 21 or older, must have had previous experience working with children, and must pass clearances. Camp volunteers, who are teens, act as assistants to the camp staff. Camp staff include two counselors, approximately two volunteers per week, and two camp directors. The camper to counselor ratio is approximately 1 counselor per 8 children. Do you offer a sibling discount? We do not offer a sibling discount. Please consider becoming a Member to receive discounts. Learn more about Penn Museum membership. My child is 5 years-old. Can I enroll him/her? If your child has completed kindergarten and will be attending first grade during the upcoming school year, you may enroll him/her for Camp 2018. My child can no longer attend the camp. Are any of the fees refundable or transferable? The $100 deposit, due at time of registration, is non-refundable. If you cancel your child’s registration three or more weeks prior to the start date of the session, all tuition and fees (minus the deposit) will be refunded. Refunds cannot be given if you cancel a session two weeks or less prior to the session start date. If your child wants to enroll in a different session, we will be able to transfer all funds paid to a different session (no penalties) if the space is available and if you decide to transfer three or more weeks prior to the start date of the session. I just registered online. Will I receive additional paperwork? When do I have to make additional payments? You will receive a confirmation e-mail upon registration. You will receive additional mandatory paperwork, via e-mail, by Monday June 4, 2018. These forms must be completed and returned two weeks prior to the start of your child’s camp session. If you create an online account at time of registration, you may log into your account at any time to make additional payments. Balances are due two weeks prior to the start of each camp session. You will be enrolled in automatic billing and the remaining balance will be withdrawn from your account two weeks prior to each camp week start date. I’m not sure if I’ll need pre- and after-camp. Should I enroll anyway? If you think that you may need pre- or after-camp, enroll at time of registration. No payment is needed at time of registration for pre/after-camp. Payments for pre- and after-camp can be paid ongoing during the week of your child’s session.


Are you a parent or teacher looking to introduce young children to world cultures? Join us for Storytime Expeditions! Unlike reading at home or in the classroom, Storytime Expeditions offer unique, immersive learning experiences. Get comfortable amongst real ancient artifacts listening to stories specially selected to highlight the cultures featured in the Penn Museum’s galleries. Touchable artifacts and a guided look around the gallery reinforce the ideas and themes established in the story. This hands-on learning opportunity not only broadens world cultural knowledge, but also establishes basic museum literacy and critical thinking skills. This program is designed for children between the ages of 4 and 9. For Teacher and Homeschool Groups: Stories are selected to appeal to a K-3rd grade age bracket, and lesson plans can be adapted to the needs of your students. We have books and a selection of touchable objects from our Teaching Collection for every gallery in the museum, including China, Japan, Egypt, Africa, Central and South America, The Middle East, and more! Available with advanced booking. For Familes: Summer Storytime Series Wednesdays, June 27–August 15 10:15am - 11:00am Free with General Admission Join us on Wednesdays for Storytime Expeditions, available weekly for free to families who pay general admission. Each week's Storytime Expedition is designed to compliment the themes of our free kid-friendly World Wonders programs, which are offered from 11:00 am -12:00 pm on the same dates. Space is limited for Storytime Expeditions and World Wonders. Groups of 10 or more are encouraged to book ahead by calling Learning Programs at215.746.6774 orThis email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. document.getElementById('cloak5a19c04cdc3dd96e6e3a168d6d9d51cb').innerHTML = ''; var prefix = 'ma' + 'il' + 'to'; var path = 'hr' + 'ef' + '='; var addy5a19c04cdc3dd96e6e3a168d6d9d51cb = 'emailingeducation' + '@'; addy5a19c04cdc3dd96e6e3a168d6d9d51cb = addy5a19c04cdc3dd96e6e3a168d6d9d51cb + 'pennmuseum' + '.' + 'org'; var addy_text5a19c04cdc3dd96e6e3a168d6d9d51cb = ' emailingeducation@pennmuseum.org';document.getElementById('cloak5a19c04cdc3dd96e6e3a168d6d9d51cb').innerHTML += ''+addy_text5a19c04cdc3dd96e6e3a168d6d9d51cb+''; . Storytimes and World Wonders dates are: June 27; July 11, 18, and 25; August 1, 8, and 15.


Children turning ages five through twelve can celebrate their special day at the Penn Museum! Children and their favorite grown up guests enjoy gallery tours, art projects, games, and a private party space. Bring your own device for a group photo opportunity in the galleries. Time is built into the day for families to explore the galleries after the party. Cost $380Non-Members $370Penn Museum members at the Household Level and above Parties are limited to 20 people. 20 participants include the birthday child plus any combination of adult and child guests. There must be at least two adults per party. $20for each additional guest per person Additional Perks The birthday child’s family receives one complimentary parking spot for the day. The birthday child also receives an ancient Egypt-inspired gift! Call for details for special add-ons, including: Themed disposable flatware, cups, napkins, etc.; favors for each guest; encounter with a live mummy. Times The birthday party room is reserved for two hours. Parties may be scheduled for the following time frames: 10:00 am— 12:00 pm 2:00 pm— 4:00 pm Available Dates Birthday parties are subject to availability. Please have several Saturday and Sunday dates to consider when booking. Parties may be booked 10:00am – 12:00pm or 2:00 – 4:00pm Scheduling Instructions All groups must register in advance. Guests do not need to register separately; only one person needs to be the designated contact for the entire party. Parties must be booked at least four weeks prior to the reserved date. A non-refundable deposit of $95 is due at the time of reservation. The full balance is due two weeks prior to the reserved date. Frequently Asked Questions Are we allowed to bring our own snacks? Yes. The birthday child’s family is welcome to bring cake/cupcakes, beverages, etc. Are we allowed to bring our own decorations? How about disposable flatware or cups, plates, etc.? Yes. Birthday party guests may bring their own decorations, cups, plates, napkins, utensils, etc. Please note that balloons and lit candles are not permitted at the Museum. What about parking for our guests? Please review information about parking and rates. Can we schedule a different date and/or theme for our party? We can accommodate a different date, as the schedule allows, for an additional fee. Please call for details. We would be happy to accommodate a different theme, such as Greco-Roman or a multicultural Animals on Parade theme, for no additional fee. Sample Birthday Party Schedule 10:00am—10:10am: Families gather; Coloring activity provided 10:10am—10:40am: Interactive gallery tour 10:40am—10:45am: Group photo in the gallery; bring your own device 10:45am—11:10am: Art project 11:10am—11:30am: Wrap the Mummy game 11:30am—11:55am: Cake time and socializing 12:00pm: Program concludes; option to explore galleries on own


Ignite a young child’s imagination at Museum Playdates, presented the first Tuesday morning of the month! Designed for families with children ages 3 to 6, Museum Playdates feature illustrated stories told in Museum galleries, hands-on reproduction artifacts, and make-and-take art activities—plus a snack! Museum Playdates Admission information. Cost $10 (one child and one adult); $5 for Members (one child and one adult) Additional children $2 each Make it a monthly Playdate with a discounted series subscription, on sale through October 3: $55; $25 for Members.


Scouts can unearth more fun at the Penn Museum. By popular demand, the Penn Museum introduces activities to help fulfill badge requirements for Girl and Boy Scouts. For Cub Scouts Beat of the Drum Adventure for Bears Learn about the Lenape, Pueblo, and other Native America cultures through artifacts, legends, and crafts. Create a drum, weave a dream catcher, and write a legend. Activities at the Penn Museum will fulfill the following requirements: 1 2 3 4 5 Scouts will need to complete the following activities in order to fulfill Beat of the Drum Adventure requirements: 6 7 8 Art Explosion Adventure for Webelos Create art inspired by the ancient Etruscans, Greeks, and Romans. Draw your own mummy portrait, sculpt a Grecian vase, and design a war shield. Activities at the Penn Museum will fulfill the following requirements: 1 2 3c; 3g Scouts will need to complete the following activities in order to fulfill Art Explosion Adventure requirements: 4 For Boy Scouts Indian Lore Merit Badge Leave preconceptions behind and discover a living tapestry of Nations with distinct stories, histories, and identities. Scouts will complete an activity that explores the array of artifacts on view in Native American Voices: The People—Here and Now. During a maker workshop, scouts will construct, teach and play games of the Lenape. By the end of the program, scouts will be able to describe contemporary Native American leaders and their powerful stories of raising awareness for Native rights and cultural identities. Activities at the Penn Museum will fulfill the following Merit Badge requirements: Requirements 2d; 3a; 4h Scouts will need to complete the following activities in order to fulfill Merit Badge requirements: Requirement #1 Additional activity for requirement #2 For Girl Scouts Playing the Past Junior Badge Come play the past, ancient Egypt style. Tour Penn Museum’s ancient Egyptian collections with a focus on women and women’s roles. Become an ancient Egyptian priestess, entertainer or mourner. Write about your life as an ancient Egyptian and design an outfit. Craft accessories, make an ancient Egyptian-inspired snack, and more. Activities at the Penn Museum will fulfill the following Playing the Past Junior Badge requirements: Step One: Decide Who You Are Step Two: Create a Costume Step Three: Experience Daily Life Step Four: Have Some Old-Fashioned Fun Scouts will need to complete the following activity in order to fulfill Playing the Past Junior Badge requirements: Step Five: Become Your Character Available Dates Please call with two or three Saturday or Sunday dates available for booking. Scout Days may be booked September through May, based on availability. Activities run from 10:00 am – 2:00 pm Fees Pre-registration is required $20 per scout, includes Museum Admission Limit 30 scouts per dateMinimum 10 scouts per date 1 free chaperone per group of 10 scouts, additional adults $15 Frequently Asked Questions What is the attendance limit/minimum? Each program is limited to 30 girls or boys. 1 chaperone attends free per 10 scouts; maximum of 3 complimentary adults. Scouts and adults are able to visit the Penn Museum after the program concludes. Each date needs a minimum of 6 scouts to be conducted. Do scouts sign up individually or as a group? It is recommended that troops register together. Either way, registration is collected via 215-898-4016. Do adults attend with the children? Yes. 1 chaperone attends free per 10 scouts; maximum of 3 complimentary adults. Additional adults are $15 each. Adults are not eligible to receive activity supplies. Can siblings attend the program? No. The program is intended only for scouts. Are the presenters registered scout leaders/counselors? The activity leader is a registered Merit Badge Counselor and has completed the Youth Protection Training and other necessary requirements. How is the program fee collected? Troops may register and pay through credit card by phone. A partial (20%) non-refundable deposit is due at the time of registration to reserve your space (e.g. $120 for a group of 30; $40 for group of 10). Full payment is due two weeks prior to each program. Checks may also be made payable to The Trustees of the University of Pennsylvania and mailed to: Penn Museum c/o Public Programs 3260 South Street Philadelphia, PA 19104 Will the Penn Museum provide actual badges? No. Activities at the Penn Museum do not fulfill all badge requirements. Should scouts be in uniform? Scouts are not required to be in uniform.  


Penn Museum's World Wonders Wednesday morning summer series celebrates the diversity of the world's cultures through music, dance, and storytelling. Programs run on Wednesdays from June 28 – August 16, 2017 from 11:00 am – 12:00 pm, leaving time to visit the Museum. World Wonders are free with General Admission. Discounts are available for groups of 10 or more, with pre-registration (required).


Celebrating 20 years of engaging children with summer fun and learning through Penn Museum’s world-renowned collections. Anthropologists in the Making is designed for children ages 7-13 who will be entering grades 2nd – 8th for the 2018-2019 school year. If your child is 6 years old and will be entering 1st grade this fall, check out our brand new Junior Anthropologists summer camp! Register & Account Access Click the "Register" button above to register or to access your online account to make additional payments. Camp themes for summer 2019 will be released in January and registration will open in early February 2019. If you have any questions about our summer camp programs, please contactThis email address is being protected from spambots. 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Register by May 1: $280 Members / $300 Non-members per week Register after May 1: $300 Members / $320 Non-members per week Pre-camp (8:00am - 9:00am): $5 per day/$25 per week After-camp (3:00pm - 5:30pm): $12 per day/$60 per week Frequently Asked Questions What time does camp begin each day? What time does camp end? Camp sessions run from 9:00 am to 3:00 pm, Monday-Friday. I am filing out my taxes and need a receipt and the Museum's Tax Id number. How do I access this information? The Museum's tax id is 23-1352685. To obtain a receipt, you may access your online account. I am a Penn staff/faculty member. Do I receive the Member discount? Only families who enroll at the Household level and above are eligible for Camp discounts. Penn staff/faculty are not automatically members at this level. This is a separate $95 (fully tax-deductible) fee. Learn more about Penn Museum Household membership. How many campers can enroll in a session? What are the popular themes? Does the camp sell out? We cap each week to 70 campers. Most sessions sell out each year, so registering before May 1 is encouraged. Our most popular themes each year include the mock excavation week, the Egypt week, and the Classical week. Every year, we get an increasing number of campers who return. About how many weeks do children attend? Do most children attend all eight weeks? Do you get new campers? Most campers attend at least two sessions; they likely attend these back-to-back. Each year, several campers attend all eight sessions. About half of the campers return from the year prior, while half of the campers are new each year. How are the campers divided, or do all ages interact with each other? Campers are divided into four separate groups of about 17 campers. These groups are based on age and break down (approximately) as follows: 7-8; 8-9; 9-10; 11-13. The group of 7 to 9-year-olds and the group of 9 to 13-year-olds visit different areas of the Museum and interact with each other from 9:30am – 10:30am. During lunch and outdoor play times, the whole camp is together. The camp breaks into the four separate age groups for Snack Time, hands-on components, behind-the-scenes activities, and Camp Recap. What is the ratio of campers to counselors? Are the counselors high school students? All counselors are 21 or older, must have had previous experience working with children, and must pass clearances. Camp volunteers, who are teens, act as assistants to the camp staff. Camp staff include eight counselors, approximately three to five volunteers per week, and two camp directors. Two counselors are assigned to about 18 campers each week; therefore, the ratio is about 1 counselor to 9 campers. Do you offer a sibling discount? We do not offer a sibling discount. Please consider becoming a Member to receive discounts. Learn more about Penn Museum membership. My child is 6 years-old. My child is turning 14. Can I enroll him/her? If your child has completed first grade, you may enroll him/her for Camp 2018. If your child is 6 years old and entering first grade this fall, you may want to consider enrolling him/her in our brand new Junior Anthropologists summer camp. If your child is turning 14 and entering eighth grade, consider a Camp volunteer position for him/her. My child can no longer attend the camp. Are any of the fees refundable or transferable? The $100 deposit, due at time of registration, is non-refundable. If you cancel your child’s registration three or more weeks prior to the start date of the session, all tuition and fees (minus the deposit) will be refundedRefunds cannot be given if you cancel a session two weeks or less prior to the session start date. If your child wants to enroll in a different session, we will be able to transfer all funds paid to a different session (no penalties) if the space is available and if you decide to transfer three or more weeks prior to the start date of the session. I just registered online. Will I receive additional paperwork? When do I have to make additional payments? You will receive a confirmation e-mail upon registration. You will receive additional mandatory paperwork, via e-mail, by Monday June 4, 2018. These forms must be completed and returned two weeks prior to the start of your child’s camp session. If you create an online account at time of registration, you may log into your account at any time to make additional payments. Balances are due two weeks prior to the start of each camp session. You will be enrolled in automatic billing and the remaining balance will be withdrawn from your account two weeks prior to each camp week start date. I’m not sure if I’ll need pre- and after-camp. Should I enroll anyway? If you think that you may need pre- or after-camp, enroll at time of registration. No payment is needed at time of registration for pre/after-camp. Payments for pre- and after-camp can be paid ongoing during the week of your child’s session.


The Penn Museum has something for everyone with Second Saturday programs, running monthly October through April. Explore the Museum through tours, scavenger hunts, crafts, and more. Themes and activities change monthly! Second Saturdays are free with General Admission.


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