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Teen Ambassadors

This program is on hiatus for the 2021-2022 school year.

Explore topics important to you and your peers through discussion and activities with Teen Ambassadors. Then take what you have learned and host discussions for other teens through Teen Science Cafes.

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About the Program

Through group discussion and hand-on activities, Teen Ambassadors explore topics important to them through anthropology and archaeology. Teen Ambassadors then take their new perspectives, combined with the museum’s exhibitions and pre-existing programs, tocreate new, engaging experiences for other teens.

Teen Ambassadors meet on a weekly basis, Tuesday from 5:30-7:30 October to May. Meetings are centered around discussions based on topics of the Ambassadors’ choosing. Based on those topics, the Ambassadors host bi-monthly events called ‘Teen Science Cafés’. In addition to hosting events for other high schoolers, Teen Ambassadors get behind-the-scenes tours of the Penn Museum and its collection, meet Penn professionals, and work closely with Museum departments.

  • Teen Ambassadors will be expected to spend some time throughout the week reading provided articles to help prepare for the weekly meetings as well as working on their projects.
  • The Penn Museum provides Teen Ambassadors with dinner and SEPTA Trans Passes.

To learn more about Teen Science Cafes, visit the Teen Science Cafe website.

How to Apply

To be considered, students must submit a completed application and, if chosen, come to the Penn Museum for an interview with the program coordinator. Applications will be evaluated based on interest in Archaeology and Anthropology, ability to work well in a team, and commitment to the program.

Applications are due August 31, 2020.

Incomplete or late applications will not be considered. If you have any questions, please contact us at 215.898.4033 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..