University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology

In March, members enjoy a full month of extra-special access for adults and families. Check out our full listing of events and perks by seeing our brochure or below.

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All Month Long

Pepper Mill Café: Members get an extra 5% off food purchases at the Museum’s Pepper Mill Café, for a full 15% off.

Museum Shop: Members get an extra 5% off purchases at the Museum Shop in March, for a full 20% discount.

Special Events

Fellows’ Lecture and Reception: Underwater Panthers and their Place in the Native American Cosmos

Wednesday, March 1, 6:00 PM

Fellows-level members of the Expedition Circle (and higher) are invited to an exclusive reception with Dr. Megan Kassabaum, Weingarten Assistant Curator of the American Section, following her lecture at our Great Beasts of Legend series.

Registration required. RSVP to Kate Fox, 215.573.9722 or

Members-Only Tour: Magic in the Ancient World

Thursday, March 2, 11:00 AM

Do you believe in magic? Join curator Dr. Robert Ousterhout for an up-close look at one of our latest exhibitions.

Space is limited; registration required. RSVP to the Membership Office at 215.898.5093 or

World Culture Day: Hello India!

Saturday, March 11, 11:00 AM – 4:00 PM

Experience the diverse art and culture of India through henna hand painting, crafts, Indian food, and a traditional Holi celebration (festival of colors).

Open to the public; members get in free and skip the lines with Priority Check-In.

Family Second Sunday Workshop: Destination Ancient Greece: Athena’s Owl Puppets

Sunday, March 12, 1:00 PM- 4:00 PM

Athena, the Greek goddess of war and wisdom, is symbolized as an owl. Craft an owl puppet to take home, and discover other symbols of the gods in gallery Look and Learn tours at 1:00 and 3:00.

Open to the public; free for members.

Irish Culture Film Screening: In the Name of the FADA

Sunday, March 12, 2:00 PM

An Irish American comedian attempts to learn the Irish language in one year. Post-screening discussion lead by Joseph Lennon (Villanova University) and Irish Fulbright scholar Vicki Brady.

Open to the public; free for members.

Members’ Lecture: Cultures in the Crossfire: Stories from Syria and Iraq

Wednesday, March 15, 5:30 PM

Join us for an exclusive lecture by Dr. Salam Al-Kuntar, curator of the upcoming exhibition Cultures in the Crossfire: Stories from Syria and Iraq. Learn more about the landscape of cultural heritage preservation and the unique stories featured in this exhibition.

Registration required. RSVP to the Membership Office at 215.898.5093 or

Member Appreciation Day

March 25, 10:30 AM – 3:00 PM

Experience a full day of special activities for members, including:

  • Discovering Cuneiform Tablets: Hands-On Workshop
  • The Idea Lounge: Open Hours
  • Unearthed in the Archives
  • Lecture: The Legacy of Tutankhamun

Some events require registration. See full schedule and descriptions here.

Beyond the Museum

The Morris Arboretum

Throughout March, use your Penn Museum membership for complimentary general admission at the Morris Arboretum. Bring your Museum membership card to the gardens for a day of nature and fresh air.

Annenberg Center Live!

Penn Museum members get 20% Annenberg Center Live! tickets if purchased in the month of March. Performances include blues, Celtic, and jazz concerts, plus the mind-bending dance troupe Pilobolus.

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