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K-12 EDUCATORS

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We are committed to serving students and teachers. Our K–12 programs continue as live virtual programs and online experiences. Contact us to find creative ways to meet your learning needs and fit your budget.

Bring the Penn Museum to you using video chat technology! Whether you are teaching in-person or virtually, the Penn Museum team can broadcast LIVE to your class on any of the major video conferencing platforms. Our programs are designed to be adjustable in length and content so we may best fit the needs of your learners. No matter what type of interactive virtual learning experience you are looking for—hands-on activities, in-depth object analysis, historic overviews, or cultural exposure—we are ready to work with you to make your virtual visit a success!

Check out our events calendar for plenty of free and low-cost virtual events for the public. Teacher scholarships are available for all ticketed virtual public programs.

Sponsorship

Do you teach in a Title I school? Fill out our sponsorship form to take advantage of free programs for your students.

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Interactive Virtual Learning Programs

Unable to visit the way you have in the past? Then let the Museum come to you! Using video chat technology, one of our educators will provide a Museum-themed lesson in real time. Our virtual programs are designed to involve participants through interactive conversation, hands-on activities, and demonstrations.

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Virtual International Classroom

Learn more about world cultures, both past and present directly from international educatorsand Museum-affiliated archaeologists and anthropologists, all without leaving your classroom. Virtual International Classroom programs provides your students with opportunities for global learningand interactive conversations.

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Digital Resources

Downloadable hands-on activities, project ideas, reading assignments, and more, all organized by theme.

Professional Development

Sign up for our free monthly Teacher Talks and other opportunities just for educators. Check back often to see what’s new!

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Homeschool

Join us online for special classes designed for students and families learning at home.

Donor Recognition

Unpacking the Past

This program is made possible by the generosity of the following donors:

  • Christian R. and Mary F. Lindback Foundation
  • Albert A. Ciardi III, W88
  • Marie A. Conn, Ph.D.
  • Kristin Davidson, CGS84, GED88
  • Dolfinger-McMahon Foundation
  • Pamela Freyd, Ph.D., GED68, GR81, and Peter Freyd, Ph.D., PAR
  • Ghislain Gouraige, Jr., C80, and Marjorie P. Gouraige, PAR
  • GRoW Annenberg Foundation
  • Diane von Schlegell Levy and Robert M. Levy, WG74
  • Merle-Smith Educational Endowment
  • Jill Meyer
  • Morel Family Foundation, Lauren Bayster-Morel and Donald Morel, Jr., Ph.D.
  • Agnes M. Mulroney, CW57, PAR
  • National Endowment for the Arts
  • PECO
  • Barbara Rittenhouse
  • Kathryn Sorkin and Sanford Sorkin, W67
  • Lee Evan Tabas, C72, ME72, and Nancy Freeman Tabas, PAR
  • Jeffrey Weiss and Jill Topkis Weiss, C89, WG93, PAR

International Classroom

The International Classroom program is made possible by the generosity of the International Classroom Endowment and the Charles C. Harrison Endowment.

Inquiry Into China

Inquiry Into China is made possible by the generosity of the Freeman Foundation.

Global Guides

The Global Guides: Immigrant Stories Tour Program is made possible by the generosity of the Barra Foundation.

Access Programs

Access Programs are made possible by the generosity of the Albert B. Millet Memorial Fund, administered by BNY Mellon Wealth Management, and the Museum Education Endowment.