Inquiry Into China


This program has been paused for the 2020-2021 school year, but we still have many opportunities for Title I schools to receive free virtual programs. Please see our Title I Schools page for more information and to apply for sponsorship.

Explore Chinese culture and tie ancient traditions to present-day practices through Inquiry into China. This program, developed for students in 3rd-5th grade, uses the Museum’s incredible Chinese objects to teach intercultural communication skills and promote understanding of Chinese influences in our daily lives. Students will receive an outreach lesson and a visit to the Penn Museum where they will participate in a guided tour and interactive workshop, all for free, including transportation.

students in the Chinese rotunda

Taught by Chinese educators, Inquiry into China offers the following program package:

Please confirm that your group is eligible for the program. Eligible groups are:

For a middle school option with Chinese content, check out Unpacking the Past. Check back in Spring 2020 for the release of our high school option with Chinese content.

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