The Sphinx Goes on Tour: Virtually

For 100 years, the Penn Museum's Sphinx has welcomed visitors from all over the world. It's time he had a vacation — and we're asking for a little help from YOU! We've created a PORTABLE SPHINX, and we're inviting you to show him around the city, the region, and beyond.

It's easy, here's how:

1. Print out the Portable Sphinx, or download him onto your smartphone:

Sphinx - Classic Style Sphinx - Atrist Style
Download Color Sphinx Download Black & White Sphinx

2. Take him to other great museums, historic sites, ballparks, City Hall, or elsewhere, and snap a photo.

3. Share it!

If you're on Facebook, simply navigate to the Penn Museum's Facebook page ( and click on the "Portable Sphinx contest" tab to share your photo. Be sure to add a caption to tell us where you shot the photo.

If you don't use Facebook, email your Portable Sphinx photo with a caption and your name to Then, head over to our Flickr page ( to see the rest of the user-submitted Portable Sphinx photo entries.


All participants will be eligible to win one of three great prizes fit for a Sphinx!

A private tour of the Penn Museum's Egyptian Galleries, led by a Penn Museum Egyptologist, for a group of up to 10 people

A one-year Household Membership to the Penn Museum

Winner's choice — free admission to one "40 Winks with the Sphinx" sleepover program for one adult and one child OR a series subscription to the Penn Museum's "Great Voyages" lecture series