Get more from your trip by booking a guided tour! Experienced museum guides lead your students through gallery highlights, answer their questions, and share behind-the-scenes stories of the Museum, all in about an hour.
For K-2 students, we recommend our Storytime Expeditions instead of Guided Tours.
$2 per participant per tour + Group Admission ($7 per student, $12 per adult)
1 FREE teacher chaperone or adult per every 10 students
30-student maximum per tour (22-student maximum for Greece)
Groups with less than 10 students will be charged for 10 students
1 chaperone is REQUIRED for every 10 students
|TIMING||Tuesday–Friday, 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM|
|WHEN TO BOOK||At least 6-8 weeks in advance|
Select from the following tours:
The continent of Africa is home to a wealth of cultures. Masterpieces of mask making and artifacts from the Asante Kingdom are just some of the favorites in this gallery.
- Canaan and Israel
These cultures are crossroads of the ancient world, with strong influences from Egypt to the Near East. A model of an ancient house—with its ‘kitchen,’ ‘office,’ and ‘pantry’—brings this gallery to life.
See everything from oracle bones—the origin of Chinese writing—to the crystal ball of the Dowager Empress of China in this eclectic gallery. A beautiful collection of artwork reveals the importance Buddhism in China.
With one of the most impressive collections of Egyptian artifacts in the world, Penn Museum offers a one-of-a-kind Egypt tour that includes mummies, sarcophagi, and the largest sphinx in North America.
- Etruscan/Roman World
Forefathers of the Romans, the Etruscans were an influential ancient civilization. This tour includes standouts from both the Etruscan and Rome Galleries, including bronze armor.
Dozens of Greek painted vases and hand-minted coins introduce your students to everything from mythology to daily life in ancient Greece.
- Mexico & Central America:
Birthplace of the Maya and Aztec civilizations, Mexico & Central America have rich cultural traditions. Discover artifacts from an ancient ballgame, and stand in awe under the large stone stela monuments.
- Middle East (Mesopotamia):
The Middle East is home to the world’s oldest civilization, Mesopotamia. Learn about this culture from the marvelous artifacts discovered by Penn Museum archaeologists.
- Native American Voices
Interactive technology brings this gallery to life, introducing visitors to the diverse Native American people of today. Hear their voices as you discover cultural artifacts ranging from the Southwest to the Arctic.
Get an inside look into the politics, religion, and art of the Roman world by examining artifacts. Ancient materials of marble, metal, and glass tell the stories of this influential civilization.
- Special Exhibition Tour
Cultures in the Crossfire: Stories from Syria and Iraq
Archeological sites in Iraq and Syria headline international news, as the destruction of cultural heritage becomes both a by-product and a tactic of ongoing war. Ancient artifacts and contemporary art convene to tell a story of the continuum between the past and present-day lives. Suggested for Grades 9-12.