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Accessibility & Amenities

A girl in a wheelchair with two friends in a gallery.

The Penn Museum is open to all. We recognize the diversity of our guests' abilities and needs, and we offer a variety of programs and services to support a comfortable visit.

If you have any additional needs or questions, please contact us at 215.898.4001 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. us.

Wheelchairs and Other Mobility Devices

Visitors with disabilities may use wheelchairs or an electric mobility device, including certain electronic personal assistance mobility devices specifically designed for and used by an individual with a mobility-related disability.

Manual wheelchairs (standard and wide) are available for visitors to borrow on a first-come, first serve basis from the East and Main entrances. If you plan to borrow a Museum wheelchair please speak with a visitor services representative at the welcome desks. They will be happy to assist you with signing out a wheelchair. Please be sure to have a valid ID.

All other personal mobility devices for recreational use are prohibited inside the building. Thank you for helping us ensure the safety of our guests and staff as well as the continued care of our collections.

Gallery Accessibility

On the third floor, a flight of stairs leads from the Etruscan Italy Gallery to the Greece Gallery. Members of our security staff are happy to assist any visitor who needs to use the nearby lift for access to this gallery—please notify them for assistance.

Please note that the door to Ancient Egypt: From Discovery To Display Gallery and the doors between the Rome and Etruscan Italy Galleries are not power-assisted. A member of our security staff will be happy to open the door for you if needed.

Entering the Museum

The main entrance. The east entrance. The courtyard entrance. The harrison entrance.

The Main Entrance, located across from Franklin Field on South Street, has a ramp near the corner of South and 33rd Streets that can be taken to the entrance doors. This entrance has a power-assisted door.

The East Entrance, can be entered via the driveway on the east side of the Museum off Convention Avenue, south of South Street, just past the entrance to Penn Museum Lot 7. This driveway is directly across from the SEPTA Penn Medicine Regional Rail Station (formerly University City Station). Guests may be dropped off at the East Entrance but the Kress Lot is not open for public parking. This entrance has a power-assisted door.

The Courtyard Entrance, located in between the Main and East Entrances on South Street, is only open to the general public for special events. It can be entered through the Stoner Courtyard, and mats are provided for easier passage over the cobblestones. This entrance has a power-assisted door.

The Harrison Entrance, located off of 33rd Street, is only open to the general public for special events. It can be entered through Harrison Garden, which has a ramp that can be taken to the entrance doors.