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The Penn Museum recognizes the diversity of our general public's abilities and needs, and we offer a variety of programs and services to ensure the accessibility of the Museum and its collection.


Parking and Wheelchair Entrance

The Museum's Daniel G. Kamin Entrance (Main Entrance), on South Street near 33rd Street across from Franklin Field is wheelchair accessible by wheelchair ramps.

In addition the Museum's Group Entrance (Kress), entered via the driveway on the east side of the Museum at 3260 South Street, is wheelchair accessible.

A limited number of wheelchairs are available for use while visiting the Museum. Visitors can ask for wheelchairs at the Daniel G. Kamin (Main) or Group (Kress) Entrances.

Wheelchair Accessibility in the Galleries

Public elevators are available to take visitors to most galleries. The Egypt (Sphinx) Gallery, and the Amarna Gallery are only accessible by stairs. If you need elevator access to these galleries, ask for assistance at the Daniel G. Kamin (Main) or Group (Kress) Entrances; a Museum staff person can escort you there via a freight elevator.

There is no elevator access to the Harrison Auditorium, open during some events and special programs. Visitors who cannot use stairs may enter from the outside, via an entrance on 33rd Street (it is advisable to call in advance).

Service Animals

Service animals are welcome in the Museum and its galleries. Service animals must be harnessed, leashed, or tethered, unless these devices interfere with the service animal’s work or the individual’s disability prevents using these devices. In that case, the individual must maintain control of the animal through voice, signal, or other effective controls.

Restrooms

The Group Entrance (Kress) restrooms are equipped with wheelchair accessible stalls.

The men's and women's restrooms outside the Harrison Auditorium and the Group Entrance (Kress) are equipped with baby changers. Men's and women's bathrooms in the Kress Entrance feature sink sizes to accommodate children and adults.

Guests with Special Needs

No admission fee will be charged for any Personal Care Attendant (PCA) who accompanies a visitor with severe disabilities to the Penn Museum. This free admission for a PCA includes general museum admission, special exhibitions and public programs and tours.

For programs and events in which reservations are required or space is limited, please contact the Visitor Services department at 215-898-4001 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. to request a free ticket for the PCA.

To coordinate a visit to the Museum for a group with special needs, call 215.746.8183 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

If you have any additional special needs, please call Visitor Services at 215.898.4001.

ASL Video Highlights Tour

Watch actor and comedian, CJ Jones, as he takes you on a tour of the highlights of the Penn Museum in American Sign Language.

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