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General Admission

$15 $10 general adult admission
$13 $10 senior citizens (65 and above)
$10 children 6-17 and full-time students with college ID
FREE Museum members, active U.S. military personnel, children 5 and under, and PennCard holders (Penn faculty, staff, and students)

Museum Hours

Tuesday - Sunday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
First Wednesdays 10:00 am - 8:00 pm
Mondays and Major Holidays* CLOSED
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*The Museum and Shop are closed on Christmas Eve, Christmas Day, New Year’s Eve, New Year’s Day, Martin Luther King Jr. Day, Presidents’ Day, Easter, Memorial Day, Independence Day, Labor Day, Columbus Day, and Thanksgiving.


Only valid complimentary passes with a valid expiration date will be accepted.

ACCESS Cardholder Reduced Admission Initiative

Visitors can enjoy two great Philadelphia museums with one ticket, thanks to our current double ticket deal to the Penn Museum and the Mütter Museum. View more Special Offers.

Groups of 10 or more save on admission and guided tours! Learn more or contact Group Sales for more information.


Building Transformation Icon Building Transformation

Things might look a little different around the Penn Museum. Over the next several years, the Museum will undergo a dramatic reconfiguration of our historic building, with plans to renew more than 75% of our gallery space and to add amenities for visitors’ comfort, including new elevators and air conditioning. Some galleries might be offline and some artifacts might not be on display, but there is still plenty to see!

  • The China Gallery will close temporarily from July 16 to August 16 for construction work. During that time, some monumental Chinese objects from the Rotunda will be on display in Pepper Hall.
  • We are working on creating new galleries for our renowned Egyptian collection. The Egypt (Sphinx) Gallery is now closed for conservation of monumental objects, but the Egypt (Mummies) Gallery remains open.
  • The Mexico & Central America Gallery and Africa Galleries will close September 2 for a year of renovations. We are reimagining these important galleries, adding new flooring, cases, lighting, air-conditioning, and creating dynamic new displays. Both galleries will reopen in September 2019.

Learn more about our plans for Building Transformation.


Temporary Closures and Alerts

The Museum or its galleries may occasionally be closed to visitors during exhibition updates, private functions, holiday closures, and other events.

Please note these upcoming alerts to help plan your next visit:

  • Sunday, August 5 – 19: SEPTA's Regional Rail trains will not stop at the University City Station. The closest stop will be the 30th Street Station, about a 20 minute walk to the Museum. For more information on this service interruption go to http://www.septa.org/southwestconnection/uc.html.
  • The Artifact Lab will not be staffed on Sundays during the month of August.
  • Directions and Parking

    The Penn Museum is located at 3260 South Street, Philadelphia, PA 19104 at the intersection of Spruce Street and 33rd Street. Nearby landmarks include Franklin Field, across South Street, and the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania, across 34th Street. Click here to get directions on Penn's website.


    Museum Entrances

    The Daniel G. Kamin Entrance

    The Daniel G. Kamin Entrance is located across the street from Franklin Field on South Street, closest to 33rd Street.

    This entrance is wheelchair accessible.


    Group Entrance (Kress)

    The Group Entrance (Kress) is for buses, groups, and the general public. The Kress entrance is approached from Convention Avenue, not South St.

    This entrance is wheelchair accessible.


    The Trescher Entrance (and Stoner Courtyard)

    The Trescher Entrance is on South Street, but is only open for special occasions.

    This entrance is wheelchair accessible.


    Public Transportation

    11 Trolley More Info Here
    13 Trolley More Info Here
    34 Trolley More Info Here
    36 Trolley More Info Here
    Market Frankford Line (MFL) (34th and Market St station)

    Take any of the Busses above to 33rd and Chestnut/Walnut Streets, and/or 37th and Spruce Streets.

    21 (stops at 33rd and Walnut/Chestnut Streets)
    30 (stops at 33rd and Spruce Streets)
    42 (stops at 33rd and Spruce Streets)
    40 (stops at South Street and Convention Ave - right in front of the Museum!)
    The Airport Line
    Manayunk / Norristown Line
    Media / Elwyn Line
    Warminster Line
    West Trenton Line
    Wilmington / Newark

    These Regional Rail Lines stop at the University City Station located across Convention Avenue from the Penn Museum.

    Please note upcoming service change for August 5 – 19: SEPTA's Regional Rail trains will not stop at the University City Station. The closest stop will be the 30th Street Station, about a 20 minute walk to the Museum. For more information on this service interruption go to http://www.septa.org/southwestconnection/uc.html.

    30th Street Station services all regional rail lines and is a short walk to the Penn Museum.

    Center City to University City combined train schedule Weekday / Weekend


    Parking

    Please be advised, parking is extremely limited during weekdays.

    Garage 7

    Located at the corner of South Streets and Convention Avenue, just east of the Penn Museum. The garage Parking can be limited with garage filling early—usually by 7:30 am, some spots reopening after 10:30 am.

    Regular Daily Rate (no discounts offered): $22 Monday through Friday, 6:00 am to 5:00 pm.
      $12 Monday through Friday, 5:00pm to 11:00 pm.
    Weekend Rate (except for special event parking days): $12

    This garage accepts credit cards for payment only.

    Special event parking days are determined by Penn Parking Service. Special event parking prices differ from everyday prices and are subject to change without notice. Examples of these events include the annual Penn Relays, Homecoming, other Penn Athletics Programming.

    Other pay lots

    These lots are in the vicinity and metered parking is available on some streets nearby. The following lots are available to the public after 5:00 PM during the week for a $7.00 flat rate:

    • Lot 19 – 34th & Chestnut ($8.00 flat rate on weekends)
    • Lot 23 – 38th & Sansom ($7.00 flat rate on weekends)
    • Lot 39 – 33rd & Ludlow ($8.00 flat rate on weekends)

    See the University of Pennsylvania's website for information on parking. Or see a map of all the visitor parking lots on campus.


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