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Plan Your Visit

Your safety remains our top priority. Please review our updated safety guidelines before you visit. Save $2 when you book timed tickets online. Booking ahead is strongly encouraged. We look forward to welcoming you!

Tours and programs continue online. Join us for live virtual events or explore the Penn Museum from home 24/7.

Know Before You Go

Calendar with a checkmark icon Booking timed tickets in advance helps keep transactions contact-free.
Reserve your tickets online (members must log in to verify their status and receive free admission) or call 215.898.4001 during museum open hours.
Due to construction, the sidewalk in front of the Penn Museum on South Street (between 33rd Street and Convention Avenue) is closed. For visitors arriving from the SEPTA regional rail train station: please cross South Street to the Franklin Field side in order to safely use the sidewalk. Then, cross at the intersection (33rd Street) to access the Museum's Main Entrance. For visitors parking in the garage/Lot 7: please use the East Entrance.
Person wearing a face mask icon Face coverings and symptom checking are required for all staff and visitors ages 2+.
Face masks must be properly worn at all times while you are in the Museum.
People maintaining 6 feet distance icon Please stay 6-feet apart from anyone not in your household group.
Hand washing icon Please follow a one-way route through the galleries, to maximize social distancing—just follow the arrows on the floor.
People maintaining 6 feet distance icon Hand sanitizer and wipe dispenser stations are available throughout the Museum.
We have also installed plexiglass barriers in areas where transactions occur.
Caution symbol with a group of people icon We are limiting the number of visitors in the building to facilitate social distancing, in accordance with city and state protocols. Capacity limits for each gallery and public space, based on square footage, are posted throughout the Museum.
Food and drink icon The Museum Café is temporarily closed. Because water fountains are unavailable for hygiene reasons, visitors are welcome to bring their own bottled water, but no other outside food or drink is permitted inside the Museum. Weather permitting, picnics are welcome in the Warden Garden, Stoner Courtyard, and Mosaic Courtyard. Coat room and lockers are not available.
Present icon The Museum Shop is open and located on the Main Level. Also open online.

Planning Your Visit

A two-hour admission window is allotted per timed ticket.
Guests may enter the Museum at any time during that window and explore the galleries at their own pace.

Please limit groups to 6 people.
We look forward to welcoming larger groups when it’s safe to do so and would be happy to help plan your visit: please contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or, for K–12 groups, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

We ask that if you are feeling unwell that you postpone your visit.
Please call 215.898.4001 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. to reschedule your tickets if necessary.

Admission

Save $2 with online tickets

Adult Admission $18
Senior Citizens (65 and above) $16
Youth 6-17 $13*
College Students with ID
(non-Penn; walk up only)
$13*
Children 5 and under Free
Teens (13-19) & College Students
Through May 31, 2021, free on select days & times.
See below for details.
Free*

Ways to Save

Members
Free. Book timed tickets in advance of your visit online or call 215.898.4001. Not a member? Join today.
Free Admission with ID (Walk up only)
Walk up and show your ID at the welcome desk. Online ticketing is currently unavailable.
  • *Teens (13-19)
    Free through May 31, 2021, Tuesday–Friday, 3–5 pm; Saturday–Sunday, 10 am–5 pm. Mention zip code and the school you attend at the welcome desk.
  • *College students
    Free through May 31, 2021, Tuesday–Friday, 3–5 pm. Show your ID at the welcome desk.
  • PennCard holders (Penn faculty, staff, and students)
  • Active U.S. military personnel and veterans
  • Teachers
ACCESS/EBT card holders
$2 admission. Walk up and show your ID at the welcome desk. Online ticketing is currently unavailable.
Special Offers
More discounts available here.

Museum Hours

Tuesday - Sunday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Mondays and Major Holidays* CLOSED

Galleries and Exhibitions

Frequently Asked Questions


Directions and Parking

Parking

Public Transportation


Entrances

the kamin entrance

Main Entrance

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

This entrance is wheelchair accessible.

East Entrance

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

This entrance is wheelchair accessible.

the courtyard entrance

Courtyard Entrance

The Courtyard Entrance is on South Street and is only open for special events.

This entrance is wheelchair accessible.


Closures and Alerts

Temporary Closures

For everyone’s safety, some areas of the Museum are temporarily closed or have modified hours

Holiday Closures

  • Easter, Apr 4
  • Memorial Day, May 31
  • Independence Day, Jul 4
  • Labor Day, Sep 6
  • Columbus Day, Oct 11
  • Thanksgiving, Nov 25
  • Christmas Eve, Dec 24
  • Christmas Day, Dec 25
  • New Year's Eve, Dec 31
  • New Year's Day, Jan 1
  • Martin Luther King Jr. Day, Jan 17
  • Presidents' Day, Feb 15

the museum cafe and eating area

Museum Café

view of the museum shop

Museum Shop