Open today 10 am – 5 pm

Visitor Guidelines

We look forward to welcoming you to the Penn Museum. Before you visit, please review these guidelines to keep our visitors and artifacts safe:

Masks are optional. If you are feeling unwell, we ask 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.

No outside food or drink. Visitors may bring their own bottled water.

Children 14 and under must be accompanied by an adult at all times.

The following are prohibited inside and outside the Museum:

Possession of dangerous materials or weapons, including firearms.

Smoking, including electronic cigarettes.

In the Galleries:

Please keep conversations respectful. Be mindful when using cell phones.

No pens or markers. Sketching or notetaking is welcome, but with pencil only. Pencils are available at our welcome desks.

Please store large backpacks, suitcases, and umbrellas in a locker before entering the galleries. Private property is stored at your own risk. Lockers are located on the Lower Level near the East Entrance and near the Harrison Auditorium.

Photography and videography are permitted for personal use only, unless otherwise indicated. See the photography policy.


The Museum is open Tuesdays through Sundays, 10:00 am to 5:00 pm. The Museum is closed on Mondays. The Museum is also closed on the following holidays, as observed by the University of Pennsylvania:

  • Martin Luther King Jr. Day
  • Presidents' Day
  • Easter
  • Memorial Day
  • Juneteenth National Independence Day
  • Independence Day
  • Labor Day
  • Indigenous Peoples Day
  • Thanksgiving
  • Christmas Eve
  • Christmas Day
  • New Year's Eve
  • New Year's Day