Breathtaking Galleries


    Under the breathtaking 90-foot dome, a marvel of early 20th-century engineering, you’ll be surrounded by the art of ancient China. The largest event space in the Museum, the Chinese Rotunda is sure to create an everlasting impression.


    Seated reception: 300

    Standing reception: 600


    Beautiful architectural details including high arched ceilings and marble/glass floors make the perfect setting for a ceremony or cocktail reception. Grand wooden doors open out onto a spectacular view of the Warden Garden.


    Seated reception: 80

    Standing reception: 160

    Ceremony: 160


    A dramatic space beneath Guastavino vaults, the Egypt Lower Gallery leads a warm backdrop for any event. Create the opportunity for your guests to explore a royal Egyptian palace and come face to face with the 15-ton sphinx of Ramses II.


    Seated reception: 120

    Standing reception: 200

    Theatre-style seating: 200


    Amidst Pharaohs and Mummies of Egypt, the Egypt Upper Gallery offers an unique setting for any celebration and is flexible enough to accommodate dancing or a dinner party.


    Seated reception: 100
    Standing reception: 250
    Theatre-style seating: 150

Beautiful Gardens

The Penn Museum takes its role as steward of our priceless collections and historic structure seriously. Every event is closely monitored by appropriate museum security personnel and systems to ensure the safety and preservation of the cultural, historic, and architectural materials on our premises.

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