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Penn Museum Tours

Penn Museum
Founded in 1887, the Penn Museum is one of the top anthropology and archaeology museums in the world. With a rich history of scientific expeditions around the globe, the museum holds nearly a million art objects and artifacts that showcase the development and achievements of humanity.
 
The Basics

Take your time exploring the Penn Museum’s special exhibits as well as the signature galleries spread across three floors: the Egypt (Sphinx) gallery, the Egypt (Mummies) gallery, the Africa gallery, the Canaan and Israel gallery, the China gallery, the Etruscan Italy gallery, the Greece gallery, the Rome gallery, the Japan gallery, and the Mexico and Central America gallery. The museum is housed in an eclectic building featuring a mix of architectural styles, surrounded by gardens, fountains, and a lovely koi pond.
 
Museum lovers can opt for a combo pass that includes the Mütter Museum. Some city sightseeing passes include entry to the Penn Museum.
 
Things to Know Before You Go
  • The Penn Museum is a must for anthropology and archaeology fans.
  • Guided tours are available in eight languages.
  • Large backpacks, suitcases, and umbrellas must be stored at the baggage check.
  • Free Wi-Fi is available.
  • The museum is wheelchair-accessible, though ongoing renovations may affect routes.
  • There’s an on-site café and shop.
 
How to Get There

Located on the University of Pennsylvania campus, the museum sits across from Franklin Field. It’s easily accessible via public transit, including SEPTA’s Regional Rail line (University City station); the Market–Frankford subway line (34th Street station); trolley routes 11, 13, 34, and 36; and buses 21, 30, 40, and 42.
 
When to Get There

Open Tuesday through Sunday, and closed on Monday and major public holidays, the museum hosts free public tours on weekends, as well as a wide variety of programs. Sometimes galleries close due to renovations. See the museum’s website for schedules and updates.
 
Highlights of the Penn Museum

Exhibition highlights include the 4,500-year-old jewelry of a Mesopotamian queen, a 3,300-year-old sphinx, and one of the world’s oldest wine vessels. Also, check out the ancient Egyptian statues of pharaohs, mummified animal and human remains, and Sumerian cuneiform tablets with some of the oldest writing in the world.
Address: 3260 South St, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19104, USA
Admission: Varies
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Penn Museum Admission Ticket

Penn Museum Admission Ticket

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Situated directly on the University of Pennsylvania's campus, the Penn Museum is the largest University Museum in the United States! With over 1 million objects in the collection that span 10,000 years of human history, you can travel the world under one roof!
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  • 5 minutes to 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$18.00
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$18.00

City Sightseeing Philadelphia Hop-On Hop-Off Bus Tour

City Sightseeing Philadelphia Hop-On Hop-Off Bus Tour

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With several stops and two routes on this City Sightseeing tour of Philadelphia, you won’t run out of things to see or do. Once you board the open-top, double-decker bus, you can stay on for the entire route narrated by a guide, or disembark at any of the hop-on hop-off stops for sightseeing along the way. Select a 1-, 2-, or 3-day pass and see attractions such as the Liberty Bell, Philadelphia Zoo, and Betsy Ross House. Customize your own itinerary and set your own pace in the City of Brotherly Love.
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  • 30 minutes to 1 hour
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$36.00
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Go Philadelphia Explorer Pass

Go Philadelphia Explorer Pass

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See some of Philadelphia's top attractions at a discount with The Philadelphia Pass. Select your choice of three, four, five, or seven activities from a list of options and get direct entrance after you save your pass on your mobile device. Use your pass for touring options such as the Hop-On Hop-Off Big Bus Philadelphia Tour, or for entrance tickets to venues such as the African American Museum, Betsy Ross House, or Philadelphia Zoo. Passes are valid for one year from purchase date and you have 60 consecutive days from first use. Please note: Enjoy the extra flexibility in case your travel plans need to change: All passes (purchased by December 31) are valid for two year from purchase date and only become activated with your first attraction visit. After activation your pass will be valid for 60 days and/or the remaining number of attraction choices purchased.
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  • 30 days
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$54.00
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Frequently Asked Questions

The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
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Should I book Penn Museum tickets in advance?
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We recommend booking e-tickets ahead of time to secure your spot since Penn Museum can get crowded. If you book with Viator, you can cancel at least 24 hours before the start date of your tour for a full refund. See all 2 Penn Museum tickets and tours on Viator.
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How much does it cost to visit Penn Museum 2020?
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Currently, an entrance ticket to Penn Museum costs USD 18.00. Guided Penn Museum tours start around USD 18.00 per person. See all 2 Penn Museum tickets and tours on Viator.
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What's the best way to experience Penn Museum?