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Penn Museum

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Founded in 1887, the Penn Museum has always been one of the world’s great archaeology and anthropology research museums, and the largest university museum in the United States. With roughly one million objects in our care, the Penn Museum encapsulates and illustrates the human story: who we are and where we came from. As a dynamic research institution with many ongoing research projects, the Museum is a vibrant and engaging place of continual discovery.






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Programs by Penn Museum

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Daily Life in Ancient Rome

Embark on a virtual tour of a lavish Roman homeand pick up some Latin language along the way! By looking closely at domestic artifacts and recording the Latin names for each room of the house, students step into the day-to-day lives of ancient...


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Mesopotamia: Journey to the City

Explore the ‘cradle of civilization’ through the examination of artifacts that reveal the earliest settlements, agricultural and writing systems to learn how ancient Mesopotamian societal practices gave rise to the world’s first cities, which...


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Mummy Makers

Ever wonder how and why the ancient Egyptians mummified their dead? Learn how to be an ancient Egyptian embalmer and prepare Mr. Ulysses Penn for his journey to the afterlife! Using fabricated mummies, students will explore mummification through...


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Preserving the Past

Investigate the science of deterioration and preservation by walking through the real conservation treatment of a Penn Museum artifact. Students practice the basics of conservation to simulatehow the Museum cares for and learns from ancient...


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Outreach Program Manager
3260 South Street
Philadelphia PA 19104
United States

Primary Disciplines

The programs of Penn Museum cover:

Social Studies/History

Awards, Quotes, Testimonials

"I really appreciated the preparation that clearly went into the videoconference. The students received an interesting insight into the ancient world and the docents' enthusiasm for ancient artifacts and history was quite inspiring for my class to see!" -E. Brazier, Abbotsleigh School, New South Wales, Australia

 "I loved the program. It really appeals to the various units I touch upon in the first two years of Latin. The docents are fun--they know their material and make many attempts to engage the students in interaction." -B. Thorpe-Nelson, High Technology High School, New Jersey