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Open to all, the Museum is home to remarkable objects
and powerful stories that emerge from its excavations and research
across the world.


Connect with the cultures of Africa, Asia, the Americas, and the
Mediterranean, from the very first cities of the Middle East to the
pharaohs of ancient Egypt; from early Mexico to the lives of Native
American communities today.


Experience the richness of the ancient past, gain an understanding of
our shared humanity, and find your own place in the arc of human
history.

2019-2020

2018-2019

2017-2018

2016-2017

2015-2016

2014-2015

Honorable Mention

2013-2014

Honorable Mention

 

Programs by Penn Museum

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ADULT Ancient Alcohol After Hours: Tour and Beer Tasting

Drinking together has been a tradition for thousands of years, and we have found a way to keep that tradition alive! Grab your favorite beverage, log on, and let us be your designated driver as you virtually explore how our ancestors partied...

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ADULT Great Lecture Series: The War Memorials of Imperial Rome

Among the most characteristic features of ancient Rome are the war memorials that celebrated Roman victory throughout the Mediterranean, Europe, and the Middle East. Triumphal arches, monumental narrative columns, and large-scale battle...

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ADULT Great Lectures Series: Building Monuments, Monumentalizing Buildings

Join acclaimed Penn faculty and invited special guests during the 2020–2021 season of our acclaimed lecture series as they examine the definition of a monument, what monuments of the past mean to the world today, whether they hold deeper or...

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ADULT: Invisible Beauty - The Art of Archaeological Science

When people imagine archaeologists, they often picture someone working in the field, but new discoveries are constantly happening in the laboratory. Using instruments to reveal the microscopic and hidden world, archaeologists and...

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Can You Match That X-Ray?

Do you have the eye to preserve archaeological discoveries? Learn how scientists use technology and observation to reveal what lies under the wrappings of mummies! Then test your skills with a matching game that requires visitors closely study x...

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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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Dating with Style: China’s Material Culture

Students learn how archeologists use style analysis to identify when an artifact was made. Students take a close look at three distinct dynasties from ancient China and learn about the artistic styles that represent each period. Then they...

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Greek Myths in Painting

Investigate a series of painted vessels to uncover stories about mythical gods and creatures from ancient Greece. Through interactive conversation with a Museum educator, you will explore the poses, symbols, materials, and artistic...

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Let's Talk Coins!

Discover more about the materials, symbols, and making process of coins to learn more about the messages they carry. Through interactive conversations, students will discuss coins they see in their lives. Students will then design their own coin...

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Making a Lasting Impression

Discover  what life was like in ancient Mesopotamia through the study of tiny stone artifacts that functioned as the earliest known signatures, with names and images that tell us about the identities of ancient people. Studentscreate their own...

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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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Preparing for Eternity: Egyptian False Doors

Explore hieroglyphs, tomb offerings, and false doors—ancient Egyptian passageways between the worlds of the living and the dead. Learners then create their own false doors by drawing hieroglyphs, ancient Egyptian art motifs, and the things they’d...

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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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Virtual Passport Day: Around the World Series

Let us do the planning as you take a virtual trip through time and across continents. Learn more about ancient and world cultures through live virtual interactive workshops and hands-on making activities. This special event series is open to...

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Virtual Passport Day: STEAM

Take a journey through the past and into the present by looking closely at examples of ancient technology. See if you can match the artifacts with the tool or technology we still use today. Learn more about how archaeologists, researchers...

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More About This Provider

Type of Organization

Arts/Cultural/Museum

Contact

Outreach Program Manager   outreach@pennmuseum.org
3260 South Street
Philadelphia PA 19104
2158988706
United States

http://www.penn.museum

Primary Disciplines

The programs of Penn Museum cover:

Community Building
Creating a School/Community Partnership (Vista)
Service Learning
Art
Culture
Social Studies/History
Career Education
Mathematics
Professional Development/Continuing Education
Sciences
Reading
Curriculum
Standards

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