Penn Museum

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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









Honorable Mention


Honorable Mention


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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Global Voyagers: Destination Egypt!

Join the crew for a digital journey to Egypt! Examine art of the pharaohs to decipher their ancient codes of communication. Discover what mummified Egyptians don’t take with them to the afterlife. Hear an ancient story that explains why the...


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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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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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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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Outreach Program Manager
3260 South Street
Philadelphia PA 19104
United States

Primary Disciplines

The programs of Penn Museum cover:

Career Education
Professional Development
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