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Lifelong Learning Programs

Roam from Home and Happy Trails are FREE live interactive programs for adults.  Programs are developed in collaboration with CILC, the University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology, and Anthropology (Penn Museum) and the National Park Service

 
                                                                   

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The Roam from Home programs delivered on the first Tuesday of the month have been generously underwritten by the University of Pennsylvania

Open to all, the Penn 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.


Happy Trails

National Park Service
The Happy Trails programs delivered on the second Tuesday of the month are delivered by a partnership with the National Park Service

Discover the great wonders and expand your historic knowledge of the United States through the National Park Service. Attendees will virtually visit majestic parks from all corners of the United States and learn about historic sites and monuments with our Happy Trails programming.
 

Check out the schedule below.

Global Voyagers: Destination Africa

by Penn Museum

What better way to learn about the culture of another place than to speak to someone who grew up there? Join us for a thought-provoking virtual tour of the Africa Galleries led by a guide who grew up on the continent. See incredible artifacts from the great kingdoms like Asante and Benin, while hearing about traditions still practiced today. Through the Global Guides program, the Museum offers gallery tours led by Philadelphians who grew up in countries around the world. In addition to sharing historical information about the artifacts on display, the guides combine personal experiences and stories to interpret objects from their countries of origin.

Tuesday, September 6, 2022

11:00 am ET


Happy Trails: The Puzzle of the Past (Modified for Adult Learners)

by Mesa Verde National Park

This program explores the different ways we can learn about Mesa Verde's past, from Pueblo knowledge passed down through the generations to archaeological investigations and perspectives.

Tuesday, September 13, 2022

4 pm ET


Global Voyagers: Journey to the Middle East

by Penn Museum

What better way to learn about the culture of another place than to speak to someone who is from there? Join us for a thought-provoking virtual tour of the Middle East Galleries led by a guide who grew up in the region. Journey through some of the oldest cities on earth while hearing stories about the people who live in this part of the world today. Through the Global Guides program, the Museum offers gallery tours led by Philadelphians who grew up in countries around the world. In addition to sharing historical information about the artifacts on display, the guides combine personal experiences and stories to interpret objects from their countries of origin.

Tuesday, October 4, 2022

11:00 am ET


Happy Trails: Plant and Animal Adaptations

by Joshua Tree National Park

This is an introduction to the National Park Service and highlighting some plant and animal desert adaptations while showing plants in their natural habitat and using animal props

Thursday, October 13, 2022

4 pm ET


Global Voyagers: Journey to Mexico and Central America 

by Penn Museum

Explore the Penn Museum’s galleries on this digital journey through Mexico and Central America. Visit some of the amazing societies that filled this area before European contact. Decode complex Mayan glyphs and see rare statues from the ancient city of Teotihuacan.  Learn about the legacy of incredible civilizations, including the Aztec and Maya, today.  Your fellow voyagers will help you explore along the way!

Tuesday, November 1, 2022

11:00 am ET


Happy Trails: The Ancestral Sonoran Desert People

by Casa Grande Ruins National Monument

For over a thousand years, the Ancestral Sonoran Desert People called the desert their home. During this program, students will be introduced to the culture, daily life, and survival of the ancestral people as they complete a drawing activity along with a ranger. They will compare life in the past to their lives today. Students will be introduced to the mission of the National Park Service and how they can help protect Casa Grande Ruins for future generations.

Tuesday, November 8, 2022

4 pm ET


Global Voyagers: Destination Africa

by Penn Museum

What better way to learn about the culture of another place than to speak to someone who grew up there? Join us for a thought-provoking virtual tour of the Africa Galleries led by a guide who grew up on the continent. See incredible artifacts from the great kingdoms like Asante and Benin, while hearing about traditions still practiced today. Through the Global Guides program, the Museum offers gallery tours led by Philadelphians who grew up in countries around the world. In addition to sharing historical information about the artifacts on display, the guides combine personal experiences and stories to interpret objects from their countries of origin.

Tuesday, December 6, 2022

11:00 am ET


Happy Trails: Tour through Time: Exploring History with Artifacts

by Midwest Archeological Center

The Midwest Archeological Center takes care of archeological collections from national parks. Take a tour of these collections to see how artifacts tell stories of the human past and learn how we care for artifacts!

Tuesday, December 13, 2022

4 pm ET


Global Voyagers: Destination China 

by Penn Museum

What better way to learn about the culture of another place than to speak to someone who grew up there? Join us for a thought-provoking virtual tour of the Asia Galleries led by a guide who grew up on the continent. See everything from oracle bones, the origin of Chinese writing, to a beautiful collection of Buddhist artwork revealing international Silk Road connections. Through the Global Guides program, the Museum offers gallery tours led by Philadelphians who grew up in countries around the world. In addition to sharing historical information about the artifacts on display, the guides combine personal experiences and stories to interpret objects from their countries of origin.

Tuesday, January 3, 2023

11:00 am ET


Global Voyagers: Journey to the Middle East

by Penn Museum

What better way to learn about the culture of another place than to speak to someone who is from there? Join us for a thought-provoking virtual tour of the Middle East Galleries led by a guide who grew up in the region. Journey through some of the oldest cities on earth while hearing stories about the people who live in this part of the world today. Through the Global Guides program, the Museum offers gallery tours led by Philadelphians who grew up in countries around the world. In addition to sharing historical information about the artifacts on display, the guides combine personal experiences and stories to interpret objects from their countries of origin.

Tuesday, February 7, 2023

11:00 am ET


Global Voyagers: Destination Africa

by Penn Museum

What better way to learn about the culture of another place than to speak to someone who grew up there? Join us for a thought-provoking virtual tour of the Africa Galleries led by a guide who grew up on the continent. See incredible artifacts from the great kingdoms like Asante and Benin, while hearing about traditions still practiced today. Through the Global Guides program, the Museum offers gallery tours led by Philadelphians who grew up in countries around the world. In addition to sharing historical information about the artifacts on display, the guides combine personal experiences and stories to interpret objects from their countries of origin.

Tuesday, March 7, 2023

11:00 am ET


Global Voyagers: Journey to Mexico and Central America

by Penn Museum

Explore the Penn Museum galleries on this digital journey through Mexico and Central America. Visit some of the amazing societies that filled this area before European contact. Decode complex Mayan glyphs and see rare statues from the ancient city of Teotihuacan. Learn about the legacy of incredible civilizations, including the Aztec and Maya, today.  Your fellow voyagers will help you explore along the way! 

Tuesday, April 4, 2023

11:00 am ET


Global Voyagers: Journey to the Middle East

by Penn Museum

What better way to learn about the culture of another place than to speak to someone who is from there? Join us for a thought-provoking virtual tour of the Middle East Galleries led by a guide who grew up in the region. Journey through some of the oldest cities on earth while hearing stories about the people who live in this part of the world today. Through the Global Guides program, the Museum offers gallery tours led by Philadelphians who grew up in countries around the world. In addition to sharing historical information about the artifacts on display, the guides combine personal experiences and stories to interpret objects from their countries of origin.

Tuesday, May 2, 2023

11:00 am ET


Global Voyagers: Destination China

by Penn Museum

What better way to learn about the culture of another place than to speak to someone who grew up there? Join us for a thought-provoking virtual tour of the Asia Galleries led by a guide who grew up on the continent. See everything from oracle bones, the origin of Chinese writing, to a beautiful collection of Buddhist artwork revealing international Silk Road connections. Through the Global Guides program, the Museum offers gallery tours led by Philadelphians who grew up in countries around the world. In addition to sharing historical information about the artifacts on display, the guides combine personal experiences and stories to interpret objects from their countries of origin.

Tuesday, June 6, 2023

11:00 am ET