Deal Alert: Discount Admission at @PennMuseum!

Say it Rah-shay By Jul 01, 2015 No Comments

My Library has begun a new program; card holders in good standing may borrow passes to the The Penn Museum (the University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology). This is a great way to “try before you buy”. However, since summertime is here, the passes are in high demand and are booked until the end of July!

What to do? Check out this sweet offer! The Penn Museum is offering special discounts for admission in July and August!



You read correctly! Adults, seniors, and children get in for one cool price (1/3 off regular adult admission): $10. (As always, Penn Museum members, children under 6, PennCard holders and active military—and, summers only through Labor Day weekend, active military families—enjoy free admission.)

Summertime features great programming for kids and families included in the general admission:

  • Summer Nights Concert Series every Wednesday evening. A diverse lineup of music, and a laid back outdoor vibe, as the Museum stays open, with optional gallery tours between sets. 5:00 to 8:00 pm, through September 2 (outdoors; concerts move indoors in event of rain)
  • Storytime Expeditions, geared for 4 to 8 year olds and their families, Wednesdays and Fridays, 1:30 pm, July 8 through August 28 in the galleries
  • Summer Homeschool Days (admission registration required in advance*)
  • Unearthed in the Archives Fridays at 1:30 and 2:00 pm. Join archivist Alessandro Pezzati and staff as they pull out a gem from the Museum’s archives—and bring Museum stories to life (Look for special photographs from the Museum’s Maison Bonfils Collection, a family of renowned renowned French photographers, presented in honor of the Discovering the Impressionists exhibition at the Philadelphia Museum of Art.)
  • Award-winning outdoor gardens. The Penn Museum’s lush urban gardens feature sculptures and fountains by Alexander Stirling Calder, places to sit, eat, and chat, even a reflective koi pool
  • Galleries with international collections and special exhibitions, including Beneath the Surface: Life, Death, and Gold in Ancient Panama
  • In the Artifact Lab: Conserving Egyptian Mummies
  • Conservators at work open their windows twice a day to chat with visitors
  • Free bottled water at the admission desks, while supplies last
  • Summer lunch entrees and cold drink options, served daily in the Pepper Mill Café

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I’m excited to checkout Storytime Expeditions, geared for 4 to 8 year olds and their families, Wednesdays and Fridays, 1:30 pm, July 8 through August 28 in the galleries. I love storytelling (ahem) and always love sharing stories with this age group.




About Penn Museum

The Penn Museum (the University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology) is dedicated to the study and understanding of human history and diversity. Founded in 1887, the Museum has sent more than 300 archaeological and anthropological expeditions to all the inhabited continents of the world. With an active exhibition schedule and educational programming for children and adults, the Museum offers the public an opportunity to share in the ongoing discovery of humankind’s collective heritage.

The Penn Museum is located at 3260 South Street, Philadelphia, PA 19104 (on the University of Pennsylvania  campus). Public transportation to the Museum is available via SEPTA’s Regional Rail Line at University City Station; the Market-Frankford Subway Line at 34th Street Station; trolley routes 11, 13, 34, and 36; and bus routes 21, 30, 40, and 42. July and August Museum hours are Tuesday through Sunday, 10:00 am to 5:00 pm, and Wednesdays until 8:00 pm, with Summer Nights Concert Series offered. Closed Mondays, July 4, and . Admission donation is $15 for adults; $13 for senior citizens (65 and above); free for U.S. Military; $10 for children and full-time students with ID; free to Members, PennCard holders, and children 5 and younger.

Hot and cold meals and light refreshments are offered to visitors with or without Museum admission in The Pepper Mill Café; the Museum Shop offers a wide selection of gifts, books, games, clothing and jewelry. Penn Museum can be found on the web at For general information call 215.898.4000. For group tour information call 215.746.8183.


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