If you’ve always wanted to go to Penn Museum’s celebrated 40 Winks with the Sphinx sleepover programs, but didn’t have a child (or just wanted to do it child-free), this one’s for you: Drinks with the Sphinx runs Wednesday, November 19, from 6:00 to 9:30 pm, beginning in the Penn Museum’s Egypt (Sphinx) Gallery.
Come ready to play: guests can learn a few moves during a belly dancing workshop, test their knowledge of world cultures in a “What in the World” object trivia game, learn to write like an Egyptian, come face to face with a real mummy at a special mummy interactive station, and go crafty making a “Turkish” tile to take home. Cap off your evening with a flashlight tour of our galleries!
Unlike 40 Winks with the Sphinx, Drinks with the Sphinx offers a cash bar, and features a signature cocktail (to be revealed at the event). The low admission ($20; $15 for Penn Museum members) includes one free drink for all guests 21 and older. Advance reservations recommended: 215.898.2680, or online; walk in guests welcome (while space permits)!
Drinks with the Sphinx is sponsored by the Young Friends of the 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 Penn’s campus, across from Franklin Field). 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. Museum hours are Tuesday through Sunday, 10:00 am to 5:00 pm, and first Wednesdays of each month until 8:00 pm, with P.M. @ PENN MUSEUM evening programs offered. Closed Mondays and holidays. 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 www.penn.museum. For general information call 215.898.4000. For group tour information call 215.746.8183.
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