University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology

The University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology, known colloquially as Penn Museum, aims to illustrate the human story: who we are and where we came from. Groups can peruse exhibits containing materials from Egypt, Mesopotamia, Canaan and Israel, Asia, Africa, Polynesia, and more. The museum offers a variety of tour options, including cultural exhibits focused on Ancient Greece, Ancient China, Ancient Rome and others. Students, scouts, homeschoolers, and campers can also participate Introduction to Archaeology, a lecture complete with artifacts and a gallery visit. Breakfast, lunch, and snacks are available in the museum’s Pepper Mill Café for a bite after your field trip.

contact info

Hrs: Tues.–Sun. 10AM-5PM.

School

On guided tours of Penn Museum, students will see all of the gallery highlights, learn about what goes on at the museum behind-the-scenes, and more. Interactive workshops at the museum aim to teach groups about the ancient world, archaeology, primary sources, and artifacts through a variety of activities. Students will draw hieroglyphics, create mosaics, explore mummification, use algebra and trigonometry to interpret an ancient site, and more. The museum’s Access Programs allow students with cognitive, sensory, motor, mobility, and behavioral disabilities to learn through multisensory experiences. Field trips address Common Core Standards in visual art, history, language arts, and science. Students currently attending the University of Pennsylvania can take advantage of free museum admission, discounts at the café, and more.

supports classroom learning in:
Social Studies, Art.

topics covered:
Archaeology, primary sources, ancient civilizations, Native Americans, history, geography, culture, mathematics, crafts, critical thinking, problem solving.

contact info
Name: Learning Programs Department
Phone: 215-746-6774
Email: education@pennmuseum.org

TRIP INFO

Grade Level: Elementary School, Middle School, High School, College Group Size: 22-30 maximum. Program Type: Day Trips, Guided Tours, Self-Guided Tours, Guided Activities. Recomm. Length of Visit: 1-1.5 hours. Recommended Ratio of Youth to Chaperones: 10:1.Recommended Ratio of Youth to Chaperones: 10:1.Recommended Ratio of Youth to Chaperones: 10:1. Registration: Online, Phone, Email. Food Options: Available for purchase, Bring your own, Indoor seating. Cost: Fee Accessible To: PD, VI, HI, LD, ASD.

History Museum Lesson Plan

FUN FACTS

A history museum or historical museum is a museum dedicated to presenting artifacts and exhibits reflecting the history of a particular nation, local level or a specific historical prospective or period.

History museums and historic houses or sites constitute the largest number of museums in the United States.

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University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology

The University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology, known colloquially as Penn Museum, aims to illustrate the human story: who we are and where we came from. Groups can peruse exhibits containing materials from Egypt, Mesopotamia, Canaan and Israel, Asia, Africa, Polynesia, and more. The museum offers a variety of tour options, including cultural exhibits focused on Ancient Greece, Ancient China, Ancient Rome and others. Students, scouts, homeschoolers, and campers can also participate Introduction to Archaeology, a lecture complete with artifacts and a gallery visit. Breakfast, lunch, and snacks are available in the museum’s Pepper Mill Café for a bite after your field trip.

contact info

Hrs: Tues.–Sun. 10AM-5PM.

Scouts

Scout groups can work on a variety of badge requirements at Penn Museum during Scout Badge Days on weekends from September through May. While programs do not fulfill all badge requirements, scouts are able to complete a few tasks related to art and history during museum field trips. Boy Scouts can work on Art badges while drawing mummy portraits and Indian Lore badges during maker workshops that will allow troops to create, teach, play and Lenape games. Girl Scouts can work toward Playing the Past Junior badges as they role-play Egyptian priestess, entertainers, and mourners.

supports scout badges in:
Social Studies, Art.

topics covered:
Archaeology, ancient civilizations, Native Americans, history, geography, crafts, culture, critical thinking, problem solving.

contact info
Name: Public Programs Department
Phone: 215-898-4016
Email: events@pennmuseum.org

TRIP INFO

Grade Level: All Grades Group Size: 10 minimum, 30 maximum. Program Type: Day Trips, Guided Tours, Self-Guided Tours, Guided Activities. Recomm. Length of Visit: 4 hours. Recommended Ratio of Youth to Chaperones: 10:1.Recommended Ratio of Youth to Chaperones: 10:1.Recommended Ratio of Youth to Chaperones: 10:1. Registration: Phone, Email. Food Options: Available for purchase, Bring your own, Indoor seating. Cost: Fee Accessible To: PD.

History Museum Lesson Plan

FUN FACTS

A history museum or historical museum is a museum dedicated to presenting artifacts and exhibits reflecting the history of a particular nation, local level or a specific historical prospective or period.

History museums and historic houses or sites constitute the largest number of museums in the United States.

View Lesson Plan>>

University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology

The University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology, known colloquially as Penn Museum, aims to illustrate the human story: who we are and where we came from. Groups can peruse exhibits containing materials from Egypt, Mesopotamia, Canaan and Israel, Asia, Africa, Polynesia, and more. The museum offers a variety of tour options, including cultural exhibits focused on Ancient Greece, Ancient China, Ancient Rome and others. Students, scouts, homeschoolers, and campers can also participate Introduction to Archaeology, a lecture complete with artifacts and a gallery visit. Breakfast, lunch, and snacks are available in the museum’s Pepper Mill Café for a bite after your field trip.

contact info

Hrs: Tues.–Sun. 10AM-5PM.

Camp

Summer camp groups will enjoy exploring ancient civilizations and world history at Penn Museum. On tours of the museum, campers will see mask masterpieces from the African Asnate Kingdom, bronze armor in the Etruscan/Roman World gallery, painted Greek vases, a model of an ancient house in the Canaan and Israel exhibit, and many other artifacts. Young campers will love the museum’s Storytime Expeditions, which feature readings of myths, folktales, and legends from the past. Educational programs focusing on archaeology, primary sources, and more can also be scheduled for your camp group’s visit.

contact info
Name: Group Sales
Phone: 215-746-8183
Email: grouptickets@pennmuseum.org

TRIP INFO

Grade Level: All Grades Group Size: 22-30 maximum. Program Type: Day Trips, Guided Tours, Self-Guided Tours, Guided Activities. Recomm. Length of Visit: 1-1.5 hours. Recommended Ratio of Youth to Chaperones: 10:1.Recommended Ratio of Youth to Chaperones: 10:1.Recommended Ratio of Youth to Chaperones: 10:1. Registration: Phone, Email. Food Options: Available for purchase, Bring your own, Indoor seating. Cost: Fee Accessible To: PD.

History Museum Lesson Plan

FUN FACTS

A history museum or historical museum is a museum dedicated to presenting artifacts and exhibits reflecting the history of a particular nation, local level or a specific historical prospective or period.

History museums and historic houses or sites constitute the largest number of museums in the United States.

View Lesson Plan>>

University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology

The University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology, known colloquially as Penn Museum, aims to illustrate the human story: who we are and where we came from. Groups can peruse exhibits containing materials from Egypt, Mesopotamia, Canaan and Israel, Asia, Africa, Polynesia, and more. The museum offers a variety of tour options, including cultural exhibits focused on Ancient Greece, Ancient China, Ancient Rome and others. Students, scouts, homeschoolers, and campers can also participate Introduction to Archaeology, a lecture complete with artifacts and a gallery visit. Breakfast, lunch, and snacks are available in the museum’s Pepper Mill Café for a bite after your field trip.

contact info

Hrs: Tues.–Sun. 10AM-5PM.

Homeschool

Homeschoolers can participate in a variety of educational programs at Penn Museum. Homeschool groups can learn about archaeology on Archaeological Adventures Homeschool Days, which include a guided tour, archaeology-inspired crafts, visits with conservators in the Artifact Lab, and more. Storytime Exhibitions, which feature readings of myths, folktales, and legends from the past, are also available for homeschool groups. Lessons for homeschool group Storytime Expeditions can be customized to meet your homeschool curriculum goals.

topics covered:
Social studies, archaeology, primary sources, ancient civilizations, Native Americans, history, geography, art, crafts, culture, mathematics, critical thinking, problem solving.

contact info
Name: Learning Programs Department
Phone: 215-746-6774
Email: education@pennmuseum.org

TRIP INFO

Grade Level: Elementary School, Middle School, High School Group Size: 10 minimum, 30 maximum. Program Type: Day Trips, Guided Tours, Self-Guided Tours, Guided Activities. Recomm. Length of Visit: 3 hours. Recommended Ratio of Youth to Chaperones: Varies.Recommended Ratio of Youth to Chaperones: Varies.Recommended Ratio of Youth to Chaperones: Varies. Registration: Online, Phone, Email. Food Options: Available for purchase, Bring your own, Indoor seating. Cost: Fee Accessible To: PD, VI, HI, LD, ASD.

History Museum Lesson Plan

FUN FACTS

A history museum or historical museum is a museum dedicated to presenting artifacts and exhibits reflecting the history of a particular nation, local level or a specific historical prospective or period.

History museums and historic houses or sites constitute the largest number of museums in the United States.

View Lesson Plan>>

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