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Saturday, June 2, 11:00 am - 4:00 pm PHILADELPHIA, PA 2018—As the weather gets warmer and sunny days grow longer, the Penn Museum offers a Celebration of Jamaica on Saturday, June 2, 11:00 am to 4:00 pm, in partnership with the region’s Young Caribbean Professional Network, Team Jamaica Bickle – Philadelphia, and Jamaica Land We Love (Jalawelo). The family-friendly day features reggae and steel pan music from the Caribbean Islands, dance, storytelling, distinctive crafts, a curator gallery talk, and more, all free with Museum admission.


Saturday, March 24, 11:00 am - 4:00 pm


Sunday, March 18, 1:00 to 4:00 PM Museum Event Kicks off Historic University of Pennsylvania Teach-In March 18 to 22


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At the Penn Museum Saturday, MArch 10, 4:00 to 7:00 PM PHILADELPHIA, PA 2018—You’ve never experienced Family Game Night until you’ve experienced it at the Penn Museum.


Saturday, February 24, 11:00 AM to 4:00 PM PHILADELPHIA, PA 2018—Traditional African music and dance, an African Jazz Connection workshop, dance and drumming workshops, puppetry, storytelling, an African marketplace, art-making, games, gallery tours, film, even African animal yoga for children—it all comes alive at the Penn Museum’s 29th annual Celebration of African Cultures on Saturday, February 24, 11:00 am to 4:00 pm. The celebration, presented in the Museum’s Africa galleries and around the Museum, is free with Museum admission.


New this year: Junior Anthropologists Summer Camp for Children Entering 1st Grade Philadelphia, PA, February 1, 2018—Online enrollment opens today for the Penn Museum’s popular summer day camp,Anthropologists in the Making, celebrating 20 years in 2018! This unique summer camp offers children entering grades 2 through 8 an engaging experience that ventures through time and across continents, tapping in to the Penn Museum’s internationally-renowned collections and anthropology research. New this year, the Junior Anthropologists camp caters specifically to young children who will be entering 1st grade in the fall.


At the 37th Annual Chinese New Year Celebration Saturday, January 27, 2018 1922, 1934, 1946, 1958, 1970, 1982, 1994, 2006, 2018 People born the year of the Dog have a strong sense of justice. They are brave, forthright, friendly, and like righting wrongs. Loyal and honest, they have a strong sense of duty, and they are good working partners. They are fiercely loyal to those they love. from The Chinese Zodiac PHILADELPHIA, PA 2018–Get ready to call in the Year of the Dog at the Penn Museum’s 37th Annual Chinese New Year Celebration on Saturday, January 27, 2018, from 11:00 am to 4:00 pm. The family-friendly day features traditional Chinese music and dance, contemporary Asian film, tangram workshops, tai chi and kung fu martial arts demonstrations, storytelling, calligraphy, family crafts, a Year of the Dog Photo Contest, and much more—closing with the grand finale drums and the roar of the lion dance and parade. Activities are held in the Museum’s Rotunda, which houses one of the finest collections of monumental Chinese art in the country, and throughout the international galleries of the Museum.


Sunday, January 14, 2:00 pm at the Penn Museum Philadelphia, 2018 – Celebrated avant-garde trumpeter/composer Peter Evans and three members of his band join up with the Relâche New Music Ensemble, in residence at the Penn Museum, for Not So Quiet City, on Sunday, January 14 at 2:00 pm.


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