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Galleries & Exhibitions

Our galleries celebrate the incredible and diverse accomplishments of people, and many of the objects on display come directly from our own archaeological excavations and anthropological field work. While the galleries are temporarily closed due to public health concerns, explore our online collections or enjoy a virtual gallery tour.

Africa Galleries

Africa Galleries

Mexico & Central America Gallery

Mexico & Central America Gallery

Middle East Galleries

Middle East Galleries

Sphinx Gallery

Sphinx Gallery

Egypt Galleries

Native American Voices

Native American Voices

Asia Galleries

Asia Galleries

Rome Gallery

Greece Gallery

Etruscan Italy Gallery

Etruscan Gallery

Canaan & Ancient Israel Gallery


Special Exhibitions

A visit to our special exhibitions will transform your understanding of the human experience through compelling narratives, unique objects and engaging interactives. The stories of diverse cultures throughout history and their varied perspectives are shared through a contemporary lens, making historical connections that are relevant to our lives today. We invite you to join us on a voyage of ongoing discovery!

A toy solider face to face with an artifact

The Ballad of Special Ops Cody

Michael Rakowitz

Ancient Egypt

Ancient Egypt

From Discovery to Display

Bearing Witness

Bearing Witness

Four Days in West Kingston

Moundbuilders

Moundbuilders

Ancient Architects of North America

The Artifact Lab

The Artifact Lab


Interested in a guided tour?

Unlock the wonder of the human story and bring to life some of the world’s greatest evidence and mysteries of human history through a one-hour guided tour of the Penn Museum!

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