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The Penn Museum recognizes the diversity of our guests' abilities and needs, and we offer a variety of programs and services to ensure the accessibility of the Museum and its collection.


Accessible Entrances and Parking

Each of the Museum’s entrances are accessible:

  • The Main Entrance (Kamin), located across from Franklin Field on South Street, is accessible via a wheelchair ramp near the corner of South and 33rd Streets.
  • The Group Entrance (Kress) can be entered via the driveway on the east side of the Museum on South Street near Convention Avenue.
  • The Trescher Entrance, located in between the Main (Kamin) and Group (Kress) Entrances on South Street, is open only for special occasions.

Accessible parking is available in the University of Pennsylvania’s Lot 7 at the posted rates. The parking garage is adjacent to the Museum at the corner of South Street and Convention Avenue, with its entrance off Convention Avenue. Spaces are limited and available on a first come, first serve basis.

Wheelchair Accessibility in the Galleries

Elevators are located throughout the Museum to take visitors to most galleries. To access the Egypt (Sphinx) Gallery by elevator, visitors should ask for assistance at either the Main (Kamin) or Group (Kress) Entrances; a security staff member can escort you to a freight elevator that will take you to these galleries. To access the Greece Gallery, please notify a security staff member and he or she will assist in the operation of the nearby lift.

A limited number of manual wheelchairs are available for use while visiting the Museum. Visitors can ask for wheelchairs at the Main (Kamin) and Group (Kress) Entrances.

There is no elevator access to the Harrison Auditorium, open during some events and special programs. Visitors who cannot use stairs may enter from the outside, via the Harrison Entrance on 33rd Street. Please call in advance.

Service Animals

Service animals are welcome in the Museum and its galleries.

Restrooms

Wheelchair accessible restrooms are located in the Group Entrance (Kress).

Planning Your Visit

No admission fee will be charged for any Personal Care Attendant (PCA) who accompanies a visitor with disabilities to the Penn Museum. This free admission for a PCA includes general museum admission, special exhibitions, public programs, and tours.

For programs and events in which reservations are required or space is limited, please contact the Visitor Services department at 215-898-4001 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. to request a free ticket for a PCA.

To coordinate a visit to the Museum for a group with special needs, call 215.746.8183 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

If you have any additional needs, please call Visitor Services at 215.898.4001.

ASL Video Gallery Highlights

Watch actor and comedian CJ Jones as he takes you on a tour of the highlights of the Penn Museum in American Sign Language.

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