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General Admission

$15 general adult admission
$13 senior citizens (65 and above)
$10 children 6-17 and full-time students with college ID
FREE Museum members, active U.S. military personnel, children 5 and under, and PennCard holders (Penn faculty, staff, and students)

Museum Hours

Tuesday - Sunday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
First Wednesdays 10:00 am - 8:00 pm
Mondays and Major Holidays* CLOSED
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*The Museum and Shop are closed on Christmas Eve, Christmas Day, New Year’s Eve, New Year’s Day, Martin Luther King Jr. Day, Presidents’ Day, Easter, Memorial Day, Independence Day, Labor Day, Columbus Day, and Thanksgiving.


Accessibility

Parts of the Museum are currently under renovation, impacting accessibility. In order to access the entire Museum, individuals with limited mobility may have to exit the building and reenter through the alternate entrance. See the Museum Map.

Gallery/ExhibitionEntrance
Middle East Galleries Main (Kamin) Entrance
Native American Voices Main (Kamin) Entrance
   
Egypt (Mummies) Gallery Group (Kress) Entrance
China & Japan Galleries Group (Kress) Entrance
Rome Gallery Group (Kress) Entrance
Greece Gallery Group (Kress) Entrance
Etruscan Italy Gallery Group (Kress) Entrance
Canaan & Ancient Israel Gallery Group (Kress) Entrance
And So the Story Goes Group (Kress) Entrance
Bearing Witness Group (Kress) Entrance
Moundbuilders Group (Kress) Entrance
Cultures in the Crossfire Group (Kress) Entrance
The Artifact Lab Group (Kress) Entrance

Please call (215) 898-4000 for assistance with planning your visit.


Only valid complimentary passes with a valid expiration date will be accepted.

ACCESS Cardholder Reduced Admission Initiative

Visitors can enjoy two great Philadelphia museums with one ticket, thanks to our current double ticket deal to the Penn Museum and the Mütter Museum. View more Special Offers.

Groups of 10 or more save on admission and guided tours! Learn more or contact Group Sales for more information.


Building Transformation Icon Building Transformation

We’re on our way to a new Penn Museum—and this journey requires a few detours. As we update our galleries and amenities to accommodate all visitors’ physical needs, elevator access is limited in parts of the building. Visitors using mobility devices or strollers should use the entrances listed above to access these galleries and spaces.

To move between these two areas of the building, visitors with difficulty using stairs will need to exit the Museum and re-enter through the other entrance. For more details or for assistance, please visit our Accessibility page.

Our Building Transformation will dramatically reconfigure our historic building. Some galleries might be offline and some artifacts might not be on display, but there will always be at least 30,000 square feet of gallery space to explore.

  • The Mexico & Central America Gallery and Africa Galleries are now closed for a year of renovations. We are reimagining these important galleries, adding new flooring, cases, lighting, and air-conditioning, and creating dynamic new displays.
  • We are working on creating new galleries for our renowned Egyptian collection. The Egypt (Sphinx) Gallery is now closed for conservation of monumental objects, but the Egypt (Mummies) Gallery remains open.

Temporary Closures and Alerts

The Museum or its galleries may occasionally be closed to visitors during exhibition updates, private functions, holiday closures, and other events.

Please note these upcoming alerts to help plan your next visit:

  • The Mexico & Central America, Africa, and Egypt (Sphinx) Galleries are closed for transformation.

Directions and Parking

The Penn Museum is located at 3260 South Street, Philadelphia, PA 19104 at the intersection of Spruce Street and 33rd Street. Nearby landmarks include Franklin Field, across South Street, and the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania, across 34th Street. Click here to get directions on Penn's website.


Museum Entrances

Main Entrance (Kamin)

The Main Entrance (Kamin) is located across the street from Franklin Field on South Street, closest to 33rd Street.

This entrance is wheelchair accessible.


Group Entrance (Kress)

The Group Entrance (Kress) is for buses, groups, and the general public. The Kress entrance is approached from Convention Avenue, not South St.

This entrance is wheelchair accessible.


The Trescher Entrance (and Stoner Courtyard)

The Trescher Entrance is on South Street, but is only open for special occasions.

This entrance is wheelchair accessible.


Public Transportation

11 Trolley More Info Here
13 Trolley More Info Here
34 Trolley More Info Here
36 Trolley More Info Here
Market Frankford Line (MFL) (34th and Market St station)

Take any of the Busses above to 33rd and Chestnut/Walnut Streets, and/or 37th and Spruce Streets.

21 (stops at 33rd and Walnut/Chestnut Streets)
30 (stops at 33rd and Spruce Streets)
42 (stops at 33rd and Spruce Streets)
40 (stops at South Street and Convention Ave - right in front of the Museum!)
The Airport Line
Manayunk / Norristown Line
Media / Elwyn Line
Warminster Line
West Trenton Line
Wilmington / Newark

These Regional Rail Lines stop at the University City Station located across Convention Avenue from the Penn Museum.

30th Street Station services all regional rail lines and is a short walk to the Penn Museum.

Center City to University City combined train schedule Weekday / Weekend


Parking

Please be advised, parking is extremely limited during weekdays.

Garage 7

Located at the corner of South Streets and Convention Avenue, just east of the Penn Museum. The garage Parking can be limited with garage filling early—usually by 7:30 am, some spots reopening after 10:30 am.

Regular Daily Rate (no discounts offered): $22 Monday through Friday, 6:00 am to 5:00 pm.
  $12 Monday through Friday, 5:00pm to 11:00 pm.
Weekend Rate (except for special event parking days): $12

This garage accepts credit cards for payment only.

Special event parking days are determined by Penn Parking Service. Special event parking prices differ from everyday prices and are subject to change without notice. Examples of these events include the annual Penn Relays, Homecoming, other Penn Athletics Programming.

Other pay lots

These lots are in the vicinity and metered parking is available on some streets nearby. The following lots are available to the public after 5:00 PM during the week for a $7.00 flat rate:

  • Lot 19 – 34th & Chestnut ($8.00 flat rate on weekends)
  • Lot 23 – 38th & Sansom ($7.00 flat rate on weekends)
  • Lot 39 – 33rd & Ludlow ($8.00 flat rate on weekends)

See the University of Pennsylvania's website for information on parking. Or see a map of all the visitor parking lots on campus.


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