Fall Season Kicks off with Expanded Hours, Wednesday Evening Programming, and a New Café

PM @ Penn MuseumThe University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology opens its doors after Labor Day with expanded afternoon and weekend hours, new Wednesday evening hours and programming, and—beginning September 13—a new museum café for visitors to enjoy.

"P.M. @ PENN MUSEUM" Wednesdays, beginning September 8, keep the Penn Museum galleries open until 8:00 pm, with half-hour gallery tours at 5:30 pm, and special 6:00 pm programming that changes weekly. First Wednesdays feature Restaurant Associates' "Chef's Corner"; second Wednesdays are devoted to Quizzo, hosted by Quiztine; third Wednesdays offer diverse World Music and Dance Performances; and fourth and fifth Wednesdays are Class Nights, with interactive opportunities to learn ethnic dance, yoga, drawing, flower arranging, and more. The September schedule is below. Look for updates online at www.penn.museum/pm.

Also during "P.M. @ PENN MUSEUM" Wednesdays, the Pepper Mill Café, the new, Restaurant Associates-run museum café, offers a "happy hour" bar featuring wines, beers, and sodas, and stays open with light supper offerings to 7:30 pm. The Museum Shop remains open until 8:00 pm.

All "P.M. @ PENN MUSEUM" Wednesday activities are free with regular Museum admission donation, and are free to Penn Museum members and PennCard holders.

September 2010 "P.M. @ PENN MUSEUM" Wednesdays schedule:

Wednesday, September 8
5:30 Gallery Tour
6:00 Quizzo (6 person maximum per team; prizes!)

Wednesday, September 15
5:30 Gallery Tour
6:00 Music of Animus

Wednesday, September 22
5:30 Gallery Tour
6:00 Belly Dance Class with Habiba

Wednesday, September 29
5:30 Gallery Tour
6:00 Ebru (Turkish Marbling) Class

New Penn Museum hours
Tuesday: 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Wednesday: 10:00 am - 8:00 pm
Thursday - Sunday: 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

Pepper Mill Café hours
Open to the public with or without Museum admission
Monday: 11:00 am - 1:00 pm
Wednesday: 8:30 am - 7:30 pm
Tuesday/Thursday/Friday: 8:30 am - 4:30 pm
Saturday/Sunday: 10:00 am - 4:30 pm

Museum Shop hours
Open to the public with or without Museum admission
Open during Penn Museum hours

Pyramid Shop for Children hours
Tuesday - Sunday: 11:00 am - 3:00 pm

The University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology is dedicated to the study and understanding of human history and diversity. Founded in 1887, the Museum has sent more than 400 archaeological and anthropological expeditions to all the inhabited continents of the world. With an active exhibition schedule and educational programming for children and adults, the Museum offers the public an opportunity to share in the ongoing discovery of humankind's collective heritage.

Penn Museum is located at 3260 South Street, Philadelphia, PA 19104 (on Penn's campus, across from Franklin Field). Public transportation to the Museum is available via SEPTA's Regional Rail Line at University City Station; the Market-Frankford Subway Line at 34th Street Station; trolley routes 11, 13, 34 and 36; and bus routes 12, 21, 30, 40 and 42. Museum hours beginning September 8, 2010 are Tuesday, and Thursday through Sunday, 10:00 am to 5:00 pm; Wednesday 10:00 am to 8:00 pm. Closed Mondays and holidays. Admission donation is $10 for adults; $7 for senior citizens (65 and above); $6 children (6 to 17) and full-time students with ID; free to Members, PennCard holders, and children 5 and younger; "pay-what-you-want" one hour before closing. Penn Museum can be found on the web at www.penn.museum. For general information call (215) 898-4000.


3260 South Street
Philadelphia, PA 19104
(215) 898-4000


Tuesday-Sunday: 10:00am - 5:00pm
First Wednesdays: 10:00am - 8:00pm
Monday: CLOSED


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