Penn Museum Building campaign

The Penn Museum is building transformation, with plans for a dramatic reconfiguration of its historic building—and with it, new signature galleries and new programming. The Building Transformation Campaign will enable us to unveil thousands of previously unseen artifacts and transform our signature spaces, expand classroom and fieldwork opportunities for students, ignite more young minds through deep and engaging K-12 programs, and make our visitor experience more welcoming and meaningful.



By offering artifacts, experiences, and insights that illuminate our past, the Penn Museum will ensure that every student and every visitor will leave with heightened understanding of what they share with people in the past, and around the globe.


The Penn Museum’s collections showcase human innovations across time, and are a dynamic source of modern invention, driving discovery through the exploration of cultural artifacts.


The Penn Museum can foster connection and empathy by instilling a fundamental understanding of what unites us now—and has through time.