Engage your curiosity and explore your connections to people across the globe and throughout time! The Penn Museum offers music and dance performances, film screenings, lectures by notable experts, and incredible behind-the-scenes opportunities to have fun and enhance your understanding of humans, past and present. As in-person events safely resume, you can enjoy a host of virtual and onsite programs.
Sharpen your skills and knowledge with a course! Learn from special instructors who help you explore what it is to be human through art, science, or history.
Explore the secrets of the Penn Museum from your own home! These virtual tours are highly interactive, with built-in polls and quizzes to keep you guessing until the very end.
Great Lecture Series
What better way to experience the thrill of discovery than to hear from acclaimed Penn faculty and special guests during our signature lecture series? The annual Great Lectures offer opportunities to dig into the past in vivid detail.
Visit a Museum gallery from the comfort of your beautifully restored chair in the historic Harrison Auditorium. These free, seated versions of our popular guided tours allow participants to explore significant artifacts from the highlighted gallery.
Living Room Lectures
Cheers to Knowledge
From our homes to yours, the new Living Room Lecture series brings some learning into happy hour on select second Thursday evenings of the month. A Museum expert or community member chats about their work from their own couch, over a drink.
Humans have been making things for millennia—for function, fun, or a blend of both. Handmade History is an exciting way to learn about our shared past through hands-on DIY projects.
Visit the Museum after hours for fun and thought-provoking programs celebrating the human experience. Join us for enlightening entertainment in a relaxed setting with adult beverages!
The Daily Dig
The Penn Museum is home to remarkable objects and their powerful stories. Every day at 1pm, dig into a short exploration of an extraordinary artifact.
What makes a museum work? Ever pondered a museum career? Take a coffee break with us and meet a museum expert.
The Penn Museum shows a wide range of culture films from October through March at 2pm on the second Sunday of the month.
Between the Lines
A Book Club by the Penn Museum
Join us for our twist on the classic book club, featuring carefully curated books with cultural connections and moderated by Penn Museum curators and special guests.