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General Admission

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


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.


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The Penn Museum is America’s museum of ancient worlds. Our Building Transformation project will enable us to showcase even more stories and artifacts that illuminate our human heritage and experience.

We remain open during construction—there is always something new to discover at the Museum. Please join us for a grand reopening celebration November 16–17 and explore more than 8,000 square feet of reimagined galleries and public spaces, including the Sphinx Gallery, Mexico and Central America Gallery, Africa Galleries, Gateway to Egypt, and Harrison Auditorium.

Some galleries are currently closed for transformation:

  • The dramatically reimagined Mexico and Central America Gallery and Africa Galleries will reopen November 16.
  • The Middle East Galleries and Native American Voices are temporarily closed until November 16, during construction on the adjacent, brand new Sphinx Gallery.
  • We are working on creating exciting new galleries for our renowned Egyptian collection. The Egypt (Mummies) Gallery remains open while the Egypt (Sphinx) Gallery is closed for conservation of monumental objects.

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.
  • Saturday, November 9 – Due to a special Penn Museum event, The Chinese Rotunda will close at 1:00pm and Egypt (Mummies) Gallery will close at 3:00pm. We apologize for the inconvenience.

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.


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.


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 Buses 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!)
49 (stops at 33rd and Spruce Streets)
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


Museum Entrances

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 and is open to the general public while the Main Entrance (Kamin) is under construction.

This entrance is wheelchair accessible.


Main Entrance (Kamin)

Entrance Closed until November 16, 2019

Please use the Trescher Entrance in Stoner Courtyard to enter the Museum.


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