Penn Museum


Penn’s 25,000-Pound, 3,000-Year-Old Egyptian Sphinx Has a New Home

The Penn Museum’s 25,000-pound granite Egyptian sphinx has seen many things over the course of 3,000 years — from the reigns of pharaohs to a […]

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Penn Museum Exhibit Explores Magic in the Ancient World

The Penn Museum is going to be a little more magical for the next year. On Friday, the Museum opened a new exhibit, Magic in […]


Taste Ancient Ales with Dogfish Head at the Penn Museum

In my book, one of the best collaborations possible is Dogfish Head’s Sam Calagione and Dr. Patrick McGovern of the Penn Museum. Together, they’ve created […]

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Penn Museum’s Legends of the Hidden Temple Event Sold Out in 2 Days

It’s been a whirlwind couple of days for the staff at the Penn Museum. The phone has been ringing off the hook. The museum has […]


11 Things You Might Not Know About the Art Museum

It’s been an exciting week for the Philadelphia Museum of Art. On Wednesday, the big “International Pop” exhibit opened, celebrating the bold, colorful works that, […]


Philly Museums Offering Sleepover Nights in 2016 — For Kids and Adults

When’s the last time you had a sleepover with friends? How about in a museum underneath a formidable dino or Egyptian sphinx? That’s the kind […]


New Book Tells the Story of Sphinx Sculpture at Penn Museum

If you’ve taken a trip to the University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archeology and Anthropology, you’ll probably recall being greeted by an enormous granite sphinx […]


Penn Museum Offering $10 Admission Through the End of August

The Penn Museum is offering an affordable escape from the summer heat. From now until August 31st, guests can enjoy museum highlights for only $10. This summer’s […]


Outdoor Summer Concert Series Returns to Penn Museum This Month

Wednesday nights are eclectic in University City. For the sixth year in a row, Penn Museum welcomes the Summer Nights Series Concerts to Philly. Come and […]


M. Night Shyamalan to Host Free Discussion Next Week at the Penn Museum

Filmmaker M. Night Shyamalan and his wife, Dr. Bhavna Shyamalan, will speak at the Penn Museum next week in what will be the first public program […]


Tie-the-Knot Tuesday: Keith Fleming and Albert Stumm

On Tuesdays, we feature a Philadelphia-area gay or lesbian couple who recently tied the knot. Today, Keith Fleming and Passyunk Post publisher Albert Stumm, a South Philly couple […]


15 Holiday Events Worth Your Time in Philadelphia

You froze while site-seeing, you can’t get the Nutcracker theme out of your head, and you finished shopping last month. What now? Get out and […]


13 Things To Do In Philly This Week: Volunteer at the Philadelphia Marathon, Get Drinks With The Sphinx, See BalletX Fall Series and More



Penn Museum Rediscovers 6,500-Year-Old Skeleton

The Penn Museum recently announced it has re-discovered a skeleton in its own archives. The skeleton, which had been in a “coffin-like” box in the […]


Penn Museum Rediscovers Ancient Skeleton In Storage Room

This morning, the Penn Museum announced that it found a 6,500-year-old (!) skeleton that had been hidden away in its storage closets. More Philly Mag News: The museum […]