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“nice and hot!” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Penn Museum

Penn Museum
3260 South Street, Philadelphia, PA 19104 (University City)
215-898-4000
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$49*
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Ranked #22 of 262 Attractions in Philadelphia
Type: Museums
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Owner description: If you want to find your mummy, or, for that matter, Buddha or shards of old pottery, look for this museum in the heart of the University of Pennsylvania campus.
Huntington, New York
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“nice and hot!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2014

Very very cool stuff with mummies and ancient Roman and Near Eastern artifacts--very un air conditioned exhibits--we were able to talk to a conservator. Food selection was meh--not a lot of "kid friendly" options.

Visited July 2014
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Walnut Creek, California
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“If you love the ancients, you'll love this!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2014

The grounds were lovely, and the various collections were certainly quite impressive and well-presented with context for the more casual visitor. If you've ever had an interest in archaeology, this is the place! A unique aspect, compared to other (larger) museums, is the "lab" area in which conservators/curators are in the process of examining various items (such as mummies!) realtime.

Visited July 2014
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North Plainfield, New Jersey
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“Interesting Afternoon”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014

self guided tour with wide variety of history - great for independent thinkers - bring own lunch limited opportunities in building - numerous outside - great for history and art enthusiasts

Visited April 2014
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“Thank You to all the Researchers”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014

I was overwhelmed and so excited to see relics from global digs: Armana in Egypt. I have been fascinated by that too brief area. You have art and artifacts and historical treatises and structures. Items are well lit and well labeled. I shall return again and again.

Visited September 2013
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Marblehead, Massachusetts
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“A little gem of a Museum”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014

Decided to go to this museum with my 8 year old son, purely because it a direct train ride and that it was not far from home. We got the Regional Train to University City and across the street and a few yards up South Street is Penn Museum. During the months of July/August the admission is $10 per person, which is a steal, each exhibit is of quality, with 3 floors to explore, which included, restrooms, Elevators, Dining Hall. The day we went (Wednesday) it wasnt busy, opens at 10am so you arent fighting for space on the train with daily work commuters. The staff were helpful and courteous and I really couldnt fault this establishment. The exhibits were amazing, go see the Egyptian and Mummies section, complete pillars, sphinx etc, Ive been to Egypt and these exhibits were of outstanding quality and in some cases better than those in their homeland, The Asian, North American, Greek exhibits were also great viewing. We spent a good couple of hours, which included lunch here and I would say it was well worth the effort, for a few hours during summer vacation time. The only negative thing I can say about the museum was that not all rooms were air conditioned, however they did have a few large, stand alone fans dotted about, due to the heat (hottest day of the year so far) they were giving free bottles of water at the admissions desk.

Visited July 2014
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