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Penn Museum

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Address: 3260 South St, Philadelphia, PA 19104-6324
Phone Number: 215-898-4000
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If you want to find your mummy, or, for that matter, Buddha or shards of...

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.

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interesting learning opportunity.

This very diverse museum is full of learning opportunities for all ages. Learning of the different countries like Egypt and Africa were most interesting. I especially liked the... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 2 weeks ago
Grayling, Michigan
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Grayling, Michigan
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This very diverse museum is full of learning opportunities for all ages. Learning of the different countries like Egypt and Africa were most interesting. I especially liked the native American Indian display.

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

As a student of Penn, I may seem biased when I say how fantastic this museum is for all interested, but it is true. Any given day there are collections of world history for our viewing pleasure. Besides, that it is the host to special events like Dias de Los Muertos which I attended last year. For all ages, it... More 

Thank Jo-Ann C
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I love place, it great for adults and children. They have a large Egyptian collection and detailed explanation of what unique items are. The only bad thing I went on a 95°+ the buildings are very old and not air conditioned so it was a bit warm inside. Other than that I'm looking forward to going back at the end... More 

Thank Melissa S
Shelby Township, Michigan
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Very impressed with the collections. Even have a garden to walk through. Accessible entrance is hard to find and food is not anything to write home about. A bit pricey for what you get to see, I would spend my money on another museum unless you are a diehard archaeology fan or student.

Thank pennysh2014
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I feel like there are more impressive museums. Kids will prefer the Franklin Institute, but I'd still go here. I enjoyed their Egypt exhibit, but the native American exhibit was a little disappointed. It's still worth a try, elders will especially enjoy it.

Thank Jeremy-Scooter-Price
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

My daughter is a history buff, she wanted to visit this museum for some time now, so we went to Penn Museum a few weeks back. I would have given it at least 4 stars, but few things put me off. First, the staffs were not friendly at all, they were rude. There were supposed to be a party in... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2016 via mobile

I forgot about museums that are associated with universities and colleges. They are definitely hidden gems. My girlfriend actually found this place for us. We were excited to come and see the Midas exhibition. We found the museum easily with GPS, but as usual, I can't figure out how to get into parking garages...Drove around and had to ask. $22... More 

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Durham, NC
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2016

I was in town for a job interview at a nearby hospital and was really impressed by this museum. I really enjoyed the special exhibit on King Midas (of the Midas touch). The rest of the museum was excellent as well.

Thank Andy M
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2016 via mobile

Always find something new that we missed seeing on our earlier trips. They also have concert series during certain days in the summer. Average restaurant and gift shop. There is also a lot to do and eat in and around that part of philly

Thank Yasmin S
Minneapolis, Minnesota
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2016 via mobile

While we enjoyed the Roman and Etruscan exhibits immensely and my younger children were struck speechless by the mummies display, we were tremendously disappointed by the omission of Sir Flinders Petrie from the Egyptian hall. Sir Flinders considerable influence on the rediscovery/rebirth of bowling was a significant event in our history. This omission, whether intentional or through incompetence, was extremely... More 

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