University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology

Address
3260 South Street
Philadelphia, PA 19104

Mission
The University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology, through its research, collections, exhibitions, and educational programming, advances understanding of the world’s cultural heritage. Our Commitments and Aspirations:
•research excellence
•scientific and ethical integrity
•highest standards of preservation and documentation of sites and collections
•excellence in interpretive exhibits
•effective Communication with our public about the world’s cultural heritage
•service to the University of Pennsylvania community
•supportive, diverse, and cooperative work environment
•fiscal capability to support our mission

The Nitty Gritty

Good Neighborhood X
Kind Employee’s X
Accessible Parking
Sensible way finding X
Accessible Public Transportation X
Kid Friendly X
Gift Shop worth visiting X
Clean Bathrooms! X
Labels you can find X
Reasonable Pricing X
Ample Sitting Room X
Memorable X
Spacious X
Whiteness
Cool visitor materials
Student discount X

Hours
Tuesday
10:00 am – 5:00 pm
Wednesday
10:00 am – 8:00 pm
Thurs – Sun
10:00 am – 5:00 pm
Monday
CLOSED

Price
$12 general adult admission
$10 senior citizens (65 and above) and active U.S. military personnel
$8 for children 6 to 17 and full-time students with college ID
FREE for Museum members, children 5 and under, and PENNcard holders (Penn faculty, staff, and students)

Walk Like an Egyptian

This museum sits directly across from the famous Franklin Field. The Museum has created a name of its own holding artifacts from Egypt, Africa, and Rome to name a few. The grounds and building are beautiful and keep up with Penn’s Ivy League standard. The employee’s were a little impatient at times but overall I believe I probably caught them on an off day. Located near numerous forms of public transportation including regional rail, trolley lines, and buses the museum is easy to get to from all areas of Philadelphia. Low prices and accessibility make this a great opportunity for some culture.


Flashbacks of Art History 101

Within the exhibitions it will be hard not to associate it with a large lecture hall filled with hundreds of bodies filling their requirement for art history 101. These artifacts and ones similar to their importance were covered in detail in your introductory art history course. I will say seeing these pieces in person art a lot more astounding than the lecture hall you may remember. The Penn museum does a great job of exhibiting these works in a flattering setting with lighting that add’s a particular glow instead of an aggressive hospital lighting you see in some museums. This museum will be interesting and compatible with people of all ages. There is so much to see in a city like Philadelphia but whether you are site seeing or going on a college visit this may be a great place to stop.

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