Whether you are teaching K–12 school groups in-person or virtually, our educators can broadcast LIVE to your students on any of the major video conferencing platforms. Virtual visits enhance your standard curriculum and add interesting enrichment opportunities. Our programs are designed to be adjustable in length and content so we may best fit the needs of you and your learners.
Some programs have associated activity materials. These are provided digitally for those able to print and distribute. If you have no printer access, all activities can be completed with a blank sheet of paper.
Best for Grades: Pre-K-2, 3-5
Do you know what types of ancient technology we still use today? Solve riddles by looking closely at Penn Museum artifacts. Uncover the tools and techniques used by ancient engineers and craftspeople to create these artifacts. This exploration into ancient innovation will help you discover similarities between past and present world cultures.
*Program Materials: Paper, ruler, and writing utensils
Best for Grades: 4-5, 6-8
Unpack the meaning of culture and explore learning experiences across the globe! Students will reflect on and discuss a selection of school cultures from around the world, then participate in a critical thinking and empathy exercise about engaging with people who hold different norms than their own.
Sharing a meal with family and friends can make an ordinary day feel special. Food and mealtimes play an important role in cultures around the world. Students will take a close look at artifacts connected to mealtimes, listen to a story about creating a meal, and help our museum educator plan a menu for a meal that can be shared.
Best for Grades: 6-8, 9-12, Adult
Join the crew for a digital journey around the world! Discover amazing artifacts left behind by great queens and kings. Move from the trade routes of the Silk Road to the pueblos of North America. Your fellow teammates will help you pass some challenges along the way!
Best for Grades: Pre-K-2, 3-5, 6-8
People have been telling stories about heroes with special abilities for a long time. Join us as we read about mythological heroes from stories around the world. Together we will discover and design our own heroic stories along the way!
*Program Materials: Paper and writing utensils
Learn from someone who lived there! Book a virtual International Classroom Workshop for this area.
We are able connect with you without the need of any special equipment or extra downloads! After you schedule your program, you will have access to technical support from our staff.
Use the Request Your Program form to submit your interest and begin your booking. You will be contacted by our staff directly after your virtual request is received to discuss program details and to schedule a Tech Check to ensure smooth connections between the Museum and participating institution.
Prepare your learners to practice their critical skills by sharing their observations, stating claims, and forming questions about an artifact in the Museum’s collection. This 30-minute virtual visit is available for the special price of $100.00 through the end of the academic year!
Special offerings providing priority scheduling and dedicated technical support for those booking multiple programs within one school or many in a district.