Proof of vaccination (age 5+) with ID & masks (age 2+) are required for visitors. Learn more.
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Your Safety, Our Priority

We look forward to welcoming you! For everyone’s health and safety, proof of COVID-19 vaccination (age 5+) with a valid ID and masks (age 2+) are required for visitors, in compliance with the City of Philadelphia’s updated vaccine mandate.

Since Penn already requires faculty, staff, and students to be fully vaccinated, current PennCard holders do not need to show proof of vaccination to enter the Museum.

As we continue to follow the guidelines issued by the CDC and the Philadelphia Department of Public Health, visitors unable to show proof of vaccination or proof of medical/religious exemption on official letterhead are welcome to enjoy the Museum through our virtual experiences.

If you are feeling unwell, we ask that you postpone your visit. Please call 215.898.4001 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. to reschedule your tickets if necessary.

Museum Hours

Open Tuesday–Sunday, 10:00 am–5:00 pm
Open First Wednesdays, 10:00 am–8:00 pm
Closed Mondays and major holidays

Check our events calendar for in-person and online tours and programs.

Know Before You Go

Syringe icon. Digital or printed proof of COVID-19 vaccination (age 5+) authorized by the United States Food and Drug Administration or by the World Health Organization, along with a valid ID (driver’s license, passport, work, or school ID), is required. For those with medical or religious exemptions, proof of exemption on the letterhead of a doctor’s office, church, or religious organization is required. Current PennCard holders do not need to show proof of vaccination to enter the Museum.
Person wearing a face mask icon Face coverings are required for everyone (age 2+) while inside the Museum.
Calendar with a checkmark icon Booking ahead online is encouraged. A one-hour entry window is allotted per timed ticket. Enter at any time during that hour, then explore at your own pace. Members must log in to verify their status and receive free admission, or call 215.898.4001 during open hours.
People maintaining 6 feet distance icon Please stay at least three feet apart from anyone not in your household group.
People maintaining 6 feet distance icon Hand sanitizer and wipe dispenser stations are available throughout the Museum.
Plexiglass barriers will remain installed in areas where transactions occur.
Caution symbol with a group of people icon For groups larger than six, please book in advance through This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..
Food and drink icon The Museum Café is open Tuesday–Friday, 11 am–1 pm. Visitors may bring their own bottled water, but all other outside food or drink are not permitted inside the building and may be enjoyed in the Warden Garden, Stoner Courtyard, or Mosaic Courtyard.
Present icon Visit the Museum Shop, located on the Main Level, in person and online.
The ticketing desk in the Sphinx Gallery, with a staff member wearing a mask.

Admission & Tickets

The Sphinx of Rameses.

What's On View

The courtyard and fountain in front of the museum.

Accessibility & Entrances

Visitors in the galleries.

Museum Policies & FAQs

Directions and Parking

A Penn parking garage.


A Penn transit bus.

Public Transportation

Closures and Alerts

Temporary Closures

For everyone’s safety, some areas of the Museum are temporarily closed or have modified hours

Holiday Closures

  • Martin Luther King Jr. Day, Jan 17
  • Presidents' Day, Feb 21
  • Easter, Apr 17
  • Memorial Day, May 30
  • Juneteenth National Independence Day, Jun 19
  • Independence Day, Jul 4
  • Labor Day, Sep 5
  • Columbus Day, Oct 10
  • Thanksgiving, Nov 24
  • Christmas Eve, Dec 24
  • Christmas Day, Dec 25
  • New Year's Eve, Dec 31
  • New Year's Day, Jan 1