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Plan Your Visit

Your safety remains our top priority. Before you visit, please review our updated safety guidelines following the easing of COVID-19 restrictions by the CDC and Philadelphia Department of Public Health. Booking ahead is strongly encouraged. We look forward to welcoming you!

Check our events calendar for year-round tours and programs—happening in person or online.

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

Plan a Safe Visit

A one-hour entry window is allotted per timed ticket.
You may enter the Museum at any time during that hour, then explore the galleries at your own pace.

We ask that if you are feeling unwell 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.

Know Before You Go

Calendar with a checkmark icon Reserve timed tickets online (members must log in to verify their status and receive free admission) or call 215.898.4001 during museum open hours.
Due to construction, the sidewalk in front of the Penn Museum on South Street (between 33rd Street and Convention Avenue) is closed. For visitors arriving from the SEPTA regional rail train station: please cross South Street to the Franklin Field side in order to safely use the sidewalk. Then, cross at the intersection (33rd Street) to access the Museum's Main Entrance. For visitors parking in the garage/Lot 7: please use the East Entrance.
Person wearing a face mask icon Face coverings are required for everyone (age 2+) inside the Museum.
People maintaining 6 feet distance icon Please stay at least 3-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 Groups larger than six are now welcome to visit. Please book in advance through This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or for K–12 groups, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..
Food and drink icon The Museum Café is open with limited hours from Tuesday–Saturday, 11:30 am–1 pm. Because water fountains are unavailable for hygiene reasons, visitors are welcome to bring their own bottled water, but no other outside food or drink is permitted inside the Museum. Weather permitting, picnics are welcome in the Warden Garden, Stoner Courtyard, and Mosaic Courtyard. Coat room and lockers are not available.
Present icon The Museum Shop is open and located on the Main Level. Also open 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.

Acessibility & Entrances

Visitors in the galleries.

Museum Policies & FAQs


Directions and Parking

A Penn parking garage.

Parking

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

  • Due to construction, the sidewalk in front of the Penn Museum on South Street (between 33rd Street and Convention Avenue) is closed.
  • The Artifact Lab: Open on weekends only
  • The Museum Café: Limited hours Tuesday–Saturday, 11:30 am–1 pm

Holiday Closures

  • Easter, Apr 4
  • Memorial Day, May 31
  • Independence Day, Jul 4
  • Labor Day, Sep 6
  • Columbus Day, Oct 11
  • Thanksgiving, Nov 25
  • Christmas Eve, Dec 24
  • Christmas Day, Dec 25
  • New Year's Eve, Dec 31
  • New Year's Day, Jan 1
  • Martin Luther King Jr. Day, Jan 17
  • Presidents' Day, Feb 15