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Public Tours

Unlock the wonder of the human story through a guided tour of the Museum’s collections. Visitors can travel through time and space to learn more about ancient peoples in places around the world, along with their connections to present-day life. The Museum offers guided gallery tours to a wide range of groups, from kindergarten classes to retirement communities.

Guided private tours can be reserved in advance and are available in English, Mandarin, Spanish, French, Italian, Hebrew, Swahili, and Arabic (subject to guide availability).

A tour in the Egypt gallery

Guided Public Tours

Take an hour-long journey with a volunteer docent or Graduate Guide. Explore individual galleries in depth or learn about intriguing objects throughout the Museum in these interactive, high-energy tours.

a global guide tour guide giving a tour and showing an artifact

Global Guide Tours

What better way to learn about the culture of another place than to speak to someone who grew up there? Through the Global Guides Program, the Museum offers gallery tours led by Philadelphians who grew up in countries around the world. Included with regular Museum admission.

A group of people in the Harrison Auditorium.

Museum Voyagers

Visit a Museum gallery from the comfort of your beautifully restored chair in the historic Harrison Auditorium. These free, seated versions of our popular guided tours allow participants to explore significant artifacts from the highlighted gallery.

a tour in the galleries

Specialty Tours

Sign up in advance for themed tours that showcase the Museum collection in a new light, from the origins of beer and wine to mythical monsters depicted in artifacts. Tour fees include regular Museum admission.

Public Tours

Enjoy hour-long guided tours, open to families and general visitors! Tour topics change every weekend and explore interesting themes or offer an in-depth look at a gallery. Visitors meet for these tours in the Main Entrance on the Main Floor, behind the Sphinx. Groups of 10 or more should schedule a private guided tour and qualify for a special group discount.


Oct


22

Virtual Global Guide Tour

Mexico & Central America Gallery

Friday | October 22 | 2:30 pm - 3:30 pm ET




Oct


23

Global Guide Tour

Mexico & Central America Gallery

Saturday | October 23 | 2:30 pm - 3:30 pm ET




Oct


24

Rome Gallery Tour

Sunday | October 24 | 11:00 am - 12:00 pm ET




Oct


24

Global Guide Tour

Africa Galleries

Sunday | October 24 | 2:30 pm - 3:30 pm ET




Oct


29

Virtual Global Guide Tour

Asia Galleries

Friday | October 29 | 2:30 pm - 3:30 pm ET




Oct


30

Middle East Galleries Tour

Saturday | October 30 | 11:00 am - 12:00 pm ET




Oct


30

Global Guide Tour

Middle East Galleries

Saturday | October 30 | 2:30 pm - 3:30 pm ET




Oct


31

Middle East Galleries Tour

Sunday | October 31 | 11:00 am - 12:00 pm ET




Oct


31

Global Guide Tour

Africa Galleries

Sunday | October 31 | 2:30 pm - 3:30 pm ET




Nov


5

Graduate Guide Highlights Tour

Friday | November 5 | 11:00 am - 12:00 pm ET




Nov


5

Virtual Global Guide Tour

Asia Galleries

Friday | November 5 | 2:30 pm - 3:30 pm ET




Nov


6

Africa Galleries Tour

Saturday | November 6 | 11:00 am - 12:00 pm ET




Nov


6

Global Guide Tour

Middle East Galleries

Saturday | November 6 | 2:30 pm - 3:30 pm ET




Nov


7

Egypt Galleries Tour

Sunday | November 7 | 11:00 am - 12:00 pm ET




Nov


7

The Stories We Wear Guided Tour

Sunday | November 7 | 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm ET




Nov


7

Global Guide Tour

Mexico & Central America Gallery

Sunday | November 7 | 2:30 pm - 3:30 pm ET




Nov


12

Graduate Guide Highlights Tour

Friday | November 12 | 11:00 am - 12:00 pm ET




Nov


12

Virtual Global Guide Tour

Asia Galleries

Friday | November 12 | 2:30 pm - 3:30 pm ET




Nov


13

Egypt Galleries Tour

Saturday | November 13 | 11:00 am - 12:00 pm ET




Nov


13

Global Guide Tour

Africa Galleries

Saturday | November 13 | 2:30 pm - 3:30 pm ET




Nov


14

Rome Gallery Tour

Sunday | November 14 | 11:00 am - 12:00 pm ET




Nov


14

Global Guide Tour

Middle East Galleries

Sunday | November 14 | 2:30 pm - 3:30 pm ET




Nov


19

Graduate Guide Highlights Tour

Friday | November 19 | 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm ET




Nov


19

Virtual Global Guide Tour

Asia Galleries

Friday | November 19 | 2:30 pm - 3:30 pm ET




Nov


19

Ancient Alcohol After Hours

Tour and Beer Tasting

Friday | November 19 | 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm ET




Nov


20

Rome Gallery Tour

Saturday | November 20 | 11:00 am - 12:00 pm ET




Nov


20

Global Guide Tour

Mexico & Central America Gallery

Saturday | November 20 | 2:30 pm - 3:30 pm ET




Nov


21

Mexico & Central America Gallery Tour

Sunday | November 21 | 11:00 am - 12:00 pm ET




Nov


21

Global Guide Tour

Mexico & Central America Gallery

Sunday | November 21 | 2:30 pm - 3:30 pm ET




Nov


26

Graduate Guide Highlights Tour

Friday | November 26 | 11:00 am - 12:00 pm ET




Nov


26

Virtual Global Guide Tour

Middle East Galleries

Friday | November 26 | 2:30 pm - 3:30 pm ET




Nov


27

Africa Galleries Tour

Saturday | November 27 | 11:00 am - 12:00 pm ET




Nov


27

Global Guide Tour

Africa Galleries

Saturday | November 27 | 2:30 pm - 3:30 pm ET




Nov


28

Native American Voices Tour

Sunday | November 28 | 11:00 am - 12:00 pm ET




Nov


28

Global Guide Tour

Middle East Galleries

Sunday | November 28 | 2:30 pm - 3:30 pm ET




Dec


16

Ancient Alcohol After Hours

Tour and Wine Pairing

Thursday | December 16 | 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm ET




Dec


29

Night Vision

Monsters, Myths, and Legends Flashlight Tour

Wednesday | December 29 | 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm ET




Dec


30

Night Vision

Monsters, Myths, and Legends Flashlight Tour

Thursday | December 30 | 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm ET




Mar


13

The Stories We Wear Guided Tour

Sunday | March 13 | 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm ET