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Kids & Families

Diverse cultures, ancient and contemporary, come alive during our unique programs and events for museum visitors of all ages. Have fun while learning about our shared human history through special performances, hands-on crafts, music, dance and more! Until events can safely resume inside our building, enjoy a host of special online family activities and resources.

Join us from home for virtual programs!

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World Wonders

Looking for something to do at the end of the school day? Travel the globe without leaving your home! Participate in live virtual interactive workshops and activities designed for school-aged children and their families, best for kids aged 5–12.

Day of the Dead dancers


The annual CultureFest! series celebrates diverse cultures with day-long festivals featuring performances, art-making, storytelling, tours, demonstrations, workshops, film screenings, and more!

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Museum Playdates

Ignite a young child’s imagination and connect with new friends during virtual Museum Playdates.

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Global Voyagers

Explore the secrets of the Penn Museum from your own home—or lawn chair! You control the journey by voting on activities with your fellow explorers. Tour ancient Egypt without breaking a sweat, or journey through Mesopotamian cities without aching feet.

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At-Home Anthro LIVE

Bring your natural curiosity and craftiness into FREE live learning sessions by Penn Museum educators, on Facebook!

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Global Art Scout Badge

What makes something a piece of art? Complete a series of five activities that focus on different types of art from around the globe.

Penn Museum Anthropology Camp 2021

Penn Museum Anthropology Camp

Penn Museum Anthropology Camp is a summer camp for children ages 6-13. It provides a wide variety of fun, creative learning activities for kids in galleries and classrooms.

Check out our digital resources.

Penn Museum At Home

To best serve our audiences, most of our 2020 programs and events will take place virtually. We look forward to resuming the following in-person programs at a future date.

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Birthday Parties

Children turning ages five through twelve can celebrate their special day at the Penn Museum! Children and their favorite grown up guests enjoy gallery tours, art projects, games, and a private party space.

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Second Saturdays

Families can explore the Museum through tours, scavenger hunts, crafts, and more, with themes and activities that change every month!

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40 Winks Sleepover

Discover the Penn Museum in a unique way with a flashlight expedition through the galleries and exclusive access to special exhibitions. At bedtime, roll out your sleeping bag and fall asleep in galleries filled with objects and artifacts from around the world.

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Global Adventures Holiday Programs

Spend much-needed family time at the Penn Museum during the holidays!

a family watching a demonstration about a museum artifact


Cartifact facilitators answer questions and provide opportunities to handle touchable reproductions of artifacts from Ancient Egypt and Rome in this hands-on experience for visitors of all ages.