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Galleries & Exhibitions

Our galleries celebrate the incredible and diverse accomplishments of people, and many of the objects on display come directly from our own archaeological excavations and anthropological field work.

A view of the Stories We Wear exhibition, with people admiring the artifacts.

THE STORIES WE WEAR

2,500 years of style. 250 remarkable objects. Timeless stories connecting us through the ages.

Closing June 12

Africa Galleries

Africa Galleries

Mexico & Central America Gallery

Mexico & Central America Gallery

Middle East Galleries

Middle East Galleries

Sphinx Gallery

Sphinx Gallery

Egypt Galleries

Native American Voices

Native American Voices

The Chinese Rotunda.

Asia Galleries

Rome Gallery

Greece Gallery

Etruscan Italy Gallery

Etruscan Gallery


Special Exhibitions

A visit to our special exhibitions will transform your understanding of the human experience through compelling narratives, unique objects and engaging interactives. The stories of diverse cultures throughout history and their varied perspectives are shared through a contemporary lens, making historical connections that are relevant to our lives today. We invite you to join us on a voyage of ongoing discovery!

A view of the Stories We Wear exhibition, with people admiring the artifacts.

The Stories We Wear

Three student curators in a lab, wearing latex gloves, and handling an old seashell.

Heritage in Our Hands

UNESCO 50 Years Later

Ancient Egypt

Ancient Egypt

From Discovery to Display

A Hopi katsina depicting a deer dancer in a headdress made to look like a deer, with antlers atop and an arrow through the head.

Spotlight Gallery

The Artifact Lab

The Artifact Lab


Interested in a guided tour?

Unlock the wonder of the human story and bring to life some of the world’s greatest evidence and mysteries of human history through a one-hour guided tour of the Penn Museum!

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