Explore a world of history and culture with your students at the Penn Museum. See real artifacts, uncover ancient heritage, and talk with educators and experts in this unique field trip opportunity. Onsite and virtual visit options are available.

Check out our events calendar for plenty of free and low-cost virtual events for the public. Teacher scholarships are available for all ticketed virtual public programs.


Do you teach in a Title I school? Take advantage of free programs for your students.

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Interactive Virtual Learning Programs

Unable to visit the way you have in the past? Then let the Museum come to you! Using video chat technology, one of our educators will provide a Museum-themed lesson in real time. Our virtual programs are designed to involve participants through interactive conversation, hands-on activities, and demonstrations.

A group of children on a school field trip in the Egypt Gallery.

Museum Field Trips

Experience the artifacts housed at the Penn Museum in person. A wide variety of tours, workshops, and expert talks are available for school groups.

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Student and Family Activities

Downloadable hands-on activities, project ideas, reading assignments, and more, all organized by theme.

A world map covered in passport stamps.

Virtual Passport Days

Let us do the planning as you take a virtual trip through time and across continents. Learn more about ancient and world cultures through live virtual interactive workshops and hands-on making activities.

Professional Development

Sign up for our free monthly Teacher Talks and other opportunities just for educators. Check back often to see what’s new!

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Homeschool Programs

Join us online for special classes designed for students and families learning at home.

Donor Recognition

Unpacking the Past

This program is made possible by the generosity of the following donors:

  • Christian R. and Mary F. Lindback Foundation
  • Albert A. Ciardi III, W88
  • Marie A. Conn, Ph.D.
  • Kristin Davidson, CGS84, GED88
  • Dolfinger-McMahon Foundation
  • Pamela Freyd, Ph.D., GED68, GR81, and Peter Freyd, Ph.D., PAR
  • Ghislain Gouraige, Jr., C80, and Marjorie P. Gouraige, PAR
  • GRoW Annenberg Foundation
  • Diane von Schlegell Levy and Robert M. Levy, WG74
  • Merle-Smith Educational Endowment
  • Jill Meyer
  • Morel Family Foundation, Lauren Bayster-Morel and Donald Morel, Jr., Ph.D.
  • Agnes M. Mulroney, CW57, PAR
  • National Endowment for the Arts
  • PECO
  • Barbara Rittenhouse
  • Kathryn Sorkin and Sanford Sorkin, W67
  • Lee Evan Tabas, C72, ME72, and Nancy Freeman Tabas, PAR
  • Jeffrey Weiss and Jill Topkis Weiss, C89, WG93, PAR

International Classroom

The International Classroom program is made possible by the generosity of the International Classroom Endowment and the Charles C. Harrison Endowment.

Inquiry Into China

Inquiry Into China is made possible by the generosity of the Freeman Foundation.

Global Guides

The Global Guides: Immigrant Stories Tour Program is made possible by the generosity of the Barra Foundation.

Access Programs

Access Programs are made possible by the generosity of the Albert B. Millet Memorial Fund, administered by BNY Mellon Wealth Management, and the Museum Education Endowment.