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Plan Your Visit

Your safety remains our top priority. Please review our updated safety guidelines before you visit. Booking ahead is strongly encouraged. We look forward to welcoming you!

Tours and programs continue online. Join us for live virtual events or explore the Penn Museum from home 24/7.

Museum Hours

Open Tuesday–Sunday, 10:00 am–5:00 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.

Please limit groups to 6 people.
We look forward to welcoming larger groups when it’s safe to do so and would be happy to help plan your visit: please contact 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..

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 Booking timed tickets in advance helps keep transactions contact-free.
Reserve your 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 and symptom checking are required for all staff and visitors ages 2+.
Face masks must be properly worn at all times while you are in the Museum.
People maintaining 6 feet distance icon Please stay 6-feet apart from anyone not in your household group.
Hand washing icon Please follow a one-way route through the galleries, to maximize social distancing—just follow the arrows on the floor.
People maintaining 6 feet distance icon Hand sanitizer and wipe dispenser stations are available throughout the Museum.
We have also installed plexiglass barriers in areas where transactions occur.
Caution symbol with a group of people icon We are limiting the number of visitors in the building to facilitate social distancing, in accordance with city and state protocols. Capacity limits for each gallery and public space, based on square footage, are posted throughout the Museum.
Food and drink icon The Museum Café is temporarily closed. 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.


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

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