Free Museum Day at the Penn Museum

Explore history for FREE!

Penn Museum opens its doors to all at this free day, part of the Wawa Welcome America annual celebration. Come out to visit our 13-ton Sphinx, the largest in the Western Hemisphere, surrounded by monumental elements of a Pharaoh’s palace, before the Egypt (Sphinx) gallery closes for major renovations July 8! Explore objects from 10,000 years of human history in the new Middle East Galleries, understand more about the human body with real mummies, investigate stone monuments from the ancient Maya, learn about replica artifacts at Cartifact stations, and more! Relax in one of our beautiful outdoor garden spaces, find something special in the Museum Shop, or enjoy a bite in the Pepper Mill Café.

FREE admission; no tickets required.

Extend your day of free fun! Immerse yourself in more educational fun at Penn Park for PECO’s Go 4th & Learn 10:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.! Enjoy interactive dance lessons, music demonstrations, drone flying, fitness and nutrition activities and MORE.


Founded in 1887, the Penn Museum has always been one of the world’s great archaeology and anthropology research museums, and the largest university museum in the United States. With roughly one million objects in our care, the Penn Museum encapsulates and illustrates the human story: who we are and where we came from.


Penn Museum

Penn Museum
3260 South St,
Philadelphia, PA 19104

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