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K-12 Educators

Explore our shared human history at the Museum or at your school.

A field trip in the Middle East Galleries.

Enrich critical thinking skills through art, science, history, and more during a Penn Museum experience

Archaeology (the study of things made by humans) and anthropology (the study of humanity) can help students understand what makes us human and find connections between all kinds of people—from thousands of years ago to today.

Stories about human history align with academic standards in many subjects, such as social studies and science as well as visual, performing, and English language arts. We offer programs that meet the needs of all learners.

Professional Development

Registration is open for our Summer Teacher Institute, July 17 & 18.

Explore our lineup of professional development and other opportunities for K-12 educators.

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A teacher participating in a workshop.

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A k12 educator at a Museum workshop.

We 🖤 Educators

K-12 teachers visit free

We invite you to preview what the Penn Museum can offer your students—or visit just because! Walk up and show your ID at the welcome desk for free admission.

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Title I students in a Museum workshop.

Making field trips accessible for more Philadelphia students

Since 2014, the Unpacking the Past program, an innovative partnership with the School District of Philadelphia, has made field trips more accessible for 6th and 7th grade students in Title I schools. Offered entirely free of charge, Unpacking the Past field trips include bus transportation, resources for teachers, and a free family membership for each participating student.