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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.

Africa Galleries

Africa Galleries

The Chinese Rotunda.

Asia Galleries

A rendering of the new Eastern Mediterranean Gallery.

Eastern Mediterranean Gallery

Crossroads of Cultures

Opening November 19, 2022

Egypt Galleries

Etruscan Italy Gallery

Etruscan Gallery

Greece Gallery

Mexico & Central America Gallery

Mexico & Central America Gallery

Middle East Galleries

Middle East Galleries

Native American Voices

Native American Voices

Sphinx Gallery

Sphinx Gallery

Rome 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!

Archival aerial photo of Hama and an archaeological site.

U-2 Spy Planes & Aerial Archaeology

Opening August 20, 2022

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

A conservator working on an artifact while a family looks on.

The Artifact Lab


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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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