Photo by Lauren Hansen-Flauschen for Penn Museum
Photo by Lauren Hansen-Flauschen for Penn Museum

Penn Museum

Founded in 1887, the Penn Museum houses a world-renowned collection of art and artifacts from ancient Egypt, Mesopotamia, the Greco-Roman World, Central America, Asia, and Africa. Don't miss In the Artifact Lab: Conserving Egyptian Mummies!

Special Exhibit: The exclusive world premiere exhibition, "The Golden Age of King Midas," comes to the Penn Museum from February 13 - November 27! Discover what was behind the legend of King Midas' and his Golden Touch. In 1957, Penn Museum archaeologists excavated a spectacular royal tomb believed to be the final resting place of King Midas’ father Gordios. Dating to ca. 740 BCE, the tomb contained a treasure trove of magnificent objects from the time of Midas.

This world-exclusive exhibition, developed by the Penn Museum in partnership with the Republic of Turkey, features 120 dazzling objects, including those from the royal tomb, on special loan from Turkish museums in Ankara, Istanbul, Anatalya, and Gordion.

Tickets are available for sale online or at the Independence Visitor Center. 


10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Tuesday - Sunday
10:00 a.m. - 8:00 p.m.
First Wednesday of the month
Closed on Mondays


General Admission

Adults $15.00
Seniors $13.00
Students $10.00
Children (Ages 6 -17) $10.00

King Midas Exhibit (includes General Admission)

Adults $20.00
Seniors $18.00
Students $15.00
Children (6 - 17) $15.00


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19104 Philadelphia , PA
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