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February 3, 2012

The Young Friends Of The Penn Museum To Host “Love Hurts,” An Untraditional Valentine’s Event, Thursday, February 9

The Young Friends of the Penn Museum are continuing their tradition of non-traditional Valentine’s Day events, this year bringing Philadelphians “Love Hurts,” an exploration of the harsher side of love in ancient times. Previous year’s lectures, including “Ancient Girls Gone Wild” and “Cougars, Playas, and Baby Mama Drama” shed light on the love lives of […]

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January 20, 2012

Penn Museum To Welcome The Year Of The Dragon With Its 31st Annual Chinese New Year Celebration, Saturday, February 4

Ring in the Year of the Dragon at the 31st Annual Chinese New Year celebration at the Penn Museum, Saturday, February 4 from 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Festivities kick off with a dance performance by the Penn Chinese Dance Club at noon, followed by a Lion Dance workshop conducted by the Penn Lions where guests will […]

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December 1, 2011

The Penn Museum To Host Its 16th Annual “Peace Around The World” Family Holiday Celebration, Sunday, December 4

This weekend, you can experience nine exotic holiday cultures from around the world without packing, flying or even leaving the city. On Sunday, December 4, from 1-4 p.m., the Penn Museum is hosting its 16th annual “Peace Around the World” family-friendly event. Visitors will receive “passports” and itineraries for exploring holiday traditions from around the […]

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November 1, 2011

The Penn Museum To Host A Global Games Event, November 6: 10,000 Piece Domino Run, Ancient Egpytian And Japanese Games And More

If you’ve ever wondered where the first Chess game was played (Answer: Northwest India in the 6th Century), this event is for you. It’s the “Year of Games” at the University of Pennsylvania, and on November 6 the Penn Museum is taking visitors for a cultural tour around the world. From 1-4 p.m. the museum […]

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October 24, 2011

The Penn Museum Presents Its Latest Long-Term Exhibition, Human Evolution: The First 200 Million Years, On View Now

The ongoing story of human evolution, which scientists trace back more than 200 million years, is the subject of the Penn Museum’s latest long-term exhibition, on view now. Human Evolution: The First 200 Million Years invites visitors to explore the fascinating process of evolution and its profound impact on humans. The interactive exhibit features multimedia […]

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September 19, 2011

The Penn Museum Partners With Secret Cinema To Present A Monthly Vintage Movie Series At Locations Throughout The Museum

The Penn Museum and Secret Cinema, known for screening classic films of all genres at various locations throughout Philadelphia for the past fifteen years, have teamed up for a particularly exciting 2011/2012 Film Series. Jay Schwartz, Secret Cinema founder, has specially curated a series of films for the Penn Museum. On the third Wednesday of […]

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August 10, 2011

The Penn Museum Presents Excavating Ground Zero: Fragments From 9/11, A Special Memorial Display Opening Saturday, August 20

In commemoration of the 10 year anniversary of 9/11, the Penn Museum marks the solemn occasion with a powerful display, offering visitors a timely opportunity to remember, and reflect anew. Organized in collaboration with The National September 11 Memorial Museum, Excavating Ground Zero: Fragments from 9/11 opens at the Penn Museum Saturday, August 20 and […]

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June 22, 2011

Reminder: PM @ Penn Museum Summer Nights
 Concert Series Kicks Off Tonight, With Food, Drinks And Live Music In Warden Garden

Live outdoor music is the calling card of summertime in Philadelphia, and the Penn Museum is making no exception. The PM @ Penn Museum Summer Nights
 alfresco concert series kicks off tonight at 5 p.m., where you can hear eclectic live music, explore the beautiful Warden Garden, sip drinks and enjoy light fare from the […]

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May 31, 2011

The Penn Museum’s Family-Friendly Summer Wonder Series, Kicking Off June 22, Explores Global Cultures With Weekly Interactive Programming

Explore the world from Philadelphia this summer with the Summer Wonder Series at the University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology. Each Wednesday from June 22 through August 10 from 10:30-11:30 a.m., families are invited to participate in programming that celebrates the cultures of the world. The performances and interactive demonstrations are sure to […]

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May 16, 2011

The Summer Nights Concert Series At The Penn Museum Kicks Off June 22: Enjoy Live Music, Food And Drink Specials, And After-Hours Museum Access Every Wednesday Evening

Looking for an alternative to Center City Sips? Head west for the PM @ Penn Museum Summer Nights series, kicking off June 22. Every Wednesday through August 24, the Penn Museum galleries will stay open until 8 p.m., and you’ll get a chance to listen to eclectic live music, explore the beautiful Warden Garden, sip […]

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