Features activities and crafts that help visitors learn about local and national political roles in environmental conservation. Visitors can learn about the battle that politicians fought for a national bird, as well as plan their next trip to a national or state park. While highlighting some of our most influential leaders, we also encourage and teach visitors how they too can...

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Penn Museum opens the world premiere exhibition The Golden Age of King Midas—featuring ancient treasures on loan from the Republic of Turkey—with a spectacular daylong public celebration, and an immersive experience into the world of the Phrygian ruler King Midas. A Phrygian fashi­­­on review with costumes flown direct from Turkey, traditional Turkish music and music in...

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Winter Weekends

Feb 13, 2016 - Mar 13, 2016

This event occurs weekly, on Saturday and Sunday.

Guests can explore three floors of exhibitions in the Visitor Center, stroll along the river through dozens of historic structures from the Industrial Revolution, and explore the gardens and grounds of Eleutherian Mills at a self-guided pace.  Demonstrations of historic machinery, gunpowder explosions, and coal-fired steam engine operations happen throughout the day.  The Workers’ Hill...

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The Golden Age of King Midas

Feb 13, 2016 - Nov 27, 2016

What was behind the legendary story of King Midas and his golden touch? That is the question to be answered—not with chests full of gold, but with a spectacular array of ancient artifacts, on loan from the Republic of Turkey, which tell the story of a very powerful ruler of the Phrygian kingdom in what is now central Turkey. King Midas lived in the prosperous city of Gordion, the...

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Sex: A History in 30 Objects

Feb 13, 2016 - Jul 31, 2016

Explore some of the diverse ways that human beings have understood sex and sexuality, gender and gender diversity in this small but broad new exhibition, presented in conjunction with the 2015-2016 Penn Humanities Forum on Sex. Thirty objects from the Museum’s vast international collections are presented in this survey; like the Native American pipe bag decorated with the Lakota two spirit,...

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Winter Weekday Tours

Feb 15, 2016 - Mar 11, 2016

This event occurs daily, every weekday.

Two-hour guided tours are offered at 10:30 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. Monday through Friday. Guests will visit Eleutherian Mills Residence, the first du Pont family home built in America; the First Office of the DuPont Company; a restored nineteenth-century machine shop in the Powder Yards; and the restored workers’ community. The property and Visitor Center exhibitions will be open from 10 a.m. to 4...

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The Greeks did it, the gods did it, even birds and bees do it. Explore the history of sex and sexuality through Museum tours and the special exhibition, "SEX: A History in 30 Objects." Listen to Museum Quickies (5–7 minute lectures), and take in a special performance. P.M. @ Penn Museum, supported by the Young Friends of the Penn Museum, is a great way to network with other...

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