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The University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology has a collection of almost 1 million objects from all over the world. It houses one of the largest collection of African artifacts in the United States, 15,000 ethnographic and 5,000 archaeological objects that offer a glimpse into the culture of the continent. Other highlights of the vast collection include clay tablets inscribed in Sumerian and Akkadian cuneiform in the Babylonian Section, Egyptian manuscripts in papyrus dating back to 1300 BCE, linen mummy wrappings, and Aegean Bronze Age artifacts.

About Penn Museum

 3260 South Street, Philadelphia, PA, United States

 +1 215-898-4000

Penn Museum and Nearby Attractions on Map

Nearby Attractions km / mile
Philadelphia Museum of Art

Philadelphia Museum of Art(2 km)
The Philadelphia Museum of Art houses one of the largest collections of art in the USA, with its collection of 227,000 objects spanning Renaissance paintings, Asian and medieval art from the 3rd millenium BCE, Impressionist and Modern paintings, and furniture.

Eastern State Penitentiary

Eastern State Penitentiary(2.7 km)
The Eastern State Penitentiary is a National Historic Landmark that was formerly a famous prison but stands in ruin today.

Philadelphia Zoo

Philadelphia Zoo(2.7 km)
The Philadelphia Zoo is a cool place for kids, with wildlife such as tigers and orangutans, fun camel and pony rides, bird safari, and Victorian-era train.

Academy of Natural Sciences

Academy of Natural Sciences(1.9 km)
The Academy of Natural Sciences of Drexel University has a natural history museum, exhibiting a 42-feet long Tyrannosaurus rex skeleton and other Mesozoic creatures in the Dinosaur Hall, butterflies from South America, Africa and Asia in the Butterflies! tropical Garden, Dioramas of Asian, African and American wildlife, and an interesting collection in Marveling at Mollusks.

The Franklin Institute Science Museum

The Franklin Institute Science Museum(1.9 km)
The Franklin Institute Science Museum displays some good exhibits for kids, including a Gengis Khan section, a multimedia exhibit on Benjamin Franklin, and scientific artifacts such as the Wright Brothers' original drawings, a giant-sized human heart, and a pre-electronic mechanical robot.

Rodin Museum

Rodin Museum(2.1 km)
The Rodin Museum in Philadelphia displays the largest collection of Rodin's work outside of Paris, with over 140 bronzes, marbles and plasters in a beautiful Beaux-Arts building.

The Mütter Museum

The Mütter Museum(1.3 km)
Not for the faint of heart! The Mutter Museum is a medical museum, displaying wet anatomical specimens in formaldehyde or alcohol, osteological specimens with a section on forensic anthropology, models, and medical instruments from different time periods.

Rosenbach Museum and Library

Rosenbach Museum and Library(1.4 km)
The Rosenbach Museum exhibits the collection of art, rare literature and manuscripts owned by the Rosenbach brothers, the book dealers who popularized the collection of American literature.

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