NileGuide Expert Says:
This Museum is a must-see for anyone who has even the slightest interest in archaeology or anthropology. The size of the collection here is simply stunning, and artifacts are displayed in a student-friendly manner.
3260 South St
Near Spruce St
Philadelphia, PA 19104
University City/West Philedelphia
tel: +1 215 898 4000
Tues-Sat 10am-4:30pm; Sun 1-5pm
The University of Pennsylvania's Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology has one of the most impressive collections of anthropological artifacts, from ancient Greek vases to Inuit boats to Cuneiform tablets. While the museum is often bypassed by tourists for more glitzy attention-grabbing sites, it offers a fascinating visit for the entire family. Students frequently tour the galleries, which means that the displays and text are definitely accessible to those under the age of 18. If you and your family are fans of archaeology or anthropology, you will be simply amazed by this museum.
Photo courtesy of University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology.