Penn Museum Anthropology Camp

This summer, new world adventures await! Penn Museum Anthropology Camp, exclusively designed for children ages 6-13, who are entering grades 1-8 for the 2021-22 school year, explores the story of humans-who we are, where we came from, and how we're connected across cultures from around the world. Safeguarding your child's health while ensuring a fun, educational camp experience remains the top priority.

Penn Museum Anthropology Camp offers week-by-week adventure-seekers the opportunity to look at history from around the world. Through interactive hands-on workshops; chats with experts and researchers from the University of Pennsylvania; and private explorations through the Museum's brand-new galleries, anthropology campers safely globetrot across time and space-from Ancient Egypt, Rome, and Greece to North America to Asia.

Weekly themes include engaging topics that capture the imaginations of young adventurers:

-The Olympics' origins in Ancient Greece-complete with a challenging outdoor obstacle course-and other exciting games from different cultures

-Astronomy: navigating the stars and constellations in the past

-Exploring African traditions-from the fascinating pyramids and temples of ancient Egypt to thought-provoking artwork to music from across this vast, diverse continent

-Mythical creatures and legendary tales: animals, heroes, gods, monsters, and giants and engineering marvels of the ancient past. Campers construct a model of their favorite of the "Seven Wonders of the World," while experimenting with architectural influences like Roman arches or Greek temple facades.

Visit to see the complete Penn Museum Anthropology Camp 2021 schedule and safety guidelines.

Registration open now.

Activities: Archaeology, Astronomy, Engineering, History, Science, Arts and Crafts, Workshops, Games, Storytelling, Music, Gallery Experiences, Outdoor Activities, and More.


Penn Museum Anthropology Camp
3260 South St.
Philadelphia, PA  19104
Phone: 215-898-4016
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Type: Day
Gender: Coed
Cost/week: Register by May 1: $300 Non-members per week
Capacity: 50/week
Age Range: 06-13

* Camp information reflects what was accurate at time of listing. Information may be subject to change.