Philadelphia Sights

University Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology

  • 33rd and Spruce Sts. Map It
  • University City

Updated 05/19/2011

Fodor's Review

Rare treasures from the deepest jungles and ancient tombs make this one of the finest archaeological and anthropological museums in the world. The collection of about 1 million objects includes the world's third-largest sphinx from Egypt, a crystal ball once owned by China's Dowager Empress, some of the world's oldest writing—Sumerian cuneiform clay tablets—and the 4,500-year-old golden jewels from the royal tombs at the ancient site of Ur (in modern-day Iraq). The museum's Worlds Intertwined galleries presents its Greek, Roman, and Etruscan collections. Children run to "The Egyptian Mummy: Secrets and Science" and to "Living in Balance: The Universe of the Hopi, Zuni, Navajo, and Apache."

Sight Information


33rd and Spruce Sts., Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, 19104, United States

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Sight Details:

  • $10 adults
  • Tues. 10 am–5 pm, Wed. 10 am–8 pm, Thurs.–Sun. 10 am–5 pm. Closed Mon. and major holidays, including the Sun. before Memorial Day and Labor Day

Updated 05/19/2011


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