Founded in 1887 and dedicated to the study and understanding of human history and diversity, the Penn Museum features extraordinary collections of art and artifacts from around the world. Highlights include ancient Egyptian mummies, a giant granite Sphinx and colossal architecture of a Pharaoh’s palace, ancient Maya stone monuments, ancient Chinese sculptures, Benin bronzes from Nigeria, and 4,500-year-old Mesopotamian treasures from the Royal Tombs of Ur. Special exhibitions: In the Artifact Lab: Conserving Egyptian Mummies (watch conservators at work and ask questions during open hours); Black Bodies in Propanganda: The Art of the War Poster (through March 2), and Year of Sound: Hollywood in the Amazon. Enjoy shops, gardens, and a café. Museum hours are Tuesday through Sunday, 10:00 am to 5:00 pm, and until 8:00 pm the first Wednesdays of each month. Closed Mondays and holidays.