Learn Something New Right From Home

After months of being stuck inside your 1213 Walnut apartment, you’re likely itching to get out and about and see all that the city has to offer: restaurants, bars, clubs, art galleries and museums. As the city slowly gets back to normal, it may still be some time until we can all flock to our favorite hot spots—but that doesn’t mean you can’t still enjoy some Philly arts and culture right from the comfort of your home.

Many of the city’s most famous museums have turned virtual, welcoming visitors through their digital doors to learn something new—and what better way to pass the time than by opening up your mind and getting energized about all the great venues you’re going to visit once the city is back up and running? One such spot is the Penn Museum. The famed anthropology venue on the campus of the University of Pennsylvania, 10 minutes from your Royal Athena apartment, has launched an all-virtual program: Penn Museum at Home.

Among the offerings are Daily Digs—three-minute daily explorations of one of the museum’s thousands of artifacts from archeologists, anthropologists, scientists and more. The Galleries at Home initiative takes visitors on virtual tours of the museum’s actual halls, so they can see all of the exhibits up close and personal. Every Thursday, grab your favorite drink of choice and cozy up for the Living Room Lectures, where a different Penn Museum expert each week will share their insight about their research from the comfort of their own living room. You can even get creative and learn how to write your name in hieroglyphics and cuneiform.

So pop open the laptop, put in some headphones and get ready to learn something new, without leaving your couch!

Penn Museum

3260 South St.

Philadelphia, PA 19104