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40 Winks w/ Sphinx Jan - June 2017 Phila

40 Winks with the Sphinx Sleepovers    January - June, 2017    Penn Museum, Philadelphia

I have always wanted to do this!  Penn Museum's sleepover, 40 Winks with the Sphinx, invites guests to an overnight "expedition" of the Museum. So cool right?  

The night's activities are geared to take intrepid explorers on a journey through time and across continents, with hands-on opportunities, through games and crafts, to explore ancient Egypt, the mummies and hieroglyphics, the ancient Greeks and Romans, the world of the ancient Maya, and more.

40 Winks with the Sphinx at Penn Museum in PhiladelphiaAn unforgettable experience for kids, ages 6 to 12, and their parents or chaperones! A scavenger hunt and an evening expedition through the galleries by flashlight offer new ways to connect with the ancient artifacts awaiting discovery.

Later in the night, explorers roll out their sleeping bags-to doze at the foot of the third largest granite Sphinx in the world, by the 3,200-year-old pillars from the great palace of the Pharaoh Merneptah, son of Ramesses II. 40 Winks with the Sphinx concludes with a light breakfast in the Museum Café, then time to explore the galleries by day, and visit the children's gift shop.


  • $55 per person;
  • $45 per Museum member;
  • $50 per person for groups of 21 or more.

Groups of 21 or more MUST call 215.898.2680 to receive the group rate and have deposit payment ready! In order to receive the member discount online, members must log-in. All payments are due 4 weeks prior to sleepover.

Admission Price includes:

  • Scavenger hunt
  • Museum exploration
  • Evening flashlight expedition
  • Arts and crafts activities
  • Light Breakfast
  • Museum Admission the morning after the sleepover
  • Souvenir Patch for all participants 6-12 years old that gives them Museum admission for the remainder of the school year

2017 Dates:

  • January  27
  • February 10
  • March 10
  • April 21
  • May 19
  • June 2

So what are you waiting for? Sign up for your Night at the Museum. And don't forget to take lots of photos and tag us on Instagram and Facebook.  @familyFuninPA  @FamilyFuninNJ 

contact: (215) 898-4001

address: Penn Museum 3260 South Street, Philadelphia


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