Penn Family Day:

October 4's Festival of Fun

The President, Provost and Executive Vice President invite all members of the University community to participate in Penn Family Day, Saturday, October 4. The celebration includes new exhibitions and tours at the University Museum; an afternoon Festival of Fun at Hill Field and the Penn football game in the evening.

The University Museum, open from 10 a.m.-4:30 p.m., will be free to all Penn faculty and staff families when the employee shows his or her PENNCard. Following a 1:30 p.m. archaeology tour, guides will be available at 2:30 and 3 p.m. to offer special Trio of Treasures tours, featuring famous Museum artifacts and the Museum stories behind them. Children can take one of two self-guided treasure hunt tours, looking for the real Hercules in the Ancient Greek World gallery, or images of cats found throughout the galleries, with a Museum "Cat Walk" guide. Visitors can continue their explorations in the shops: all PENNCard holders will receive a 10% discount on purchases in the Museum Shop and the Pyramid Shop for Children.

Hill Field will be transformed into a Festival of Fun, with activities getting underway at 3 p.m. There will be interactive games such as Human Foos Ball, Bungee Run, Cliff Hanger, and Human Joust. Miniature Golf, Pop-A-Shot and a Moon Bounce will provide more family fun for the young at heart. Entertainment will be provided by the Penn Glee Club, Penn Marching Band and Cheerleaders as well as a DJ. Admission is free for Penn faculty, staff, family and friends with admission tickets which can be picked up in person at Weightman Hall in advance, Monday-Friday, 10 a.m.-4:30 p.m. or ordered by mail using the form below or the copy that will be in a brochure to be distributed shortly to all faculty and staff.

Family Day then moves to Franklin Field for a 6 p.m. football game vs. Towson University. There will be special half-time contests. Admission to the game is free for Penn faculty and staff with tickets; $2 per ticket for family and friends. Complimentary hot dog and soda will be available.

Complimentary parking will be available, with PENNCard, at 34th and Chestnut Street garage. This event is sponsored by the Division of Human Resources and supported by the Athletic Department and the University Museum. For more information call: 898-6151.

Return to:Almanac, University of Pennsylvania, September 23, 1997, Volume 44, Number 5