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Mutter Museum, Philadelphia

4.2
#2 of 17 in Childrens Museums in Pennsylvania
Founded in 1858, Mutter Museum displays an array of medical equipment, biological samples, models, diagrams, and bizarre preserved specimens. The museum itself is a section of the College of Physicians of Philadelphia, and includes preserved abnormal human organs, bones, and wax molds, intended to display the mystery and complexity of the human body. While many exhibits are strange and are presented as if in a Victorian-era museum, they also provide a great deal of information on the progression of medical technology. Be aware that this museum may not be suitable for the faint of heart or those easily disturbed. Plan to visit Mutter Museum during your Philadelphia vacation using our convenient Philadelphia route planning site .
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  • I loved this museum. Contrary to what some people are saying about it not being worth the price, i think it was. Also it was bigger than I thought it would be. May not be for everyone some of the disp...  more »
  • Older museum cool to see but $18 wasn't worth it. It's a pretty small museum and dated I feel. We went to get out of the heat.  more »
  • It is unusual for me to rate an attraction poor but there was so little of real value here that I can not do otherwise. A small room dedicated to Grimms Brother's tales in a less than interesting way,...  more »
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  • A really fun museum for adults and even kids. They had some interesting interactive pieces, and I could have stayed reading about different skulls for hours. All their pieces are visually intriguing with great detail put into their explanation and their special exhibits are really well put together. When I come back I'm definitely going to make time for place again!
  • Mutter Museum is an odd but fun place for all ages. The museum collection consist of many usual and not so common medical related conditions. You want to see the one and only world largest colon? You're not going to be disappointed. The museum is popular around Halloween season. Also, nice venue for holding group events such as wedding.
  • Asked to leave because security felt my 65 year old mother’s purse looked like a backpack and she was not comfortable locking it up since it had her wallet and medication in it. (A hobo style purse that can be slung over your shoulder like a backpack if desired or across your chest and by your side, which is how she was wearing it). Overall very rude staff that insisted the rules be followed regardless of common sense and decency. So unless you go with your smallest possible purse, I would not recommend. Most of the stuff here can be found on google anyway.
  • This place is very interesting. There is a wall of skulls, things people ate, even strange occurrences in the human form. Well worth a visit if you are a medical student or someone wanting to learn more about the human body. It is a smaller exhibit compared to most museums but still has a lot to offer.
  • The Mütter Museum is pretty cool. They have the craziest skeleton I've ever seen, and a woman made of soap. It's a little smaller than I thought it would be, though, and quite a bit of their collection is wax models, which was a little disappointing. Still a good trip, and very unique. Best to go in summer or late spring to check out the medicinal herb garden
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