The Mutter Museum at the College of Physicians

Due to concern regarding the coronavirus (COVID-19), Mutter Museum will be closed to the public beginning March 14

Spend some mesmerizing hours checking out America’s finest museum of medical history with its beautifully preserved collections of anatomical specimens, models, and medical instruments displayed in a 19th century “cabinet museum” setting. You’ll be drawn in immediately by the sight of the osteological (skeletal) remains, the 1300 wet specimens from every part of the human body, and a vast collection of medical instruments dating back as far as the 17th century. You’ll be amazed (and delighted) at the advances that have been made in the field of medicine over the years.

The Mutter Museum is fascinating on many levels, but its stated intention is to help the public understand the mysteries and beauty of the human body and to appreciate the history of diagnosis and treatment. Educational programs geared toward local young people expose them to the variety of careers available in health care and the bio sciences. Anyone visiting this museum will leave with new perspectives on the medical field.

Permanent Exhibits include:
• A Stitch in Spine Saves Nine: Innovations in Spinal Surgery
• The Benjamin Rush Medicinal Plant Garden
• Broken Bodies, Suffering Spirits: Injury, Death and Healing in Civil War Philadelphia
• The Hyrtle Skull Collection
• The Soap Lady
• Albert Einstein’s Brain
• Cast and Livers of Chang and Eng Bunker (conjoined twins)
• Chevalier Jackson Collection (check out the 2,374 foreign objects Dr. Jackson removed from people’s airways during his 75-year career)
Special Exhibitions rotate in and out, and feature additional fascinating and thought-provoking art and artifacts. Current or past examples include The Medical Oddities of Alice (in Wonderland), Our Finest Clothing: A Layered History of our Skin, and Grimm’s Anatomy: Magic and Medicine. The Lisa Nilsson: Connective Tissue exhibit treats you to a gorgeous, ornate quilled paper representation of parts of the body. You will find plenty to keep you occupied and interested for quite some time here at the Mutter Museum, but it may be best to leave young children at home.

Location: 19 S 22nd St, Philadelphia, PA 1910
Hours: Daily, 10am-5pm

Due to concern regarding the coronavirus (COVID-19), Mutter Museum will be closed to the public beginning March 14

Spend some mesmerizing hours checking out America’s finest museum of medical history with its beautifully preserved collections of anatomical specimens, models, and medical instruments displayed in a 19th century “cabinet museum” setting. You’ll be drawn in immediately by the sight of the osteological (skeletal) remains, the 1300 wet specimens from every part of the human body, and a vast collection of medical instruments dating back as far as the 17th century. You’ll be amazed (and delighted) at the advances that have been made in the field of medicine over the years.

The Mutter Museum is fascinating on many levels, but its stated intention is to help the public understand the mysteries and beauty of the human body and to appreciate the history of diagnosis and treatment. Educational programs geared toward local young people expose them to the variety of careers available in health care and the bio sciences. Anyone visiting this museum will leave with new perspectives on the medical field.

Permanent Exhibits include:
• A Stitch in Spine Saves Nine: Innovations in Spinal Surgery
• The Benjamin Rush Medicinal Plant Garden
• Broken Bodies, Suffering Spirits: Injury, Death and Healing in Civil War Philadelphia
• The Hyrtle Skull Collection
• The Soap Lady
• Albert Einstein’s Brain
• Cast and Livers of Chang and Eng Bunker (conjoined twins)
• Chevalier Jackson Collection (check out the 2,374 foreign objects Dr. Jackson removed from people’s airways during his 75-year career)
Special Exhibitions rotate in and out, and feature additional fascinating and thought-provoking art and artifacts. Current or past examples include The Medical Oddities of Alice (in Wonderland), Our Finest Clothing: A Layered History of our Skin, and Grimm’s Anatomy: Magic and Medicine. The Lisa Nilsson: Connective Tissue exhibit treats you to a gorgeous, ornate quilled paper representation of parts of the body. You will find plenty to keep you occupied and interested for quite some time here at the Mutter Museum, but it may be best to leave young children at home.

Location: 19 S 22nd St, Philadelphia, PA 1910
Hours: Daily, 10am-5pm

ADULT:

$18.00

CHILD:

$13.00

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adult:

$18.00

child:

$13.00

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