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Mutter Museum tickets

Gate Prices Adult $18.00
Child (3-12) $13.00

Brief summary:
Explore centuries of medical history at the Mutter Museum, founded to educate future doctors about the anatomy and human medical anomalies; today it serves to educate the public about our medical past and what it means to be human. Its collection features preserved anatomical specimens, models, medical instruments, and more.

The Mutter Museum embodies the College of Physicians of Philadelphia's mission to advance the cause of health and uphold the ideals of medicine. The goal of the Museum is to explain mysteries of the human body and foster an appreciation for the history of diagnosis and treatment of disease.

The museum features everything from human skulls and other osteological specimens to wet specimens in jars, like human brains, major organs, and even some things that shouldn’t be in the body (like cysts and tumors), to models the body with exaggerated features to demonstrate important discoveries, and medical instruments, from the smallest suture needle to a massive iron lung and other inventions that have advanced the practice of medicine (and even some that were thought to be useful, but have been proven otherwise).

A visit to the Mutter Museum will leave you disturbingly informed.

What to expect:
The Philadelphia Pass gets you free General Admission tickets to the Mutter Museum.

Exhibition highlights:

  • A Stitch in Spine Saves Nine: Innovations in Spinal Surgery: explore the history and development of spinal medicine and learn about some of today’s common spinal surgeries and what new frontiers of experimental science could mean.
  • Broken Bodies, Suffering Spirits: Injury, Death, and Healing in Civil War Pennsylvania: it wouldn’t be a Philadelphia museum without a tie to the city’s history—learn about how wounded and sick soldiers were cared for in local Philadelphia hospitals when they arrived.
  • Hyrtl Skull Collection: featuring a display of 139 human skulls from anatomist Joseph Hyrtl, whose work was an attempt to disprove that cranial features serve as evidence of intelligence and personality which could further disprove the notion that racial differences caused anatomical differences.
  • The Soap Lady: a glass-encased display of a woman whose body was exhumed in Philadelhpia in 1875 and was preserved by the rare formation of a fatty substance called adipocere.
  • Albert Einstein’s Brain: the Mutter Museum is one of only 2 places in the world where you can see pieces of Albert Einstein’s brain; here, the brain is in sections, 20 microns thick, stained with cresyl violet, and preserved in glass slides on display.
  • And many more.

In addition to the museum’s collection of permanent exhibits, the Mutter Museum often hosts temporary exhibits that further explore the history of medicine and human anatomy.

The Philadelphia Pass is the best choice for maximum savings and flexibility. Choose to use your pass for Mutter Museum tickets, then look to the list of other top attractions for your other Explorer Pass admission choices!

Getting In

Present your pass at the admission desk

Hours

Daily, 10:00am - 5:00pm

Closings

Thanksgiving, Christmas Eve, Christmas & New Year's Day

Address

19 S. 22nd Street
Philadelphia, PA 19103
 

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