The Mutter Museum: A Healthy Dose of Medical History

January 19, 2016 | klein

While normally brains in jars and disfigured skeletons seem a bit eerie, within the confines of Philadelphia’s Mutter Museum, these things are fairly commonplace. The museum, which is one of the finest museums of medical history in the country, features impeccable specimens used for learning about the human body.

From anatomical specimens to antique medical instruments, visitors can view some of the most important advancements in medicine throughout the last two centuries. The Mutter’s collection includes such priceless medical artifacts as a jaw tumor from president Grover Cleveland, the liver from a pair of conjoined twins, and even Einstein’s brain. If you’re interested in the fascinating, wondrous inner workings of the human body, the Mutter Museum is a truly once in a lifetime experience.

The Mutter Museum is fairly small, and it takes only around an hour to tour the whole thing. It’s open 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.daily, and general admission is $15. Tickets for students aged 6 through 17 are $10, and senior and military discounts are $13.

The Mutter Museum
19 S. 22nd Street
Philadelphia, PA 19103
(215) 563-3737
www.muttermuseum.org
www.yelp.com/biz/mütter-museum-philadelphia-2

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