19 S. 22nd St., 267/563-3737,
HOURS: Daily 10 a.m.–5 p.m.
COST: $12 adult, $8 child, senior, and student
Gross or cool? The fascinating Mutter Museum is a little bit of both. This showcase of medical oddities was founded in 1858 by the College of Physicians of Philadelphia. Exhibits include a wall of real eyeballs, President Grover Cleveland’s tumor, the tallest skeleton in the country, and the world’s largest colon.
Portraits and pieces by Philadelphia artists Thomas Eakins and John Singer Sargent are on display alongside the body parts in jars. With such a weird array of science and medicine guests are bound to learn something—if they can stomach it.
© Karrie Gavin from Moon Philadelphia, 1st Edition