By now you already have the Philadelphia Museum of Art, and The Franklin Institute marked down as two of your destinations to put on your Philadelphia Itinerary. and if you did a more in depth study you might even have places like the Academy Of Natural Sciences, The Barnes Foundation, and The Rodin Museum marked down. But Philadelphia is the home of a lot more museums that go beyond the norm and have some in depth displays. So here is a look at some other ones that you might want to consider.
The Mummers Museum – By now you might of heard of our New’s Years tradition that involves a bunch of grown men parading around the streets in make up and costumes with fancy plumage. but while the parade might only be once a year, the museum gives you a chance to explore the history year round. The best part is walking around the gallery of old costumes. Mummers Museum
Philadelphia’s Magic Gardens – If you have ever walked through South Street, or a deeper part of South Philly, then you might have come across distinct patches of artworks that use glass, stones, trash, and full blown quotations. These mosaics have a a vibrant history to Philadelphia, and the garden gives you the chance to explore it. Philadelphia’s Magic Gardens (PMG) preserves the mosaics of Isaiah Zagar and educates visitors about folk art and the history of Philadelphia’s South Street. By making art accessible to the public, PMG fosters civic engagement, community beautification and artistic collaboration. Philadelphias Magic Gardens
The Chemical Heritage Foundation – The Chemical Heritage Foundation gives you the chance to explore chemistry like you never had before. It showcases everything from computers to cosmetics, and has a permanent exhibit called “Making Modernity” which shows you how chemistry has touched all of our lives. The Chemical Heritage Foundation
The Rosenbach Museum & Library – A place where any true fan of books will be right at home. It was founded in 1954 to preserve the collection of the Rosenbach Brothers, personal collections and company archive, and ever since it’s collection has continued to flourish. you’ll find everything from Manuscripts for such outstanding literary works as James Joyce’s Ulysses, Herman Melville’s bookcase, to A selection of John Tenniel’s original illustrations for Lewis Carroll’s Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland and Through the Looking-Glass. And they have a room dedicated to Maurice Sendak for the kid in all of us. The Rosenbach Museum
The Mutter Museum – An obvious choice to most people, but when your something as unique as the medical oddity museum you tend to have a lot of people keeping track of it. The Mutter was founded to educate future doctors about anatomy and human medical anomalies. Today, it serves as a valuable resource for educating and enlightening the public about our medical past and telling important stories about what it means to be human. and with things like a collection of things that people have swallowed, a display dedicated to Siamese twins, and the Soap Lady, it never seizes to amaze. The Mutter Museum