My Family Trip Up to the Mütter Museum in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
I remember watching as my mother and sister were viewing a Matthew Santoro video on Youtube's platform. I believe that it was one of those top ten videos.
Anyhow, one of the items of his mention was a place near us. We live in Maryland, and Matt talked about a freaky museum in Pennsylvania. I was ready to take the trip!
I just hoped to get my family on board. I had made a decision, and I always do what I plan to get done. I told my Mom that I was going. She, loving Matt's videos and the strange and the weird, was very ready.
This was still so even after I rushed her. My mother has a very big and warm heart. Her patience is especially amazing at times.
My brother and sister decided to tag along - the boys in one car and the girls in another. It was official; we were going to take a family day trip! We only have so many opportunities to make memories with our families, so I recommend being the source of the synthesis of such times whenever possible.
I will not state too much about the trip to and from, but it was very long. On Jun 30, 2015, me and my brother road in my 1994 dark green Ford Lincoln Town car. Man, do I miss that boat of a car. She was also a lady magnet, believe it or not!
One of the best parts about walking through Philadelphia, PA (much like strolling around Baltimore, MD) is all of the historical and fantastical structures! The city is just gorgeous and mesmerizing; I loved it so much!
After a little bit of searching and walking, we finally find our destination at 19 South 22nd Street. We did have to pay for parking, but that is certainly not unheard of in a big city! To be super honest, the parking was still tight. However, after all of that driving (about two hours) - we were fine with what we had! We were just happy to be able to finally park!
Once in the museum, we purchased our tickets. I got a discount on behalf of being a student myself. We were informed that we couldn't take photographs past a certain line - hence the absence of photos of the inside.
The museum had so much crazy stuff! From sliced brains and jarred baby fetuses, to medieval texts and Civil War medical utensils. The museum is filled to the brim with the gross, interesting, and the unusual!
Now, as many may be curious; yes, we did get a chance to look at the giant colon. One of the more notable displays in the museum is a preserved megacolon. This large intestine belonged to a gentleman with Hirschsprung's disease. Like many of the exhibits, it was both sad and strange.
We all thoroughly enjoyed ourselves. My favorite part of the experience was just being able to share time and memories with my family.
On the way back to the cars, we got the chance to meditate on the wonderful views which were all around us. Philadelphia truly is a beautiful city! Of course, I wanted to take some more pictures before we made the long trek home.
The drive home was indeed long as well. But, we were all happy to be able to go inside and relax after an exciting day. We all had a great time, although after hours of driving and walking - we all were more than happy to be home again at last.
I certainly recommend the Mütter Museum for anyone with a curious mind and a strong stomach! And, I really do emphasize the thing about a strong stomach.
For more information about the Mütter Museum, feel free to make use of their website linked below. I have also included a map below for the convenience of my readers.
What do you guys think about the Mütter Museum? Have you ever been there? Do you enjoy going there? Would you appreciate being able to take photos of the inside? Please let me know all of your thoughts and more in the comments section!
© 2017 Alexander James Guckenberger