When it comes to education and inspiration, there’s plenty of it in the city of Philadelphia. Here, our PHL Airport parking company shares three of our favorite museums that are worth exploring:
Philadelphia Museum of Art
With its large, Greek temple-inspired columns and iconic “Rocky steps,” the Philadelphia Museum of Art is a recognizable site in the city’s Fairmount neighborhood. Built in 1928, the museum is home to more than 240,000 objects including paintings, photographs, sculptures, drawings, and more. It also features rotating exhibitions and hosts a variety of art programs and classes for children and adults. You can even plan a social event inside the main museum building or at one of its annexes, which include The Rodin Museum and the Ruth and Raymond G. Perelman Building.
The Mutter Museum
If museums of oddities are more your interest, head to a museum that’s part of the College of Physicians of Philadelphia. The Mutter Museum originated as a collection of specimens and medical tools donated by Dr. Thomas Dent Mutter to be used for research and education. Now, you can find a variety of biomedical items on display including skeletons, body parts, tumors, devices, fluids, and more. Some of the most notable displays include sections of Albert Einstein’s brain, a cast and the livers of Chang and Eng Bunker, “the Soap Lady,” and the skull collection of Joseph Hyrtl.
The Franklin Institute
Founded in 1824 and named for Benjamin Franklin, the Franklin Institute is one of the oldest science centers in the U.S. Inside the science center is the Franklin Institute Science Museum, where you can find artifacts, collections, interactive exhibits, art, escape rooms, and even a planetarium. Both the permanent and rotating exhibits are designed to educate and inspire those interested in aviation, physics, technology, mathematics, chemistry, and other sciences. The Franklin Institute also hosts movies, speaker series, community nights, 21+ older events, and more.