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The Mütter Museum, and our home The College of Physicians of Philadelphia hosts events and lectures all year round! Check them out below and we hope to see you soon!

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Mystery in Memphis: A Puzzling Paradox

Please join us as we call upon forensic anthropology to uncover a Memphis mystery. Forensic Anthropologist, Bob Mann, will solve the puzzle with us live from the bone lab in Hawaii!

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Culinary Tales for Your Ails

What secrets do historical recipe books hold? Some of them have recipes for food and drink. Others include recipes for medicines, soap, toothpaste, and ink. Earlier recipe books often contain recipes of all types: culinary, medical, and household. How did people use available ingredients to treat illnesses? What did past home remedies for coughs and colds involve?

Join Archivist Chrissie Perella for a look at some of the Historical Medical Library’s recipe books, including the Elizabeth Coates Paschall receipt book.

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Neighborhood Stories: A Spit Spreads Death Virtual Tour of Brewerytown

Join the Mütter Museum and Hidden City Philadelphia for a virtual tour of Brewerytown in North Philadelphia that focuses on the German American community a century ago. We’ll learn about breweries, factories, rowhouses, and churches as we explore life before, during, and after the influenza pandemic that killed more than 17,500 Philadelphians in 1918–19.

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Müvie at the Mütter: Night of the Living Dead (SOLD OUT)

Get your zombie costumes ready and join the Mütter Museum and The Moving Picture Cinema in our Benjamin Rush Medicinal Plant Garden for a special outdoor screening of George A. Romero's Night of the Living Dead! Enjoy exclusive extended Museum hours and a Radium Pop-Up followed by the film and complimentary Dottie's Donuts in our garden graveyard.

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Member Event: Healing Energy

This online, members only event brings together Joanna Fair, MD, PhD, and Jeffrey Womack, PhD, for a conversation about the history and current use of radiation therapy while featuring several objects from both Museum’s collections.

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Dark Archives Book Launch with Megan Rosenbloom

Join us for the book launch of Dark Archives: A Librarian's Investigation into the Science & History of Books Bound in Human Skin featuring Author Megan Rosenbloom. This virtual presentation will be followed by a Q&A moderated by Anna Dhody, Mütter Museum Co-Director and Curator, in addition to a special show & tell featuring books mentioned in Dark Archives.

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Neighborhood Stories: A Spit Spreads Death Virtual Tour of Kensington

Join the Mütter Museum and Hidden City Philadelphia for a virtual tour of Kensington in North Philadelphia that focuses on the Irish American community and textile mill workers a century ago. We’ll learn about rowhouses, mills, churches, and hospitals as we explore life before, during, and after the influenza pandemic that killed more than 17,500 Philadelphians in 1918–19.

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Mischief at the Mütter

Enjoy limited late night access to the Museum on Mischief night!

(General Admission tickets release on 9/24)

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The Mütter Museum helps the public appreciate the mysteries and beauty of the human body while understanding the history of diagnosis and treatment of disease.

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  • Philadelphia, PA 19103
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  • Monday through Sunday
  • 10am–5pm
  • We are closed on Thanksgiving, December 24, December 25 and January 1