Know Before You Go


The College of Physicians of Philadelphia and the Mütter Museum continue to follow safety precautions to ensure visitor and staff safety in light of ongoing COVID-19 concerns.

  • All tickets must now be purchased online, in advance. For other ticketing information, please visit our Hours and Admission page.

  • As per the City of Philadelphia, all visitors are REQUIRED to wear masks regardless of vaccination status.

  • Visitors are asked to maintain a 3-foot distance from other visitors/groups. 

  • Hand sanitizer is available throughout the Museum.

  • There will be a limited capacity of 100 guests per hour admitted.


What are the parking and transit options for visitors?

For Parking and transit options, please visit here.

Large Bags and Stroller Policy

The Museum has narrow walking space in many areas and strollers and large bags pose a hazard to our 150‐year‐old glass cases and make it difficult for other visitors to enjoy our exhibits. For these reasons, strollers, large bags, and luggage are not permitted in the Museum. Public lockers are available for secured storage during your visit. Lockers can accommodate items up to 12” x 14” x 15”. Items too large for the lockers, such as strollers, must be left in our self-serve coat room. Lockers are free but require a quarter to operate. The coin is refunded at end of your use.

Firearms Policy

Firearms, other dangerous or deadly weapons, or explosives, either openly carried or concealed are strictly prohibited. The prohibition of firearms applies to all visitors, including those with firearm permits; only active qualified law enforcement* personnel authorized to carry firearms are accepted.

*Qualified Law Enforcement*  This policy excludes Federal and local law enforcement officials, who after displaying their credentials to our Museum team, may carry their firearms in a concealed manner. Local refers to all law enforcement agencies with jurisdiction within the immediate PA area.

Where are restrooms for guests?

The 2nd floor restrooms up the great staircase are available for the general public. Our 1st floor restrooms are currently reserved for visitors who need accessible facilities only.

Is there a café in the museum?

No, the Mütter does not have a cafe and food and drinks are not allowed in the galleries.  You can pick up our staff favorites food guide at the Front Desk! *Please note, some establishments may be closed due to COVID-19.

Is there a recommended age for visitors?

The Mütter is a medical history museum and our collection is comprised primarily of human remains, some displaying genitalia, traumatic injuries, or disfiguring pathologies which may be disturbing to young children. For this reason, we recommend the Museum for children ages 10 and up.

Can I take pictures in the museum?

The Mütter’s collection includes the remains of real people. Out of respect for the individuals in our collection, no photography or video of any kind is permitted in the main museum. However, you may take photos of the objects and cases in our lobby area, in our special exhibitions gallery located to the right of the great staircase, and in our Benjamin Rush Medicinal Plant Garden.

Are the specimens real? 

All skeletal and wet specimens in the Museum are preserved parts from real humans. Other items on display include life casts and models made of wax, plaster, or papier maché. You can find answers to other questions about the Museum on our FAQ page.

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.

  • 19 S 22nd Street
  • Philadelphia, PA 19103
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  • Monday through Sunday
  • 10am–5pm
  • We are closed on Thanksgiving, December 24, December 25 and January 1