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Museum Policies

  • Backpack style bags (big or small) and luggage are not permitted in the Museum. This includes, but is not limited to: luggage, large bags, book bags, backpacks, backpack style purses, small carry-ons, and shopping bags. A limited amount of 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, or if the lockers are unavailable, must be left unsecured in the coat room. Lockers are free but require a quarter to operate. Coin is refunded at end of use. For the best experience please travel light and plan accordingly.

  • Emotional Support Animals not permitted. The Museum accommodates service dogs only as identified per ADA here: Frequently Asked Questions about Service Animals and the ADA

  • No umbrellas are permitted in the museum.  Unsecured, communal public storage is available in the self-check coat room. 

  • All minors (Youth and Student) must be accompanied by a minimum adult ratio of 1 adult per 10 minors.
  • Food and drink are not allowed in the galleries.
  • We ask that all cell phones and smart devices be silenced while in the galleries. 
  • Please do not sit on steps, platforms, or ledges.
  • Strollers are not permitted in the galleries for safety reasons. Child carriers strapped to a person's back are not permitted, though carriers worn in the front are permitted.
  • Lecturing is permitted by advance agreement only.
  • Photography of any kind is strictly prohibited. Violators will be asked to leave.
  • For the consideration of others, please speak quietly.
  • Possession of a firearm is strictly prohibited except by properly credentialed law enforcement officers.
  • Smoking and the use of electronic smoking devices (e-cigarettes) is strictly prohibited anywhere on College property or within 10 feet of any gate or entrance.
  • Personal Care Assistants (PCAs) are always provided complimentary admission when accompanying a paying visitor to the museum.

  • Photographers may be at work documenting Museum activities. Your presence implies your consent to the Museum’s use of your likeness in educational and promotional materials.

Wheelchair Access

The Museum is wheelchair accessible at the east entrance of our building, on Van Pelt Street (which runs directly behind the Museum, parallel to 21st and 22nd Streets). At the right of the glass door marked “College of Physicians of Philadelphia," you will see an intercom speaker and talk button. Press the button, and when someone responds, say that you are visiting the Museum and need wheelchair access. Someone will come to assist you. 

Group Visit Policies

See Group Visit Registration


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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.

  • 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