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Address: 17th St and Montgomery Ave, Philadelphia, PA 19103
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Unlike anything I've ever seen

This is a perfectly preserved snapshot into the realm of science in the 1800s. Fossils, minerals, taxidermy, and more! A perfect museum for the science lover, and has such an... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 weeks ago
Cris W
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This is a perfectly preserved snapshot into the realm of science in the 1800s. Fossils, minerals, taxidermy, and more! A perfect museum for the science lover, and has such an authentic feel. It is FREE but donations are accepted. Easy access to metro, I spent 1.5 hours happily. Please respect the space.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 April 2016

The museum's structure itself is as much a part of the appeal as the exhibits. The museum is a 19th century exhibit hall. The exhibits include a remarkable collection of natural history specimens including mounted birds and mammals, fossils, rocks and minerals, insects, shells, dinosaur bones, and the first American saber-toothed tiger (discovered on a museum-sponsored expedition to Florida in... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 April 2015

I attended a Saturday event on North Philly in the 1950s-70s. Lots of great archival film, and a panel of scholars. Fascinating -- lots of context, new information, and interesting analyses. If you like museums with rooms full of rows of glass cases, dark woodwork, and narrow hallways, this is the place for you. I say all that positively, as... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 January 2011

Unlike anything else I've seen, this over 100 year old exhibit. It's been a few years since I visited as an Art student, drawing some of the specimens. VERY UNIQUE! Not in the best area and a little out of the way, but I would definitely recommend seeing at least once.

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