Night at the Mütter Medical Museum - Atlas Obscura

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Night at the Mütter Medical Museum

Wander after-hours with Atlas Obscura in America’s finest museum of medical history, along with cocktails and live music.

Join us after-hours on Sept. 27 to explore the historic Mütter Museum as we celebrate the release of the very first Atlas Obscura book: An Explorer’s Guide to the World’s Hidden Wonders!

In strict observance of all things unusual and wondrous, we're inviting you after-hours inside one of Philadelphia's own unique and curious locations for an evening of entertainment and discovery. On Tuesday night, guests will have the chance to hear Atlas Obscura co-founders Dylan Thuras and Josh Foer and co-author Ella Morton share some of the most awe-inspiring locations featured in the book. Such wonders include:

  • A fire that’s been burning in the Turkmenistan desert for 40 years.
  • Thousands of synchronized fireflies that inexplicably flash in unison in a cluster of mangrove trees outside Kuala Lumpur.
  • The self-mummifying monks of Japan.
  • The world’s only museum dedicated to displaying art made from human hair.

After a presentation from the authors, and with Atlas Obscura books in hand, we'll gather in the Mütter's medicinal herb garden to enjoy live music and maybe even a little dancing. Afterwards, take the opportunity to wander through the the museum's extensive collections after hours; some of its archives date all the way back to 1858, and include the skeleton of the tallest man in North America and slides with slivers of Albert Einstein's brain. Surrounded by medical curiosities and medicinal plants, it will be a memorable evening of cocktails, music, and inquisitive company. 

Come join us!

Tuesday, September 27; 7:00pm - 10:00pm
Individual Ticket - $55
Individual Ticket + Atlas Obscura book - $75
Duo Ticket (2 admissions + 1 Atlas Obscura book) - $125

Mütter Museum
19 S 22nd St
Philadelphia, PA 19103

Night at the Mütter Medical Museum is one of 13 events taking place across the country to celebrate the launch of Atlas Obscura: An Explorer’s Guide to the World’s Hidden Wonders. See the full event line-up here.