Museum at Chemical Heritage Foundation

Have you ever wondered how plastics are made? Or how crayons get their colors? Do you want to find out how the code of DNA was cracked?

The Museum at the Chemical Heritage Foundation (CHF) answers these questions and more, telling the history of chemistry, from alchemy to nanotechnology.

Bartram's Garden

In any season, Bartram’s Garden is a must-see attraction that is off the beaten path. The 45-acre National Historic Landmark is located on the banks of Schuylkill River, offering guided tours the 1731 John Bartram House and Garden, opportunities for birding and picnicking, and hands-on opportunities for visitors of all ages to explore science, horticulture and natural history. Guided tours are offered for a small fee from Thursday to Sunday. 

Come explore the birthplace of American botany!

Mütter Museum of the College of Physicians of Philadelphia

Satisfy your curiosity for the odd and unusual at the College of Physicians’ Mütter Museum. Showcasing a vast collection of anatomical and pathological specimens, you’re sure to be in awe of the tallest skeleton in North America, the unexplainable “Soap Lady” and the brain of Albert Einstein.

Tickets are available for sale at the Independence Visitor Center. 

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