Lesser-known area museums to visit on National Museum Day

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There's no need to travel far... The Delaware Valley has great museums in the area.

Happy National Museum Day!

In Philadelphia alone, there are more than 100 museums.

We found 6 lesser known spots across the Delaware Valley for you to check out:



1. THE STOOGEUM


A must see for all fans of The Three Stooges. Whether it be puppets, dolls, statues, movie posters, documents, or personal effects, you will find tons of "stoogeabilia" at this unique museum.

904 Sheble Lane
Ambler, PA 19002
http://stoogeum.com
Open Thursdays 10am-3pm

2. PHILADELPHIA INSECTARIUM AND BUTTERFLY PAVILION


Walk beside 2,000 flying butterflies as well as all of the insects you could possibly imagine. School tours, and adult programs are offered as well.

8046 Frankford Avenue
Philadelphia, PA 19136
http://www.phillybutterflypavilion.com
Open Monday- Sunday 9am-5PM

3. PIZZA BRAIN


Take in a large collection of pizza memorabilia while you enjoy a delicious slice for yourself. The world's first Pizza Museum is located right in the Fishtown section of Philadelphia.

2313 Frankford Avenue
Philadelphia, PA 19125
www.pizzabrain.org
Monday-Thursday 11am-9pm
Friday and Saturday 11am-10pm
Sunday 12:00pm-9:00pm

4. AMERICAN HELICOPTER MUSEUM AND EDUCATION CENTER


Explore 40 different helicopters and learn something new. This museum is the only one in the country exclusively dedicated to rotary wing aircrafts and the preservation of their history.

1220 American Boulevard
West Chester, PA 19380
http://americanhelicopter.museum/
Open Wednesday through Saturday 10:00am-5:00pm
Sunday 12:00pm- 5:00pm

5. THE CENTER FOR ART IN WOOD


This is a non-profit museum gallery and research center with 4 to 5 changing exhibitions per year. The center also has a museum store offering beautiful decorative and functional wooden objects for sale.

141 N. 3rd Street
Philadelphia, PA 19106
https://centerforartinwood.org/
Tuesday-Sunday 10:00am-6:00pm

6. THE WAGNER FREE INSTITUTE OF SCIENCE


Peruse about 100,000 natural history specimens from animals to shells, rocks, minerals, fossils, and insects. The Wagner was established in 1855 to provide free science education, and continues to do this today.

1700 W Montgomery Avenue
Philadelphia, PA 19121
http://www.wagnerfreeinstitute.org/
Tuesday- Friday 9:00am-4:00pm

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