All my life I’ve loved to travel. No matter where in the world I am, I’ll always try to find some new interesting stuff to learn and see. This natural curiosity has gotten me interested in visiting museums around the world. If you like strange and weird news and information you may be interested in some of the more strange museums. Here are five of the most odd museums I’ve visited that you and your family might enjoy.
The Mutter Museum is based in Philadelphia, PA and is a complete collection of medical history. If you like the spooky and macabre then this popular museum may be for you. It is a cabinet style museum that can be visited either by your own exploration or with an audio tour. You’ll experience weird exhibits such as the full body skeletons, scary outlawed medical devices, and even Einstein’s brain in a jar. While the museum began as a way for the public to understand the human body and medical condition, this museum is great to learn things you didn’t know in an oddly entertaining way.
UFO Museum and Research Center
This Roswell, New Mexico museum looks to educate the public about the very real possibility of UFOs and aliens. This museum is geared toward both the hardcore believer and the skeptic to provide an experience for everyone. The museum’s most popular exhibit is the memorabilia from the highly public case of the Roswell crash in 1947. When I was traveling out West, this was the museum I was most excited to visit and it definitely did not disappoint. Not only does it’s museum keep records of sightings and other proof of aliens, they also introduce you to the world of government cover ups and unofficial records. Overall the UFO museum is great to visit if you enjoy the paranormal element of history and science.
In Stratford, Connecticut there is a museum that differs from the classic museum type. The Trash Museum focuses on art and exhibits focusing on using waste as an art form. One of the main draws of this museum is the to scale dinosaur made with over one ton of trash. You will also learn about the recycling system from beginning to end and be able to walk through a giant compost pile to put things in perspective. This museum is not only entertaining but will also educate you in subjects like environmental awareness and preservation, making it educational for the entire family.
If you’re interested in the interesting history of toilets then you should visit the Toilet Museum in New Delhi, India. If you want a museum trip that isn’t as serious as most, try this odd attraction. The museum shows you over 4,000 years of bathroom history and has display artifacts that date back to 1145 AD. From the simple structure we know and love today all the way to the medieval chamber pots, you’re sure to learn something you didn’t know about the history of the toilet. While donations are accepted, the museum is free Monday through Saturday, on a weekly basis.
The Vulcan Tourism & Trek Station
If you’re a Star Trek fan you may be interested to visit the Trek themed museum in Alberta, Canada. A tribute to the original home of Star Trek’s Dr. Spock, the museum offers you a huge selection of memorabilia from the large cast lineup, film history, and even the production of Star Trek toys. You will get to see costumes worn by the real casts of the show and movie, floor to wall murals, and many great photo opportunities. My dad is a huge fan of the Star Trek series and loved visiting this museum. If you love Star Trek or scifi TV you should definitely give this one a chance.
No matter which of these off museums you visit, you’re sure to have an interesting time learning new and weird information. Museums are a great experience for the whole family that is both educational and fun. The next time you’re on vacation check out what interesting museums you have nearby.