Cure for Monday Blues

Cure for Monday Blues

Are you bored? Do you want something to do other than staying home and watching TV all day?! I have the solution for you. But this cure works only on Mondays!

What you need:

  1. Your STAMP pass
  2. Money (if you want to buy food)
  3. An open mind!

That’s it! Picture after school, you and your friends are contemplating on where to go. You know where you should go? The Mütter Museum! It is located at 19 S. 22nd Street. If you go to the tab Use The Pass on our website, you can find the directions to this museum from your location. With your STAMP pass, you can go to this museum for free on Mondays from 10 AM until 5 PM! How cool is that?! This museum is great if you love science like me. Remember to check out the giant colon and the wall of skulls in the Mütter Museum!

“Now what?” your friends may ask. The Mütter museum is close to Walnut Street and restaurants! You can also go around Center City and walk a few blocks to get to Rittenhouse Square! There are so many stores and restaurants you should check out that are near the Mütter museum! Their location is very convenient and if you have a transpass, you can get to Walnut Street faster by taking SEPTA.

Restaurants you should visit:

  1. Shake Shack @ 2000 Sansom St
  2. Tampopo @ 104 S 21st St
  3. Starbucks (duh) @ 1839 Chestnut St
  4. Qdoba Mexican Grill @ 1900 Chestnut St

Around the Chestnut st and Walnut St area, there are stores like Urban Outfitters, American Apparel, Apple Store, H&M, and so much more! So after going to the Mütter museum, you can check out these stores.

Don’t have any money to spend? Don’t fret! You can go to Rittenhouse Square and chill there! You can take some photography around the park.

Don’t just assume your Mondays will be bad! You can make Monday a great day by spending it with your friends or even by yourself if you prefer going to museums by yourself like me! Don’t just assume museums are boring! My love for museums grew after I visited over 5+ museums over the last 3 months. You can visit all sorts of museums around Philadelphia using your STAMP Pass. Encourage your friends to sign up for the STAMP Pass so you can all visit the Mütter Museum for free after school! You can also visit any museum on the STAMP Pass.

I hope this post helped those who are still confused on where to go after a long day of school! Have a great Monday!


READY TO VISIT the Mütter Museum of the College of Physicians of Philadelphia? Check out the Mütter Museum profile page for the hours you can use your STAMP pass!

This post was written by Sharon Shania, a STAMP Teen Council member. Sharon attends The Preperatory Charter School of Mathematics, Science, Technology & Careers.