OUR MISSION

 

The Philadelphia Wax Museum is an independent, non-partisan 501(c) (3) nonprofit organization committed solely to, broadening public compassion and gratitude for the famous and infamous personalities of Philadelphia; as well as the study and preservation of Philadelphia History through education, research, and conservation.

The Philadelphia Wax Museum will use life size and lifelike wax figures of famous Philadelphians past and present to motivate the youth to achieve! The Philadelphia Wax Museum will also work to improve race relations by dispelling racial superiority by displaying the many races and cultures that have contributed to Philadelphia's success as one of the world's greatest cities.

 

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Education

     
 

Four market segments make up the primary focus of all educational and communication efforts by The Philadelphia Wax Museum:

 
 
1. Schoolchildren from local area schools and metropolitan districts.
 
 
2. General museum goers and consumers in the region.
 
 
3. Tourists.
 
 
4.Scholars with an interest in local and regional history.
 
     
 
Schoolchildren:
 
 

Today’s demand for museums that cater to children arises from many causes, such as:

 
     
 

1. The increasing number of children due to the large number of post war “baby boomer” generations who are raising their own children;

 
 
2. The expectation of early learning and higher levels of educational attainment for children;
 
 
3. A growing awareness of the rights of children which encourages children’s museums and galleries to explore social issues that affect children such as tolerance, poverty, health, and the environment.At a time when children around the world have an array of toys and video games at their disposal, museums are a wonderful asset to communities, which is one reason for their popularity.  The Philadelphia Wax Museum will target schoolchildren and educators, relying on the positioning of the facility as a center that brings to life the all-encompassing historical past of Philadelphia.  The Museum will focus on engaging schoolchildren and serving the needs of educators who reach out to museums for inquiry-based learning.  By featuring popular exhibits that involve children and promote learning through participation, The Philadelphia Wax Museum will become a focal point in the community’s life.
 
     
     
 
  • General Populace:
 
 

To attract visitation and usage, The Philadelphia Wax Museum will present itself as a unique, interesting, and exciting alternative to other museums in the area.  The Museum will select, care for, interpret, and display collections that are meaningful to the general populace, creating a sense of relevancy in the community’s life.  To accomplish this, the Museum will:

 
     
 
    1. Develop exhibitions/events of particular interest to the local community.
 
 
    2. Involve participants from communities for exhibitions or events that purport to represent those communities.
 
 
    3. Promote the events in appropriate media.
 
 
    4. Continue community contact after the event.
 
     
 
  • Tourists:
 
 

The tourist’s total museum experience, that is from the moment the thought occurs to the tourist to go to a museum to the remembrance of the museum visit days, week, and years later, involves three main contexts:

 
     
 
1. Personal:  The personal includes the tourist’s experience and knowledge, interest, motivations, concerns, and set of expectations for the visit.
 
 
2. Social:  The social includes who the tourist is with, who the tourist comes in contact with including other tourists, travel agents, hotel staff, and museum staff.
 
 
3. Physical:  The physical includes the ambience of the building, architecture, layout, objects, display styles, smells, sounds, as well as sights and physical facilities such as seats, toilets, cafes, and shops.
 
 

The Philadelphia Wax Museum will market itself to tourists, offering experiences that are fundamentally authentic to ensure that tourists’ search for enrichment and meaning in the leisure experiences are met.  By meeting this basic need, the Museum will ensure that its visitors find value in the exhibits and thereby make a profound connection to an increasingly comprehensible world.

 
     
 
  • Scholars:
 
 

The Philadelphia region is home to more than 80 colleges and universities.  Approximately 87% of the population is a high school graduate or above, 31.2% have a Baccalaureate or above, and 10.5% had advanced degrees.

For scholars, access to newly discovered works is extremely important.  Individuals researching and writing about history are often left with only whose historical works that are currently in public collections, and many times those collections are not the most important or unique examples.  The need for fresh material is of the utmost importance for scholars to arrive at a complete understanding of the period. The Philadelphia Wax Museum will fulfill their scholiast appetite 

 
     
 

Visitor Analysis Table

 
Potential Customers
2%
1,828,089
1,870,135
1,913,148
1,957,150
2,002,164
2.30%
Private/Nonpublic Schoolchildren
-13%
291,392
253,511
220,555
191,883
166,938
-13.0%
General Museum Goers
4%
2,756,049
2,856,094
2,959,770
3,067,210
3,178,550
3.63%
Tourists
16%
1,616,700
1,875,372
2,175,432
2,523,501
2,927,261
16.0%
Scholars
-3%
225,401
218,864
212,517
206,354
200,370
-2.90%
Total
5.98%
6,717,631
7.073,976
7,481,422
7,946,098
8,475,283
5.98%
 
 
 
Visitor Breakdown 

 

 

 


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The Philadelphia Wax Museum will be located on Philadelphia’s world class Penn’s Landing Riverfrong,. Stragically this area which is close to Philadelphia’s famous tourist sites such as Liberty Bell, Constitution Center, Jeweler’s Row, Independence Hall, Penn’s Landing, as well as Interstated I-95. The area is accessible by the Southeastern Pennsylvania Transportation Authority (SEPTA), which provides public transportation services in Bucks, Chester, Delaware, Montgomery, and Philadelphia Counties, with selected rail service in New Jersey and the State of Delaware. In addition, New Jersey Transit, New Jersey’s state-wide transportation agency, operates a statewide network of commuter rail lines, which serves hundreds of New Jersey towns and cities, as well as Philadelphia and New York. 

The building concept is yet to be determained. With the help of public support, grants, donations and sponors like you, The Philadelphia Wax Museum will be a The Philadelphia Wax Museum will be a new one-of-a-kind attraction. It will offer a wealth of art, culture, awe-inspiring architecture, a spectacular food court offering some of Philadelphia’s finest cuisines, a state-of-the-art IMAX theater, and seemingly endless exhibits. The Philadelphia Wax Museum promises to create an unforgettable Philadelphia experience. It will offer the greatest concentration of American and Philadelphia history and a tangiable look at the lives and personalities unique to Philadelphia.

It’s where big city excitement meets hometown charm!