As schoolchildren, a trip to the museum meant a day out of the classroom. The exhibits didn't matter much, and the token scavenger hunt was a momentary thrill. As we transcend into adulthood, however, museums take on a different role.

As you'll see below, a museum catalogs oddities, like Philadelphia's Mutter Museum, or shows us how our bodies work, like Corpus in Europe. It also showcases insanely large collections of barf bags, artifacts from ex-lovers, toilet seats from museums, and geek watches.

A museum can also exemplify impressive architecture and drop-dead gorgeous interior design, as you'll see below.