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NameWagner Free Institute of Science
Address1700 West Montgomery Ave.
Philadelphia, PA 19255
Brief DescriptionNatural history museum, dedicated to free science education
TypeAttraction
CategoryScience Museum
DescriptionFounded in 1855, the Wagner Free Institute of Science is dedicated to providing free public education in science. Its programs include free courses and lectures, field trips and lessons for children and museum tours for all ages. The evening science courses are the oldest program devoted to free adult education in the United States. The Institute also has a strong commitment to children’s science education and offers a range of programs for school groups and through partnerships with neighboring schools and community groups.

The Institute’s Museum houses more than 100,000 natural history specimens, a collection begun by founder William Wagner in the early 19th-Century and expanded by the pre-eminent scientist Joseph Leidy in the 1880s. Completed in 1865, the Institute’s National Historic Landmark building is virtually unchanged from the late-19th Century and includes a Victorian Exhibition Hall filled with fossils, shells, minerals and mounted animal skeletons and skins displayed in the original wood and glass cabinets. The Museum is open to visitors Tuesdays - Fridays, 9 AM to 4 PM, year-round. Evening and weekend programs are offered during the fall, winter and spring.

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Phone 1(215) 763-6529
Emailinfo@wagnerfreeinstitute.org
Handicapped AccessibleNo
Websitewww.wagnerfreeinstitute.org
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Last Updated8/18/2016
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Wagner Free Institute of Science - Philadelphia, PA 19255

Wagner Free Institute of Science - Philadelphia, PA 19255
Wagner Free Institute of Science - Philadelphia, PA 19255
Wagner Free Institute of Science - Philadelphia, PA 19255
Wagner Free Institute of Science - Philadelphia, PA 19255
Wagner Free Institute of Science - Philadelphia, PA 19255
Wagner Free Institute of Science - Philadelphia, PA 19255
Wagner Free Institute of Science - Philadelphia, PA 19255
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