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Wagner Free Institute of Science

Map1700 W. Montgomery Ave.
Phila. , PA 19121
215-763-6529
    Categories:
  • Science Museums

Description:

At this history-meets-science museum, families can get a glimpse of scientific studies in the Victorian age. The Institute’s collections, including founder William Wagner’s original minerals & fossils, have even kept the same arrangement since the late 19th century. Family Open Houses on select Saturdays feature interactive experiments. The museum houses the specimen of a saber-toothed tiger, a species that went extinct more than 10,000 years ago.

Accessibility Details

Historic building. The exhibit hall on the second story is reached by a single flight of stairs (no elevator). The first story, including the library and lecture hall, are more easily accessible. A slide tour & interpretive program is available for visitors who cannot navigate the stairs. Sign interpretation offered for some special programs.

Additional Information:

County: PA - Philadelphia
Free Admission?: Free
Ages: All Ages/Families
Elementary School Age
Middle School & Teens
Parents
Offers Field Trips?: yes
Grades for Field Trips: 0 Early Ed / Preschool
0 Kindergarten
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Fall Fun: Halloween
Parties: no
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