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Wagner Free Institute of Science

1700 W. Montgomery Ave., Philadelphia, PA 19121 United States
PA - Philadelphia
Phone Number: 215-763-6529
Category: Science Museums

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.

For SpecialKids:
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.
Offers Field Trips?: Yes
Field Trip Program Details/Extras: Hands-on objects & activities and scavenger hunts. Lessons available.
Field Trip Phone Number: 215-763-6529, ext. 17
Field Trip Email: reservations@wagnerfreeinstitute.org
Free Admission?: Free
Free/Discounted Museum Days:
Fall Fun: Halloween
Parties: No