Wagner Free Institute of Science

The Wagner Institute’s nineteenth century exhibit hall - a soaring three-story space - houses an extraordinary collection of natural history. Educational programs include interactive lessons, hands-on activities with real scientific specimens, and a scavenger hunt in the museum. Younger groups can learn about animal babies, nocturnal life, dinosaurs, and the categorization of life. Groups in second grade and up can learn about animal adaptation, food chains, evolution, ocean life, rocks and minerals, and urban ecology. Scout groups may participate in programs to earn badges. Homeschool groups may also participate in program offerings and Wagner-to-Go brings the Institute to you!
Contact Info
Address: 700 West Montgomery Avenue, Philadelphia, PA 19121. Philadelphia County. Tel: 215-763-6529. Email: reservations@wagnerfreeinstitute.org. Website: www.wagnerfreeinstitute.org. Hrs: Tues.-Fri. 9AM-4PM. 
Trip Info
Grade Level: PreK-5th. Activity Type: Day Trips, Guided Tours. Recomm. Length of Visit: 1-2 hours. Cost: Free, suggested donation. 

Lesson Plan To Enrich This Class Trip

Museums & Exhibits Lesson Plan

Hunting for ideas to make museum trips more exciting? Allow a sculpture to inspire a creative story. Enact a skit from a painting. Sketch creatures from a science exhibit. Giving your students a fun focus can make a trip to the museum more enjoyable.... Continue