School Year 2021-22 Field Trips & Children's Programs

Our Fall programs run from September 13th to December 24th, and our Spring programs run from January 4th to mid-June.

Free science lessons are available for groups ranging from 15 to 60 students. Reservations are required for all groups. REGISTER HERE

Field trips start in the historic lecture hall with an interactive lesson by our museum educator, with real natural history specimens to touch. Groups then explore nature through a guided experience in the museum.

Museum Field Trips – School & Organization Groups

Group Size:

Pre K – 1st: min. 15, max. 30 (60 minute lesson)

2nd & up: min. 20, max. 60 (90 minute lesson)

Pick from a variety of museum field trip lesson topics which are organized by recommended age group:

Animal Babies (Pre K – 1st)

Animals in Winter (Pre K – 1st)

Daytime and Nighttime Animals (Pre K – 1st)

Dinosaurs (Pre K – 1st)

Insects (Pre K – 1st)

Sort Like a Scientist (Pre K – 1st)

Animal Adaptations (2nd – 5th grade)

Fossil Find (2nd – 5th grade)

Food Chains (2nd – 5th grade)

Insects & Other Arthropods (2nd – 5th grade)

City Nature (2nd – 5th grade)

Rocks & Minerals (2nd – 5th grade)

Skeletons (2nd – 5th grade)

Endangered Species (5th grade & up)

Evolution (5th grade & up)

History of the Wagner (5th grade & up)

Human Body Systems (5th grade & up)

Urban Ecology (5th grade & up)

Ocean Acidification (5th grade & up)

For in-depth descriptions of each topic, see lesson topic page.


Homeschool Field Trips:

Group Size: Any group of 10 students or fewer is encouraged to register; larger groups may call to schedule a private program. 

Lessons take place on the first friday of each month. The following lesson dates have been finalized for the 2021-22 School Year:

Oct. 1st 2021, 12:30-2 PM: SKELETONS

Nov. 5th 2021, 12:30-2 PM: HUMAN BODY

Dec. 3rd 2021, 12:30-2 PM: ROCKS & MINERALS

Feb. 4th 2022, 12:30-2 PM: INSECTS & OTHER ARTHROPODS

March 4th 2022, 12:30-2 PM: ENDANGERED SPECIES

April 1st 2022, 12:30-2 PM: OCEAN LIFE

We leave registration open for homeschool groups until the maximum cap is met, and space is limited. Lessons may be cancelled if the registration minimum is not met.

Virtual Field Trips:

If your group cannot come in person, we also offer virtual lessons. These programs are appropriate for all ages, last approximately 30 minutes and take place on Google Meet. Lesson topics include:




Cost: All of our programs are FREE, although donations are encouraged. The recommended amount is $5 per child, and $10 per adult. This is a suggestion – any contribution your group can offer will make a difference.

Registration: Registration is required for ALL fieldtrips and lessons. To schedule a program, please fill out our Reservation Request Form.


Please email or call 215-763-6529 x17 with any questions.



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