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Fall Course listings

Coming up:

Weeknights at the Wagner - The Good, the Bad, and the Chemistry: Decoding Chemical Sensationalism with Dr. Michelle Francl, Bryn Mawr College

Wednesday, November 29th, 6-7:30 PM


Libations with Leidy - Happy Hour and Open House

Friday, September 8th, 5-7 PM

New Perspectives on Historic Collections - Research projects by the 2016-17 Temple-Wagner Humanities & Arts Fellows

Thursday, September 28th, presentations at 6 PM followed by a reception in the museum

Archives Month Philly - 5th Annual Lantern Slide Salon

Thursday, October 12th, 6-8 PM in the Wagner's historic lecture hall

Wagner on the Weekend - Raptors! A Spooky Creature Feature

Saturday, October 21st, 12-4 PM

Weeknights at the Wagner - Empire of the Living Dead: The Scientific History of Peruvian Mummies with Christopher Heaney, Pennsylvania State University

Wednesday, October 25th, 6-7:30 PM

Presented in partnership with the Consortium for History of Science, Technology, and Medicine.

Evening with an Expert - How Modern Research Illuminates Our Fossil Collection with Dr. Jason Downs, Delaware Valley University

Thursday, November 2nd, 5:30-7:30 PM

Tickets required; $30 ($20 for Wagner members)

Westbrook Free Lectureship - Dire Predictions: Understanding Climate Change with Dr. Michael E. Mann, Pennsylvania State University

Saturday, November 11, 1:00-5:30 PM

Lecture at 3:00 PM followed by the Annual Member Reception.

Reception is free for members, $10 for guests.



Our National Historic Landmark building opened on May 11, 1865.

Learn about the history of our building when you visit with our

first scavenger hunt for adults.


Science on Tap - a monthly science café that features a brief, informal presentation by a scientist or other expert followed by lively conversation. Held at National Mechanics Bar and Restaurant.

Wagner Free Poetry - a project developed by poet CAConrad and the Wagner.