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WINTER / SPRING 2017 Courses

Wagner on the Weekend - Saturday, February 4th

Wagner’s Winter Wonderland

Noon - 4:00 PM

Weeknights at the Wagner - Thursday, February 16th

Sex on the Reef, with Dr. Alison Sweeney, University of Pennsylvania

Lecture at 6:00 PM

Weeknights at the Wagner - Thursday, March 16th

Strange Beauty: Botanical Collecting in the Victorian Tropics,

with Elaine Ayers, Princeton University

Lecture at 6:00 PM

Evening with an Expert - Thursday, April 6th

Insects with Entomologist Greg Cowper

Doors open at 5:30, Tour at 6:15.

Limited to 20 participants. $30; $20 for members.

Wagner on the Weekend - Sunday, April 23rd

Be a Marine Biologist! (Part of the 2017 Philadelphia Science Festival)
Noon - 4:00 PM

Weeknights at the Wagner - Wednesday, May 17th

Moses Williams, Cutter of Profiles, with Gwendolyn DuBois Shaw, University of Pennsylvania.

Lecure at 6:00 PM.

Followed by the Annual Members' Reception

(Free for members, $10 for non-members)



Our building opened 150 years ago 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.