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2018 course information coming soon; preregistration begins December 15, 2017.

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Coming up:

Wagner's Winter Wonderland: The Ice Age

Explore our museum on a Saturday afternoon and enjoy free activities for all ages.

Saturday, February 10th, 2018, Noon-4 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.

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


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.