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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
Weeknights at the Wagner - Treading on Toxicity: The Science, History, & Implications of Philadelphia's Lead Soil Contamination with Cynthia Hall, West Chester University
Wednesday, February 28th, 6-7:30 PM
Weekend Family Program - Be a Geologist!
Learn what it takes to work with rocks and minerals while browsing our collection and participating in activities with geologists. Part of the 2018 Philadelphia Science Festival.
Sunday, April 22nd, 2018, Noon-4 PM
Weeknights at the Wagner - Tiny Mysteries: Decoding the Wagner's 19th-Century Microphotographs with Byron Wolfe and Daniel Kraus, Temple University
Thursday, May 17th, 2018, 6-7:30 PM
Annual Benefit - A Sip of Science 2018
Honoring Dr. Paul Offit, Children's Hospital of Philadelphia and University of Pennsylvania
Friday, June 1st, 2018, 5:30-8:30 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
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.