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“To the citizens of Philadelphia let them open their stores of
wealth, for no other way can money be better bestowed, than
in the promotion of education.” – William Wagner

One of the best ways you can help the Institute is to become a Friend. It’s also the best way to stay informed about what’s going on at the Wagner. All Friends receive our annual catalog, advance announcements for lectures and open houses, invitations to our new member programs, and a 10% discount in the Museum Shop. Members at the $35 level or above also enjoy fee-free course certificates and discounts for special events and receptions. Best of all, you’ll have the satisfaction of helping keep the Wagner and its programs going strong.


$1885+ Leidy Society
$1000 - $1884 Benefactor
$500 - $999 Patron/Corporate
$250 - $499 Sustainer
$100 - $249 Sponsor
$50- $99 Family
$35 - $49 Individual

Membership contributions are tax deductible and renewable on an annual basis.

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Become a member now! 

There are three easy ways to become a member.

1. You may make a secure payment to the Institute via PayPal:

2. You may call the Institute at 215-763-6529 x11, Monday-Friday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm, to contribute over the phone.

3. You may mail a check by printing out the form below and mailing it to:

Wagner Free Institute of Science

1700 W. Montgomery Ave.

Philadelphia, PA 19121

Click here to download a PDF of the contribution form to print and mail to us.

A copy of the official registration and financial information may be obtained from the Pennsylvania Department of State by calling toll-free, within PA, 1-800-732-0999. Registration does not imply endorsement.