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Friends of the Wagner Free Institute of Science

Our Friends make it possible for us to fulfill William Wagner’s vision of making science accessible to all.  Your membership contribution

ensures that we can continue to present outstanding programs for children, families and adults and care for the historically and scientifically

important collections that are at the core of all of our work.

Levels and Benefits






Benefactor $1,000

Invitations to members-only events, including the annual member reception

* * * * * * *
Advance announcements for lectures and programs, including our stunning postcard announcements * * * * * * *
Fee-free course certificates * * * * * * *
10% discount in the Museum Shop * * * * * * *
Discounted admission to after-hours programs (including our Evening with an Expert and Sip and Sketch Series) * * * * * * *
Reciprocal membership privileges at more than 1,100 museums through the North American Reciprocal Museums (NARM) program     * * * * *
Recognition at the Wagner and in annual reports       * * * *
Free admission to 1 after-hours program of your choice (per year)         * * *
An exclusive, themed tour highlighting an aspect of the Wagner’s unique collection with Director Susan Glassman           * *
Invitations to the annual Leidy Society dinner featuring a noted scholar in the sciences, humanities or education fields             *

*Family level membership includes all benefits of Individual membership for two adults and accompanied children.

Ways to Join:

1. Click here to use to make a secure online payment through paypal.

2. Call the Institute at 215-763-6529 x11, Monday-Friday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm, to contribute over the phone via credit card.

3. Send a check by printing out the contribution form below and mailing it to:

Wagner Free Institute of Science

1700 W. Montgomery Avenue

Philadelphia, PA 19121

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

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

Interested in giving the Gift of Membership?

If you’re purchasing a membership for someone else, contact our Development Manager, Kelly, at to specify their name and address after you’ve made your gift. They’ll receive a letter in the mail informing them of your gift and containing their membership card and benefit details. You will receive a formal acknowledgement of your fully tax-deductible gift for your records.



Interested in learning more about the Leidy Society?


Have a question about membership? Contact our Development Manager Kelly at or 215-763-6529 x11.