Programs for Home Schooled Children

The Institute is pleased to offer free science lessons for children, ages 6+, who are home schooled or in groups of fewer than 10 children. Reservations are required - instructions below. Children must be accompanied by an adult.

All programs consist of an interactive lesson in the 19th century lecture hall, real natural history specimens to touch, and a scavenger hunt in the museum gallery.

Dinosaurs and Fossils

Friday, December 14, 2012

10:00 - 11:30 AM

Skull of Smilodon floridanus in Case 60b in the Wagner's museum.

People of all ages love dinosaurs, but millions of years passed between their mass extinction and the evolution of early humans. No humans have ever seen a living dinosaur; everything we know about dinosaurs we know from fossils. Learn about how different kinds of fossils form and how fossils reveal clues about the past. Examine and touch genuine fossils of ancient life forms and explore the Wagner Institute’s vast fossil collection - the oldest specimen in the gallery is about 1.5 BILLION years old!

This program is FREE but reservations are required.

Call 215-763-6529 x17 or Email for reservations.

Museum admission and programs are FREE, but donations are appreciated. A donation of $8 per adult and $5 per child is suggested, but any contribution will make a difference.

Lesson Topics and Dates for 2012-13

  • January 11, 2013 - Animal Adaptations
  • February 15, 2013 - Animal Families
  • March 15, 2013 - Endangered Species
  • April 12, 2013 - Butterflies and Moths










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