Saturday, April 12, 2014
Natural History Road Show
Presented by the Wagner Free Institute of Science and a panel of experts specializing in shells, insects, rocks and minerals, fossils, and bones
Institute open: 12 - 4 PM
Road Show: 2 - 4 PM
Activities: all afternoon
BRING YOUR SPECIMENS!
Due to the National Landmark status of the Institute,
live animals are prohibited.
Bring your specimens to be identified by a panel of experts at the
Wagner Free Institute's 7th Annual Natural History Road Show!
Meet scientists who specialize in shells, insects, rocks and minerals, fossils, and bones. They will identify your found objects and answer your questions about them. If you don't have a specimen to bring, see if you can stump the panelists with one of our specimens.
After the panelists identify your specimen, you can submit it to be part of a temporary exhibit in the museum. Visit the Wagner again this summer to see your object displayed in one of our historic wood cases near specimens collected by William Wagner, Joseph Leidy, and other famous 19th century naturalists!
In addition to the Road Show, there will be a variety of other activities throughout the afternoon. Work on a scavenger hunt while you explore the museum. Make your own nature journal and try your hand at scientific illustration. Discover which rocks and minerals you use every day. Find out how insects' mouth parts are specialized for the food they eat. Identify a shark tooth fossil and take it home with you! And more!
An American Sign Language interpreter will be on-site from 1-3 PM.
Questions? Call 215-763-6529 x17 or email here.