Thursday, April 6, 2017

Evening with an Expert

Insects with Entomologist Greg Cowper

Tour starts promptly at 6:15

Doors open at 5:30 for a wine and cheese reception

Wagner Museum Case 4A; photo by Gretchen Lohse.

See the Wagner’s collections as you’ve never seen them before with our new Evening with an Expert series—intimate, scholar-led tours that highlight specific areas of our collection. For our first Evening with an Expert, we’ll focus on our fascinating insect collection with Greg Cowper, an entomologist at the Academy of Natural Sciences and a member of the Wagner faculty. He will share stories and facts about our six-legged invertebrates, including collection and preparation techniques and what makes our specimens scientifically and locally significant. The tour will conclude with an exclusive unveiling of Cowper’s new installation of insects collected from the Wagner yard, which will be on display in the museum as a temporary exhibit.

Tour is limited to 20 participants.

Cost: $30; $20 for members*

Purchase tickets online here:

You do not need a PayPal account to purchase tickets online.

General $30


Members $20

Or call Cara Scharf at 215-763-6529 x24 to purchase tickets over the phone.


About our expert: Greg Cowper is an Entomologist at the Academy of Natural Sciences of Drexel University.  His interests include Urban Entomology, Biodiversity, the History of Science, the Intersection of Art & Science, Museums & Society, and Collections Stewardship. Current projects include: OrthopNet – combining Southwestern U. S. grasshopper data with associated archival field notes; preparation of South African Grasshoppers for study in the Otte Orthoptera Lab; and Specimen, a natural history cabinet of curiosities and artist installation at Eastern State Penitentiary. He is also a member of the Wagner Free Institute of Science faculty and has taught on topics such as urban entomology and extinction.

*Refund policy: If you cancel up until a week before the event, you will be refunded tour price minus a $5.00 processing fee. The week before the event, no refunds will be issued for cancellations.








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