Programs for Home Schooled Children

The Institute is pleased to offer science programs for children who are home schooled or in groups of fewer than 10 children.

  • Programs are FREE, but reservations are required.
  • Reservations operate on a rolling basis.
  • Please remember to make a reservation by the Monday before the week of the lesson.
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult.

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

Schedule of Lessons for Spring 2018

Friday, February 23rd 10:00-11:30am

Animal Adaptations - How do animals survive in their habitats? From camouflage to mimicry, learn how animals adapt to live in many different environments.

Friday, March 23rd 10:00-11:30am

Reptiles & Amphibians - How are they different from other animals? How are they the same? Learn how these cold-blooded animals do their daily functions like move, hear, and breathe.

Friday, April 27th 10:00-11:30am
Birds - What features and behaviors make birds so unique? Learn how these animals have adapted to living in the city of Philadelphia.



Cost: Museum admission and programs are FREE, but donations are appreciated. A donation of $10 per adult and $5 per child is suggested, but any contribution will make a difference.

To make a reservation of ask questions:

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










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