Please Join Us


Friday, June 1st

5:30 to 8:30 PM

at the Wagner Free Institute of Science

Honoring Dr. Paul A. Offit, the dynamic public health expert who has argued valiantly that the best approach to our well-being—to our vitality—is a scientific one.

Join us for a special evening - meet Dr. Paul Offit and mingle with fellow Wagner supporters, explore our hauntingly beautiful museum, try you luck in our prize drawing, and enjoy hors d’oeuvres and cocktails in our garden among the raspberry bushes and pawpaw trees.

A pediatrician and infectious disease specialist at the University of Pennsylvania and CHOP, Dr. Paul Offit has emerged as a thought leader in national debates about the role and authority of science. He has held scientists, policy makers, and the public to the truest standards of evidence-based science, while tackling sensitive and controversial issues—the relationship between science and faith, the alleged link between vaccines and autism, and the tension between standard healthcare and alternative medicine. Our founder William Wagner—who believed that sound science should be available to everyone—would no doubt be proud.

For his clear-eyed, data-driven pursuit of public health, we are proud to toast Dr. Paul Offit! 


Sponsor this year's party, and you'll get the satisfaction of supporting free science education—as well as recognition at the event and in all promotional materials. We offer five levels of sponsorship.


Purchase tickets for you, for your friends, for your business associates. Bring the family, bring the babysitter, bring a date. We offer special rates for Wagner members and people under 30.

For questions, please contact Alison Hansen-Decelles at (215) 763-6529 x11 or email Alison Hansen-Decelles.

Proceeds will go directly towards programs and collection care so that the Wagner can continue to make science accessible to all.