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, and you may reserve as many or as few as you would like.
  • 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 Fall 2018

Wednesday, October 3rd 10:00-11:30am

Endangered Species - What are some ways that animals can become endangered? Learn about some of the reasons why and the steps we can take to help protect them.

Wednesday, November 7th 10:00-11:30am

Evolution - Variation, Inheritance, Adaptations, Selection, and Time are the principles of Natural Selection. Learn about these concepts and examine the evidence for evolution.

Wednesday. December 5th 10:00-11:30am 
Urban Ecology - Is Philadelphia an ecosystem? Learn how many animals make the city their home and how we coexist in the concrete jungle.



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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