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Wagner Free Institute of Science
1700 W. Montgomery Ave., Philadelphia, PA 19121-3227 GET DIRECTIONS
Local: 215-763-6529
Founded in 1855, the Wagner Institute is a National Historic Landmark natural history museum and educational institution. Its exhibit hall houses an extraordinary collection of more than 100,000 specimens including mounted birds and mammals, fossils, rocks and minerals, insects, shells, dinosaur bones and the first American saber-toothed tiger fossil. The displays date to the 1890s and preserve the original wood and glass display cases with hand-written labels, offering a rare view of a preserved Victorian science museum. Today the Institute is known as one of the region's historic treasures. Its collections and programs also provide important educational and scientific resources for a wide audience.
Discounts Offered: Group Discount, Senior Citizen Discount, Student Discount
Facility Amenities: Free Admission, Gift Shop, Guided Tours
General Information: Dates Closed: Major holidays., Hours: Tuesday through Fridays, 9 AM to 4 PM. Call or check website for evening and weekend program schedule., Open Year-round
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