Wagner Free Institute of Science

1700 Montgomery Avenue
Philadelphia, PA 19121

(215) 763-6529


The Wagner Institute’s nineteenth century exhibit hall – a soaring three-story space – houses an extraordinary collection of natural history specimens including mounted birds and mammals, fossils, rocks and minerals, insects, shells, dinosaur bones, and the first American saber-toothed tiger, discovered on a museum-sponsored expedition to Florida in 1886.

Place Information

  • Place Category

    Venues, Parks, Museums

  • Place Cost Free
    Admission to all education programs is free of charge. A donation of $8 is suggested for museum visitors. Guided tours are $15 for adults, $10 for members of the Institute and senior citizens, and $5 for children.
  • Place Hours
    Sunday closed
    Monday closed
    Tuesday 9:00am - 4:00pm
    Wednesday 9:00am - 4:00pm
    Thursday 9:00am - 4:00pm
    Friday 9:00am - 4:00pm
    Saturday closed

Wagner Free Institute of Science: From the Parents


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