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Friends of the Wagner Free Institute of Science

Our Friends make it possible for us to fulfill William Wagner’s vision of making science accessible to all.  Your membership contribution

ensures that we can continue to present outstanding programs for children, families and adults and care for the historically and scientifically

important collections that are at the core of all of our work.

Click here for information on how to become a member.

Levels and Benefits






Benefactor $1,000

Invitations to members-only events, including the annual member reception

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Advance announcements for lectures and programs, including our stunning postcard announcements * * * * * * *
Fee-free course certificates * * * * * * *
10% discount in the Museum Shop * * * * * * *
Discounted tickets to
Philadelphia Science Festival events
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Reciprocal membership privileges at more than 650 museums through the North American Reciprocal Museums (NARM) program     * * * * *
Recognition at the Wagner and on the website       * * * *
A signed copy of a book or publication by Wagner’s Annual Westbrook lecturer         * * *
An exclusive, themed tour highlighting an aspect of the Wagner’s unique collection with Director Susan Glassman           * *
Invitations to special events during the year, including an annual dinner featuring a noted scholar in the sciences, humanities or education             *

*Family level membership includes all benefits of Individual membership for two adults (plus children).

Membership contributions are tax deductible and renewable on an annual basis.

Click here for a PDF of the member benefits.