Programs for Home Schooled Children

The Institute is pleased to offer free science lessons for children, ages 6+, who are home schooled or in groups of fewer than 10 children. Reservations are required - instructions below. Children must be accompanied by an adult.

All programs consist of an interactive lesson in the 19th century lecture hall, real natural history specimens to touch, and a scavenger hunt in the museum gallery.

Animal Families

Friday, February 15, 2013

10:00 - 11:30 AM

Image from The Royal Natural History edited by Richard Lydekker. London : 1893-94.

Learning about animal families seems appropriate for February, right around Valentine's Day. After all, the first part of starting a family is to find a mate! Learn about different ways that animals impress each other, how babies make their way into the world, how much care newborns and hatchlings get, which family members help out, and more about how different kinds of animals grow up.

This program is FREE but reservations are required.

Call 215-763-6529 x17 or Email for reservations.

Museum admission and programs are FREE, but donations are appreciated. A donation of $8 per adult and $5 per child is suggested, but any contribution will make a difference.

Lesson Topics and Dates for 2012-13

  • March 15, 2013 - Endangered Species
  • April 12, 2013 - Butterflies and Moths










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