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.

Butterflies and Moths

Friday, April 12, 2013

10:00 - 11:30 AM

Image from The Natural History of New York, vol. 5 by Ebenezer Emmons. Albany : 1846.

Learning about butterflies and moths is an excellent way to celebrate spring, as their emergence is usually and early sign of the warmer wither to come. Butterflies are one of the most recognizable and popular insects in the world, but do you know all of the differences between butterflies and moths? Come see for yourself, as you explore the Wagner's extensive collection of Lepidoptera specimens and marvel at the diversity of sizes, colors, and patterns.

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.










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