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.


Friday, October 12, 2012

10:00 - 11:30 AM

A series of anatomical plates / by Jones Quain.  Philadelphia : Carey and Hart, 1843.

Try to imagine not having a skeleton. You wouldn't be able to stand, sit, move, or do much of anything. Your skeleton provides support and protects your insides, but your bones do lots of other things too! Learn about your skeleton and how it compares to the skeletons of a variety of animals. Examine real skeletons and touch real bones! Then work on a scavenger hunt as you explore the Wagner's extenisve collection of skeletons - just in time for Halloween!

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

  • December 14, 2012 - Dinosaurs and Fossils
  • January 11, 2013 - Animal Adaptations
  • February 15, 2013 - Animal Families
  • March 15, 2013 - Endangered Species
  • April 12, 2013 - Butterflies and Moths










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