Saturday, May 4, 2013
Natural History Road Show
Presented by the Wagner Free Institute of Science and a panel of experts specializing in shells, insects, fossils, rocks and minerals
Institute is open: 12 - 4 PM
Road Show: 2 - 4 PM
Bring your treasures!!!!
Due to the National Landmark status of the Institute,
live animals are prohibited.
Bring your treasures and your stories! Once again expert scientists from the Philadelphia area put on their thinking caps to identify your natural history treasures and answer your questions. And once again we will feature YOUR specimens in a temporary exhibit curated by the public. After your object has been identified, you can submit it to be displayed in one of our historic wood exhibit cases. Then, visit the Wagner again this summer to see your object in the museum near specimens collection by William Wagner, Joseph Leidy, and other famous 19th century naturalists.
Schedule for the Day
12 - 4 PM
- Explore the museum collections and participate in nature-themed activities. Crafts and games will take place outside, weather permitting.
12 - 2 PM
- Meet the Wagner educators in the lecture hall to see and touch the best of our teaching collection. Pet a skunk pelt, hold a megalodon tooth, squeeze the skeleton of a sea sponge, open a crystal geode and much more! Examine real natural history specimens and learn more about the natural world. Be a scientist!
2 - 4 PM
- Have your natural history treasures identified by experts in the exhibition hall! Ask them questions!
- You can also submit your specimen to be part of a temporary exhibit in the museum gallery.