Visiting the Wagner Museum Gallery


After more than a year, the museum of the Wagner Free Institute of Science will be open again to the public!

Come visit the Wagner and see our historic museum collections, including rocks, fossils, taxidermy animals, and skeletons. We will have scavenger hunts to assist your self-guided museum experience.

We are excited to welcome you back! In order to ensure a safe visit for everyone, we have put in place new registration procedures and protocols.


Here are some things to know before your visit: 

  • We are instituting timed-entry – advance registration is strongly encouraged.
  • We are limiting the number of visitors in the museum at one time.
  • We have a COVID fee in place to cover our increased costs. The $10/person cost will be discounted 50% for members, college students and children. Fees will be waived for visitors with an ACCESS card or financial hardship.
  • Masks are required for all visitors over 2.
  • The restrooms, gift shop and other areas of the building are not open at present .
  • There is no coat check or place to stow personal items – please travel light .

Museum hours for April and May:

  • Every Wednesday starting April 7, from 12:30-5pm
  • Saturdays, April 3, May 1 and May 15, from 12-4:30pm
  • Sunday, April 18, from 12-4:30pm for Reopen House Day: Philly's National Historic Landmarks


Please check back for our June, July and August schedule!


In accordance with federal, state and city guidelines, we have reduced capacity for visitors and ask that you get tickets online ahead of time so that we can space out visitor arrival times. We will allow visitors to enter every 15 minutes.

Suggested Covid Fee for Tickets (all proceeds go towards supporting our education programs and preserving our historic collections):

$10 per person

$5 for members, college students, & children (use WAGNER50 in check out)

*Fees can be waived for visitors with ACCESS card or financial hardship, just fill out the Covid Fee Waiver Request Form.*


Ticket Registration each date is on Eventbrite at the links below:

Saturday, April 3

Wednesday, April 7

Wednesday, April 14

Sunday, April 18

Wednesday, April 21

Wednesday, April 28

Saturday, May 1

Wednesday, May 5

Wednesday, May 12

Saturday, May 15

Wednesday, May 19

Wednesday, May 26

Any questions please email or call (215) 763-6529 ext 17.



















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