Wagner Free Institute of Science

(Microscopic View of Philadelphia. Chromolithograph by Herline & Co. Published by John Weik, Philadelphia, 1869. Zebooker Collection, Athenaeum of Philadelphia. Photo used with permission.)

Upcoming Program At Wagner Free Institute Of Science Looks Back At Pivotal Year: 1865

The Wagner Free Institute of Science celebrates the 150th anniversary of its North Philadelphia home with a free program Wednesday evening that explores how the major events of 1865 played out in Philadelphia and influenced its future.


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HoneyFest Kicks Off Friday At Wagner

If you’re free this Friday, you can kick off the first day of the Philadelphia Honey Festival at the Wagner Free Institute of Science.


Palumbus migratorius. The pigeon of passage. Red oak. From: The Natural History of Carolina, Florida and the Bahama Islands / by Mark Catesby. London : 1731-43.

The Flight Of The Passenger Pigeon Is Brought Back To Life At The Wagner Free Institute of Science

The program will explore the story of the Passenger Pigeon, a once-numerous species that traveled in flocks so huge they darkened the sun when they passed but they went extinct a century ago.


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Philadelphia Honey Festival Begins Friday

The Philadelphia Honey Festival is a weekend-long celebration that actually begins with a full day of fun this Friday, September 6, at The Wagner Free Institute of Science.


(Dr. Alexandra Horowitz and her dog, Pump.  Photo provided)

Famed Dog Behavior Expert To Visit Philadelphia on Thursday

Dr. Alexandra Horowitz in the author of Inside of a Dog.


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Take A Virtual Tour Of New Jersey’s Pine Barrens

The Wagner Free Institute of Science launches this year’s Weeknights at the Wagner lecture series, by taking you on a virtual tour of the 1.1 million acres of forests, rivers and trails that make up the New Jersey Pine Barrens.


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Philadelphia Beekeepers Guild Hosts 3rd Annual Honey Festival

If you are looking for something out of the ordinary to do this weekend, this might be it: The Philadelphia Beekeepers Guild is hosting the 3rd Annual Honey Festival.



Teaching Kids To Understand The World Through Science

GeoKids LINKS, now celebrating its 20th year, was developed in Philadelphia, with teaching units in grades 1-5, offering a ninety minute weekly lesson in four North Philadelphia schools


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A Guide To Amateur Plant Breeding

Science on Tap is a monthly meet-up with a short presentation by an expert followed by lively conversation. Coming up on Monday, the discussion will be ‘A Guide to Amateur Plant Breeding.’


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Top Libraries In Philadelphia

It should come as no surprise that almost all the libraries of Philadelphia have stories that are as historically rich as the materials within the buildings.


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Philadelphia Honey Festival

Learn about all the benefits of bees this weekend at the Philadelphia Honey Festival.


The Philadelphia Honey Festival: 'Bee' There

by KYW’s Phran Novelli Never heard of Lorenzo l. Langstroth? Well if you like honey, you have him to thank, because this Philadelphian invented modern hives that help us collect this sweet treat from the […]