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Wagner Free Institute of Science

17th St and Montgomery Ave, Philadelphia, PA 19103
+1 215-763-6529
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Great small Museum!

We visited the museum with our 16 year old son. When we entered the second floor exibit hall he... read more

Reviewed 24 June 2017
Donna C
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Burlington, New Jersey
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Unlike anything I've ever seen

This is a perfectly preserved snapshot into the realm of science in the 1800s. Fossils, minerals... read more

Reviewed 9 March 2017
Cris W
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24 Jun 2017
“Great small Museum!”
9 Mar 2017
“Unlike anything I've ever seen”
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17th St and Montgomery Ave, Philadelphia, PA 19103
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+1 215-763-6529
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Reviewed 24 June 2017 via mobile

We visited the museum with our 16 year old son. When we entered the second floor exibit hall he gasped and said this is really cool! It it virtually unchanged since the late 1800's and is really something to see. It is free but a...More

Thank Donna C
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Reviewed 9 March 2017 via mobile

This is a perfectly preserved snapshot into the realm of science in the 1800s. Fossils, minerals, taxidermy, and more! A perfect museum for the science lover, and has such an authentic feel. It is FREE but donations are accepted. Easy access to metro, I spent...More

Thank Cris W
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Reviewed 9 April 2016

The museum's structure itself is as much a part of the appeal as the exhibits. The museum is a 19th century exhibit hall. The exhibits include a remarkable collection of natural history specimens including mounted birds and mammals, fossils, rocks and minerals, insects, shells, dinosaur...More

Thank Adam C
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Reviewed 19 April 2015

I attended a Saturday event on North Philly in the 1950s-70s. Lots of great archival film, and a panel of scholars. Fascinating -- lots of context, new information, and interesting analyses. If you like museums with rooms full of rows of glass cases, dark woodwork,...More

2  Thank Jim T
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Reviewed 20 January 2011

Unlike anything else I've seen, this over 100 year old exhibit. It's been a few years since I visited as an Art student, drawing some of the specimens. VERY UNIQUE! Not in the best area and a little out of the way, but I would...More

13  Thank calleycat1
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