FEBRUARY SATURDAY OPEN HOUSE: Blossoming Botany, The Study of Plants

Saturday, February 5, 2022 - 12:00pm - 4:00pm
Wagner Free Institute of Science 1700 W Montgomery Ave
Philadelphia,, PA 19121
United States

The theme for our February Open House is all about botany! A lesson on botanical illustration (appropriate for all ages) will be offered in our historic lecture hall, and our Exhibition Hall will highlight historical botanists such as Dr. Marie Taylor, and have special plant-themed activities for our younger visitors! Weather permitting, the teaching garden will be open for a Bark & Buds tree ID activity. Plus, pick up a free book from Tree House Books' traveling Bookmobile.

In addition to the activities, explore the Wagner's collections and its National Landmark building. The Exhibit Hall will be open for self-guided exploration of the natural history collection throughout the day. Go through at your own pace or follow the path of one of our themed scavenger hunts. You can also pick up pencils and paper to draw from the many specimens on display.

You can also snag a copy of one our books about plants or a vintage botanical print in our gift shop!


• Walk-in visitors are welcome. Advance ticket reservations are appreciated and will speed up your entry to the museum

• For the safety of all our guests, our staff will be masked and we require that all visitors over age 2 are as well

• There is no coat check or place to stow personal items – please travel light

• To protect the specimens and our historic interiors, photography is not allowed in the museum and food and drink are not permitted in the building.

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