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Wagner Free Institute of Science

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Address: 17th St and Montgomery Ave, Philadelphia, PA 19103
Phone Number: +1 215 763 6529
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Natural History in a 19th Century Victorian Hall

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 9, 2016
Adam C
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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 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 bones, and the first American saber-toothed tiger (discovered on a museum-sponsored expedition to Florida in... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 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, and narrow hallways, this is the place for you. I say all that positively, as... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 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 definitely recommend seeing at least once.

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