If you're looking for an educational afternoon activity close to Summer Chase Apartments, head on over to The Wagner Free Institute. Just outside of the museum district, The Wagner Free Institute of Science, as the name implies, offers a free yet still comprehensive exploration of science. Researchers within the Institute have brought in numerous specimens to create vivid, 3-D exhibits. Adults and kids will delight in observing collections of minerals, fossils, shells, and mounted birds and mammals. Highlights of the Institute also include assembled dinosaur skeletons and the first American saber-tooth tiger. Adults and kids can also both receive more in-depth instruction through free, hands-on classes for students and introductory college level courses for adults of any level. Other events through the Institute also include a weekly lecture series, group discussions, and family-friendly festivals. If you’re planning a visit, the Institute is open Tuesdays through Fridays from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

The Wagner Free Institute
1700 W. Montgomery Avenue
Philadelphia, PA 19121
(215) 763-6529