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Lights, Camera, Wagner!

Lights, Camera, Wagner!
Sun, Apr 26

12:00 pm

Abandon your camera phone and travel back to the Victorian-era when you visit the Wagner Free Institute of Science for a day filled with yesteryear’s technology. Learn about historic “selfies” by cutting silhouette portraits and utilize the illumination of the sun to create a solar photogram. Then, tie it all to today’s technology with mechanical art projects led by local engineer and artist Adolphe Alexander and a light microscopy demonstration by Dr. Karen Snetselaar of the Biology Department at Saint Joseph’s University!
  • Tickets

    No reservation required

    Price: Free

  • Location

    The Wagner Free Institute of Science

    1700 West Montgomery Avenue

    Philadelphia, PA, 19121

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  • Partners

    Wagner Free Institute of Science
    Wagner Free Institute of Science
    Wagner Free Institute of Science
    In 1855, Philadelphian William Wagner established the Wagner Free Institute of Science as one of the earliest free adult science education programs in the nation. As an educational institution and natural history museum, the Wagner maintains library and museum collections assembled to teach science to the public. These collections now contain over 100,000 specimens, including mounted animals, fossils, rocks, minerals, insects, and shells. The Wagner also offers a range of educational programs, including college-level courses, scientific lecture series and symposia, and science lessons specifically designed for elementary students. With its extensive collections and educational programs, the Wagner Free Institute of Science has carried its legacy into the 21st century, continuing to make science education accessible and interesting for people of all ages.