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The Wagner Institute is a science and natural history museum housed in a Victorian setting. The nineteenth century exhibit hall displays a great collection of specimens including mounted birds and mammals, insects, shells, dinosaur bones, and the first American saber-toothed tiger, discovered on a museum-sponsored expedition to Florida in 1886. You can see William Wagner's personal mineral and fossil collection, as well as his handwritten notes.



About Wagner Free Institute of Science

 1700 West Montgomery Avenue, Philadelphia, PA, United States

 +1 215-763-6529


Wagner Free Institute of Science and Nearby Attractions on Map

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The Franklin Institute Science Museum

The Franklin Institute Science Museum(2.6 km)
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