Wagner Free Institute of Science
Founded in 1855, the Wagner Free Institute of Science is dedicated to providing free public education in science. Its programs include adult science courses, lectures, field trips, children’s lessons—all of which are free. The Institute’s National Historic Landmark building, completed in 1865, is home to a museum with more than 100,000 natural history specimens and a lecture hall, both of which are essentially unchanged since the late-nineteenth century. The Wagner is open to visitors year-round Tuesday - Friday, 9 AM to 4 PM, with several evening and weekend programs throughout the year.