WOWgner is More Like It!

WOWgner is More Like It!

Exploring Philadelphia Museums
The Wagner is like no other museum I have visited in Philadelphia so far. Founded by William Wagner in the 1850s, the 150-year-old building in Northern Philadelphia is home to the Wagner Free Institute of Science. William Wagner sought to create an institution that would provide free and accessible education for Philadelphia’s working-class adults. The current Wagner Free Institute of Science still looks almost exactly as I did when William Wagner died in 1885 and still creates programming for accessible education. The institution has been described as a “museum of a museum” and walking through the door can feel like stepping back in history. In fact, the museum has received National Historic Landmark status and works to preserve the building and collection to their late nineteenth century status. [caption id="attachment_178"…
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The Museum that is DINO-mite!

The Museum that is DINO-mite!

Exploring Philadelphia Museums
*boom* A cup full of water jumps a little. *Boom* The water ripples significantly. *BOOM* Water almost jumps out of the cup.   *RRAAAAAAAUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUHHHH* As the T-Rex appears the children in the jeep make wide eyes and others try to not to attract any attention with their movements. We are all familiar with this iconic moment from Jurassic Park introducing one of mother nature’s most feared predators: Tyrannosaurus rex. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1koa2xAxCAw [caption id="attachment_143" align="alignright" width="225"] Tyrannosaurus rex stares down visitors entering Dinosaur Hall[/caption] Standing tall at almost twelve feet, the Tyrannosaurus rex greets visitors to The Academy of Natural Sciences of Drexel University’s Dinosaur Hall. While perhaps not as scary as we all remember the T. rex scene in Jurassic Park being as children, walking towards this beast is still intimidating.…
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