OWTK PHILLY LOCAL: Skeletons! A Spooky Creature Feature Family Open HouseOWTK PHILLY LOCAL — By Jeff on October 5, 2012 at 10:09 am
There’s a free Halloween-themed program for families coming up at the Wagner Free Institute of Science! Every year the Wagner has a Halloween “Spooky Creature Feature” with a different theme. This year it is Skeletons and the program will happen 12pm to 4pm on Saturday 10/20/12. More specifics below.
What: Skeletons! A Spooky Creature Feature, a Saturday Family Open House
When: Saturday, October 20, 2012 from 12PM to 4PM, Presentation with live animals from the Elmwood Park Zoo at 1PMWhere: Wagner Free Institute of Science, 1700 West Montgomery Ave., Philadelphia, PA 19121Who: Open to the public, admission is free – suggested donation of $8-$10 for adults and $5 for children
*This program will be American Sign Language interpreted.
Description: This is the annual Spooky Creature Feature, one of the Saturday Family Open Houses at the Wagner Free Institute of Science. Come in costume!
Why do we see so many skeletons at Halloween time? Are skeletons actually creepy? We all have one, and it’s a good thing too! Without a skeleton you wouldn’t be able to stand, sit, move, or do much of anything. All animals need some way of supporting their bodies and protecting their insides, but there are different ways of doing this. Did you know that most of the animals in the world do not have and internal skeleton? Meet a variety of live animals from the Elmwood Park Zoo and learn about their skeletons!
In addition to viewing the live animal presentation, children and adults are invited to explore the museum gallery, which includes and extensive collection of skeletons. Wagner educators will lead scavenger hunts, skeleton-themed Halloween crafts, and hands-on activities for children throughout the afternoon. Visitors are encouraged to come in costume.
12 – 4 PM
Institute is open to the public.
Explore the museum collections in the exhibition hall.
Hands-on activities for children ages 6-12.
1 – 2 PM
Children’s program in the Victorian lecture hall featuring visitors from the Elmwood Park Zoo
Wagner Free Institute of Science
1700 West Montgomery Ave.
Philadelphia, PA 19121
*Photo of kids at the Wagner Halloween Event in 2011, courtesy of the Wagner Free Institute of Science.