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Co-ops, Groups, Programs, & Classes: Highlight on Philadelphia Honey Festival

 Philadelphia Honey Festival

The Wagner Free Institute of Science is proud to be a part of the second annual Philadelphia Honey Festival.  The festival aims to raise awareness about the importance of bees to our environment, the impact of local honey on our economy, and to promote urban beekeeping and gardening.  This program is geared towards homeschoolers and highlights the importance of pollinators, like the honey bee, in our lives.   Activities will include a scavenger hunt in the Wagner’s historic exhibition hall, demonstrations of honey extraction from a working beehive and beeswax candle making.

When:  Friday, September 9th from 10am to 12pm

Where: Wagner Free Science Institute 1700 West Montgomery Ave, (Near Temple University) Philadelphia, PA 19121

For Whom: Homeschoolers, Ages 6 – 12

Cost:  Free!

Reservations are encouraged.  Please call 215-763-6529 x17 or email

There will also be programs for adults in the afternoon.

The Philadelphia Honey Festival will continue on Sept. 10 at Bartram’s Gardens and Wyck Historic House & Gardens.

The next homeschool program at the Wagner will be “Rocks and Minerals” on Friday, October 14, 2011.  Programs will also be held on January 13, February 10, March 16, and April 13, 2012.

Please check the Wagner website for more information and updates or call 215-763-6529 x17 with any questions.  You may ask to speak with Abby Sullivan, the program Coordinator.

Wagner Science Website:

Web page on Honey Festival:

Web page on Homeschool class for Sept 9th:

Posted by Gwen Fredette on Sept 2, 2011


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