Math + Science = Success


Math and Science in and around Philadelphia

There’s lot of math and science in the area — get out there and explore!!

  • Bartram Gardens 18th century home of naturalist and botanist John Bartram, is America’s oldest living botanical garden. Here you can see a wildflower meadow, majestic trees, river trail, wetland, stone house and farm buildings overlooking the Schuylkill River, and, of course, the historic botanic garden of American native plants.
  • Chemical Heritage Foundation CHF maintains major collections of instruments, fine art, photographs, papers, and books. It hosts conferences and lectures, support research, offer fellowships, and produce educational materials. Its museum topics range from alchemy, synthetics, and the chemical-instrument revolution to chemistry education, electrochemistry, chemistry sets, and the science of color.

  • John Heinz Wildlife Refuge at Tinicum , located partially in Philadelphia, is a resting and feeding area for more than 300 species of birds, 80 of which nest there.  Fox, deer, muskrat, turtles, fish, frogs and a wide variety of wildflowers and plants call the refuge “home”.  The Cusano Environmental Education Center , built using principles of sustainable design, hosts exhibits and programs for students.
  • Morris Arboretum Thousands of rare and lovely woody plants, including some of Philadelphia’s oldest, rarest, and largest trees, are set in a romantic, 92-acre, Victorian landscape garden of winding paths, streams, flowers and special garden areas.  Located in the Chestnut Hill section of the city.
  • Philadelphia Zoo The Zoo is home to more than 1,300 animals, many of them rare and endangered.  Its state-of-the-art animal exhibits and health-care facilities, award-winning education and conservation programs, scientific accomplishments and historically significant venue make the Philadelphia Zoo one of the world’s most renowned zoological societies and gardens.
  • Wagner Free Institute The Institute provides science courses for adults and children.  The museum houses an extraordinary collection of natural history specimens including mounted birds and mammals, fossils, rocks and minerals, insects, shells, dinosaur bones.  It has a library of scientific works covering the natural and physical sciences, education, medicine, archaeology and anthropology, the pseudo-sciences, instrument building, and engineering.
  • Wistar Institute – The Wistar Institute is dedicated to expanding the boundaries of our knowledge of biology and medicine. Founded in 1892 as the first institution of its kind devoted to medical research and training in the nation, the Institute has evolved from its beginnings as an anatomical teaching museum to its present-day status as an international leader in basic biomedical research.