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Wagner’s November First Saturday Open House: The Chemistry Of Clean

November 4 @ 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm

November’s Open House is all about soap!

What does pH balanced mean? Why are there shells in my soap? Join Dr. Thomas Twardowski, Thomas Jefferson University, as he shares with all the suds and surfactants of soap. Consider how designs in nature act to clean organisms and how humans mastered the chemistry of botanical materials to use shells, oils and wood ash to make soap. Everyone will get to make and take their own soap as long as supplies last!

As always, The Exhibit Hall will be open for self-guided exploration of the natural history collection throughout the day. Explore their 100,000 natural history specimens, including ancient fossils, glowing minerals and animals from around the globe. Wander at your own pace or follow the path of one of their themed scavenger hunts. You can also pick up pencils and paper to draw from the specimens on display.


Wagner Free Institute
1700 West Montgomery Avenue
Philadelphia, 19121 United States
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