Field Trips to the Academy

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Our Field Trips offer you a range of educational and entertaining experiences whether you're bringing a class, summer camp, or other group. Take advantage of the reduced admission fees and, once inside, sample our self-guided exhibits and programs.

The Academy of Natural Sciences is an approved entity for the School District of Philadelphia. The paperwork is on file with the School District of Philadelphia Risk Management Office.

school girls eager to answer a question during a Discovery Lesson

Discovery Lessons

Participate in an in-depth investigation of the natural sciences through these interactive classroom experiences. Your students will develop important skills, from making observations, to designing experiments and interpreting data.

Check out our Discovery Lessons

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Hands-on Programming

Take a hands-on approach to exploring the natural world. These informal programs offer just the right combination of guided instruction and discovery-based learning.

Check out our Hands-on Programming

Diorama with a polar bear and a seal is has just caught.

Self-guided Visits

Take your students on an exciting exploration of the natural world. Our exhibits, naturalist presentations and videos are sure to make your field trip to the Academy the highlight of the school year.

Check out our Self-guided Visits