June 1-September 29
Glow: Living Lights takes visitors on a journey through land and sea in pursuit of creatures with the incredible ability to produce their own light. More.
October 12, 2013-March 30, 2014
Roaring, moving, life-size dinosaurs invade the Academy for a multi-sensory experience for the whole family. More.
At the Academy of Natural Sciences, you can wander among towering dinosaur skeletons or discover an indoor tropical butterfly garden. Explore ecosystems from around the world through our historic dioramas or be transported to the great outdoors through our hands-on discovery center for children. Visit our Special Exhibits Gallery for our newest exhibit, or watch scientists at work in Science Live or our Fossil Prep Lab. There’s always something new happening at the Academy—plan your visit today!
Meet live animals, see science in action, or watch us turn the page on Audubon's birds.
Check out our Museum Activities
See how big you are next to Tyrannosaurus rex, walk among live butterflies, or get up close and personal with a polar bear.
Check out our Permanent Exhibits
Thursday Jun 20 5:30 PM-8:00 PM
Thursday Jun 27 6:30 PM-10:00 PM
Monday Jul 8 6:00 PM-7:30 PM
Tuesday Jul 9 6:30 PM-8:30 PM
Thursday Jul 11 5:30 PM-7:30 PM
Saturday Jul 13 11:00 AM-1:00 PM
Monday Sep 9 6:00 PM-7:30 PM
Thursday Sep 12 6:30 PM-9:00 PM
Monday Oct 14 6:00 PM-7:30 PM
Thursday Oct 24 6:30 PM-10:00 PM
10 am–4:30 pm, Monday–Friday
10 am–5:00 pm, Weekends and Holidays
Closed Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Day, and New Years Day.
Our Outside In exhibit will be closed for repairs from June 24-28. We apologize for any inconvenience.
Adults (Age 13 and above): $15
Children (Ages 3–12): $13
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With three floors of exhibit galleries and more than 18 million specimens in our collections, there really is something for everyone!
The museum welcomes groups of all kinds: clubs, college classes, corporations, school groups, scout troops, or informal groups of friends or family.
Get energized in our Academy Café.
Find wild souvenirs and gifts in our Shop.
Become a member of the Academy of Natural Sciences of Drexel University and get insider access to our scientists, collections, exhibits, and more.
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Phone: (215) 299-1000
Glow: Living Lights opens June 1
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