Visit the Academy

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!


scientist and girl check out insect specimens

Museum Activities

Meet live animals, see science in action, or watch us turn the page on Audubon's birds.

Check out our Museum Activities

skeletal mount of Tyrannosaurus in Dinosaur Hall

Signature Exhibits

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

 

Upcoming Events

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  • Backyard Adventures Opening Weekend

    Saturday Jun 10 10:00 AM-5:00 PM

    Celebrate all things ecology with a whole weekend of family fun as we open our brand-new exhibit, Backyard Adventures!
  • Backyard Adventures Opening Weekend

    Sunday Jun 11 10:00 AM-5:00 PM

    Celebrate all things ecology with a whole weekend of family fun as we open our brand-new exhibit, Backyard Adventures!
  • Free Admission for Dads on Father’s Day Weekend

    Saturday Jun 17 10:00 AM-5:00 PM

    Looking for the perfect gift for Dad? The Academy of Natural Sciences of Drexel University is offering a special Father’s Day promotion, where dads get in free with one paying child on Saturday and Sunday, June 17–18. Spend a fun-filled day with Dad and see a towering T. rex, catch live animal presentations, and stroll through a tropical butterfly garden. Visit ansp.org for more info about activities and admission discounts for the rest of the family.
  • Free Admission for Dads on Father’s Day Weekend

    Sunday Jun 18 10:00 AM-5:00 PM

    Looking for the perfect gift for Dad? The Academy of Natural Sciences of Drexel University is offering a special Father’s Day promotion, where dads get in free with one paying child on Saturday and Sunday, June 17–18. Spend a fun-filled day with Dad and see a towering T. rex, catch live animal presentations, and stroll through a tropical butterfly garden. Visit ansp.org for more info about activities and admission discounts for the rest of the family.
  • Tiny Tots: Superhero Science

    Monday Jul 10 11:00 AM-12:00 PM

    Calling all kids 3–5 years old! Along with your favorite adult, join us in exploring nature through songs, games, hands-on fun, and museum adventures. An appropriate snack is provided.
  • Tiny Tots: Digging Dinosaurs

    Wednesday Jul 12 11:00 AM-12:00 PM

    Calling all kids 3–5 years old! Along with your favorite adult, join us in exploring nature through songs, games, hands-on fun, and museum adventures. An appropriate snack is provided.
  • Tiny Tots: Mushy Gushy Science

    Monday Jul 17 11:00 AM-12:00 PM

    Calling all kids 3–5 years old! Along with your favorite adult, join us in exploring nature through songs, games, hands-on fun, and museum adventures. An appropriate snack is provided.
  • Tiny Tots: Dinosaur Discovery

    Wednesday Jul 19 11:00 AM-12:00 PM

    Calling all kids 3–5 years old! Along with your favorite adult, join us in exploring nature through songs, games, hands-on fun, and museum adventures. An appropriate snack is provided.
  • Tiny Tots: Animal Atlas

    Monday Jul 24 11:00 AM-12:00 PM

    Calling all kids 3–5 years old! Along with your favorite adult, join us in exploring nature through songs, games, hands-on fun, and museum adventures. An appropriate snack is provided.
  • Tiny Tots: Incredible Insects

    Wednesday Jul 26 11:00 AM-12:00 PM

    Calling all kids 3–5 years old! Along with your favorite adult, join us in exploring nature through songs, games, hands-on fun, and museum adventures. An appropriate snack is provided.
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