Behind the Scenes Tours
Available Monday through Friday
Take the ultimate insider's tour! Explore the Academy's rarely seen collections and environmental research laboratories with a member of our scientific staff. Depending on what collection you see, you could view specimens that once belonged to Thomas Jefferson or see live examples of the notorious snakehead fish.
Explore the behind-the-scenes worlds of:
- Ornithology (birds)
- Entomology (insects)
- Botany (plants)
- Ichthyology (fishes)
- Malacology (shells)
- Paleontology (fossils)
- Herpetology (reptiles and amphibians)
- Biological monitoring
- Water quality testing
- Ecology of freshwater algae
- Watershed mapping
- $30 per person, up to 15 participants.
- Academy members receive a 10 percent discount on group tours. Simply provide your membership number when you make your reservation.
Scheduling Your Tour
To schedule a behind-the-scenes tour, please contact the Group Sales Office at 215-299-1060 or e-mail us at firstname.lastname@example.org. Group Sales Office hours are Monday-Friday, 9–5 pm.