Behind the Scenes Tours
Available Monday through Friday dependent on scientists’ schedules.
With more than 18 million specimens in our collection, there is a world of surprises to explore at the Academy. Take an in-depth behind-the-scenes tour of the Academy’s rarely seen scientific collections, environmental research laboratories, or treasures of our Library and Archives with a member of our staff. Tours are perfect for groups with a special interest in any one of our collections.
Behind-the-scenes tours are for groups of 10–15 people, at a rate of $32.95 each for adults and $30.95 each for high school or college students. Children must be over age 10. You can take an additional tour on the same day for an additional $10 per person. All above pricing includes general admission to the museum.
For reservations please contact 215-299-1060 or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org. Group Sales Office hours are Monday–Friday, 9 a.m–5 pm.
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