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Signature Exhibits Photo Gallery

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  • Newly renovated Gorilla diorama
    The artistic and scientific detail in the Gorilla diorama is revealed in all its glory following a major renovation.
    Credit: John Hutelmyer/ANS
  • renovated takin diorama
    The newly renovated Takin diorama is one of two of the oldest Academy dioramas to see new life after a major cleaning and detailed analysis.
    Credit: John Hutelmyer/ANS
  • Dall's Sheep Diorama. Photo by Mike Servedio
    Dall Sheep – The Academy’s historic dioramas were created between the 1930s and 1950s, including this one of Dall’s Sheep.
    By Mike Servedio/ANS
  • lion diorama. Photo by Mike Servedio/ANS
    African Hall features real wildlife set in recreated habitats like this lion diorama.
    By Mike Servedio/ANS
  • aoudad diorama. Photo by Mike Servedio/ANS
    Aoudad, which are native to North Africa, are spellbinding up close.
    By Mike Servedio/ANS
  • Dall's Sheep and kids. Photo by Jeff Fusco
    The Dall’s Sheep diorama is so realistic you feel like you’re in the scene.
    By Jeff Fusco

Outside In

  • tortoise and kids. Photo by Jeff Fusco
    A live tortoise leads children on a live adventure in Outside In.
    Photo by Jeff Fusco
  • snake, girl and educator. Photo by Jeff Fusco
    Outside In features the thrill of touching a live snake for the first time ever.
    Photo by Jeff Fusco
  • kids in eagles nest. By Jeff Fusco
    Kids climb into an eagle’s nest and dress up like the majestic bird in the diorama behind them.
    Photo by Jeff Fusco
  • Tarzan and Jane. Photo by Conrad Erb
    Playing Tarzan and Jane with real animal skins in Outside In.
    Photo by Conrad Erb
  • turtle and girl. Photo by Mike Servedio/ANS
    The animals in Outside In serve as animal ambassadors.

Dinosaur Hall

  • entrance to the famous Dinosaur Hall
    Entrance to the famous Dinosaur Hall, with T. rex as the centerpiece.
    Credit: Mike Servedio/ANS
  • T. rex dominates in Dinosaur Hall
    Tyrannosaurus rex and dozens of other dinosaur and marine fossils in Dinosaur Hall are one reason why people call the Academy “the dinosaur museum.”
    Credit: Mike Servedio/ANS
  • kids and climbable dino skulls. @Jeff Fusco/Visit Philly
    Touchable and climbable dinosaur skulls in Dinosaur Hall.
    Photo by Jeff Fusco/Visit Philly
  • kids dig for dinos. Photo by Jeff Fusco
    In The Big Dig in Dinosaur Hall visitors use tools and dig for dino fossils.
    Photo by Jeff Fusco

  • Xiphactinus audax, a fish that lived 90-60 million years ago.

  • Chasmosaurus belli (left) and Corythosaurus casuarius (right) in Dinosaur Hall.
    Credit: Katie O. Clark/ANSP
  • 2 girls in Dinosaur Hall
    Going nose-to-nose with a famous Academy dinosaur.