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New Exhibit Reveals the Secrets of What’s in Your Backyard

PHILADELPHIA, March 8, 2017

A new exhibition opening this summer at the Academy of Natural Sciences of Drexel University lets visitors step into a garden of wonders to experience the fascinating science that’s literally in our own backyard.

Backyard Adventures, opening Friday, June 9, is filled with interactive play stations where families can explore the great outdoors in the safety and comfort of the museum.

Visitors will discover the outdoors from the perspective of a bee, take a walk through a digital garden to see plants growing in super time, and see what mechanisms plants use for dispersing their seeds.  Engaging in fun activities like mini-golf, children will solve simple physics challenges and uncover the amazing interactions that go on all the time between insects and plants.

“Backyard Adventures is the perfect summer family experience. The kids are out of school and hankering to play,” said Academy Senior Exhibits Director Jennifer Sontchi. “Here we’ll engage them with science and technology that will encourage everyone to continue discovering the wonders of their own backyard even after they leave the exhibit.”

Backyard Adventures will be on view through Sunday, Sept. 10. For more information and to purchase tickets online at a discount, visit

Backyard Adventures is designed and produced by Scitech of Perth, Australia and produced by Imagine Exhibitions.



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