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Academy Offers Pay-What-You-Wish Admission for Founders Day

PHILADELPHIA, February 28, 2017

The Academy of Natural Sciences of Drexel University is offering pay-what-you-wish admission on Monday, March 20, to celebrate the founding of the nation’s oldest natural history museum.


The Academy was officially established on March 21, 1812 by seven amateur naturalists for “the encouragement and cultivation of the sciences and the advancement of useful learning.” Today the Academy is a leading natural history museum dedicated to advancing research, education, and public engagement in biodiversity and environmental science.


On March 20 (yes, not the 21st) visitors can decide what admission they would like to pay, then explore their favorite exhibits. The Academy is the place to discover towering dinosaurs, experience a working fossil preparation lab, stroll among live butterflies, see live animal shows, participate in hands-on activities, see special exhibits, and much more.


The special exhibit on view is Frogs: A Chorus of Colors, featuring an amazing 15 species of live colorful frogs from around the world. The Academy is offering a Super Saver ticket for $8 at the door that covers the fees to enter the Frogs and Butterflies! exhibits.

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