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Wildlife Photographer of the Year

September 5, 2020 – February 15, 2021

© Ralf Schneider/Wildlife Photographer of the Year

Due to the current COVID-19 guidelines released by the City of Philadelphia, the Academy of Natural Sciences is currently closed to the public. We miss you, and we look forward to seeing you again in the museum in 2021. In the meantime, we encourage you to join us virtually for events and programs with our scientists, educators and experts. 

© Ralf Schneider/Wildlife Photographer of the Year

Wildlife Photographer of the Year harnesses the power of photography to promote the discovery, understanding and responsible enjoyment of the natural world. Organized and produced by the Natural History Museum in London, it is one of the longest running and most prestigious photography competitions in the world. The exhibit of 100 winning images features the world’s best nature photography and wildlife photojournalism. These stunning photographs tell thought-provoking stories about our planet that prompt us to think differently about the natural world and the future we want to create.

We highly recommend purchasing all tickets online for a low-touch entry. We will have timed tickets upon reopening. In order for us to maintain a 25% building occupancy at all times, we will be selling tickets based on visitor time slots. Guests will need to purchase a ticket for the reserved time. Click here for frequently asked questions related to ticketing and safety protocols.

All exhibits are included with the purchase of a general admission ticket.


Academy members, click here to reserve your tickets.