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Explore Dinosaur Hall and other exhibits with free general admission

Unlimited, free general admission

For an entire year, members receive free general admission to the museum, including popular exhibits like Dinosaur Hall, Outside In, and Butterflies! Join today!

The Academy Kids Club

Join the Kids Club

Academy members can sign up their children ages 12 and under for free. Kids Club members receive their own membership card, collect stamps by exploring the museum, celebrate their birthday with a surprise from Eddie the T. rex and much more. Join today!

Members' Night at the Academy of Natural Science

Behind-the-scenes access at Members’ Night

For one night only, our researchers, scientists and educators welcome members behind the scenes. Members will meet our staff, see our collections and even participate in their own experiments. Learn more.

Academy Membership

It Pays to be a Member!

Members of the Academy of Natural Sciences of Drexel University receive free year-round general admission to the museum. As a member, you’ll see some of the most surprising and spectacular wonders of the natural world. You’ll also be providing important support for the Academy’s world-renowned research in biodiversity and environmental science. Your membership dues help:

  • Ensure the conservation of the Academy’s unparalleled collections, including treasures such as John James Audubon’s birds and Thomas Jefferson’s fossil collection.
  • Bring the best in authentic science education to more than 75,000 Philadelphia students each year.
  • Sustain vital scientific research on environmental and species conservation, public education, discourse around the future of our planet and much more.
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All Academy members enjoy the following benefits:

  • Unlimited, FREE general admission to the Academy
  • Free or discounted tickets to special exhibits 
  • Exclusive member previews of Academy exhibits
  • Free admission to Academy festivals, including Paleopalooza and Bug Fest
  • Discounted guest passes for friends and family
  • Parking discounts at the Logan Square parking garage
  • A Kids Club membership for children, ages 12 and under 
  • Special access to the Academy’s scientists and collections at our annual Members’ Night
  • Special members-only discounts on Night in the Museum, Academy Camps, birthday parties and other kids’ programs
  • 10 percent discount in the Academy Shop and Academy Café
  • Free subscription to Academy Frontiers, our member magazine
  • The chance to add an extra adult to your membership  
  • To reserve tickets for your next visit, please visit the member ticket page.


Member Levels

Individual ($65)

Individual members receive all of the fantastic general member benefits listed above for one named adult. Individual members receive discounted admission to Survival of the Slowest.

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Family ($135)

Family members receive the fantastic general member benefits listed above for two named adults and up to five children (under 18) in the same household OR up to five grandchildren (under 18). Family members receive discounted admission to Survival of the Slowest.

* Family level memberships cannot be used by school groups or preschools.

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Family Plus ($165 | $138 tax-deductible)

Family Plus members receive all of the benefits of a Family membership, plus:

* Family Plus level memberships cannot be used by school groups.

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Partners' Club ($250 | $152 tax-deductible)

Partners' Club members receive all the benefits of a Family Plus membership, plus:

  • Two free guest passes to give to friends or family
  • Invitations to Toast to the Collections, author talks, and other behind-the-scenes events
  • Membership benefits for up to three named adults
  • 15% discount at the Academy Shop
  • Recognition in the Annual Report
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Founders' Club ($500 | $341 tax-deductible)

Founders' Club members receive all the benefits of Partners' Club membership, plus:

    • Three additional free guest passes to give to friends or family (five total)
  • Invitations to behind-the-scenes tours, author talks and special receptions
  • Special invitation to our annual Back from the Field reception
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Leadership Circles

Members of our Leadership Circles provide critical support to the Academy's programs of scientific research and education, and receive special benefits in return.

Please see Leadership Circles of Giving for more information.

Drexel Employees

Drexel University Faculty and Staff receive 10% off membership dues and have the option to pay for an Academy membership through payroll deduction!

Viewing Audubons Birds of America

Museum Pass Membership ($299 per member card)

The Academy offers a special transferable membership for libraries, schools, and other qualifying organizations. To enroll in this program, or to learn more about the special benefits and pricing, please contact the Academy Membership Office directly at 215-299-1022 or


Contact Membership

To learn more about becoming a member of the Academy, please call us at 215-299-1022 or email 

Already a member? Go to the Members’ Guide for more information on your membership.


Academy Frontiers Magazine

Academy Frontiers

Members receive an inside look at the Academy with a free subscription to Academy Frontiers. 

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Museum Passport Program

Members have free access to more than 300 science and technology centers in America through the Association of Science - Technology Centers' (ASTC) Passport Program.

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