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Museum Pass

Plan Your Visit with a Museum Pass

Thank you for your interest in visiting the Academy of Natural Sciences of Drexel University with a museum pass! Starting with the information on this webpage will help ensure your visit is fun and easy.


The Academy of Natural Sciences of Drexel University
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The Academy of Natural Sciences of Drexel University

1900 Benjamin Franklin Parkway
Philadelphia, PA 19103
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Wednesdays, 10 a.m.5 p.m.
Thursdays, 10 a.m.–5 p.m.
Fridays, 10 a.m.–5 p.m.
Saturdays, 10 a.m.–5 p.m.
Sundays, 10 a.m.–5 p.m.
Members-only Hour Daily: 9–10 a.m.

*The museum will be closed Mondays and Tuesdays until further notice. Please note, as we continue to follow city and state guidelines, all dates and times are subject to change.


For the health and safety of our visitors, we are requiring timed tickets. This allows us to reduce museum capacity and encourages social distancing of 6 feet, while providing a fun and relaxing experience for everyone. 

We highly recommend museum pass holders reserve your timed tickets online for a low-touch entry and to ensure you do not have to wait for entry when you arrive. Your library will provide a code to use online when you reserve the museum pass. Your timed tickets will be emailed to you and you will present them, along with the museum pass, to our admissions staff upon entry. You may present your tickets on your phone or on paper if you have printed the reservation at your library or home.

If you choose to visit the museum without reserving a time, you may have to wait until a slot is available to enter the museum.

Your reservation will grant you full access to the museum. This includes Dinosaur Hall, the dioramas, and the special exhibits. Special exhibit Permian Monsters, which will be open through January 17, 2022, and Gideon Mendel: Drowning World, open through October 17, 2021. To maintain visitor safety, the Academy Shop and Café and some of our regular high-touch exhibits are closed at this time; this includes Outside In, Butterflies!, and The Big Dig.

Museum Pass Benefits

When you visit the Academy with your museum pass, you can expect to receive the following benefits:

  • Free general admission to the Academy for the number of people specified on the pass
  • Free admission to onsite Academy festivals and select special events
  • 10% discount in the Academy Shop and Academy Café (the Academy Shop and Café are closed until further notice)

Museum Pass Restrictions

A museum pass cannot be used to receive any of the following general member benefits:

  • Entry to members-only events or members-only museum hours
  • Member discounts on special exhibit fees
  • Discounted guest passes for friends and family 
  • A free Kids Club membership for our younger members, ages 3-12 
  • Member discounts on adult programming
  • Member discounts on kids’ programming, including Museum Overnights, Academy Explorers Camp, and birthday parties
  • Member parking discounts

What to Expect for your Health and Safety

The health and safety of our visitors, staff and volunteers is of the utmost importance to us. We have carefully developed new health and safety protocols, following guidelines provided by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and state and local agencies. We are committed to these precautions and protocols for as long as necessary:

  • Face-coverings are required for staff and all visitors ages 3 and over.
  • Timed ticketing is in place to allow for a 25% building capacity to help visitors practice social distancing.
  • Advance online reservations are highly recommended to facilitate contactless transactions.
  • An increased frequency of building-wide cleaning with hospital-grade cleaning solutions, including regular cleaning of high-touch surfaces like elevator buttons, doorknobs, railings and restroom fixtures.
  • Hand sanitizer stations are available throughout the building.
  • Plexiglass partitions have been installed at the admissions desks and other areas of the building.
  • Comprehensive health and safety protocols and training are in place for Academy staff.

Exhibits to Explore

  • Permian Monsters through January 17, 2022
  • Gideon Mendel: Drowning World through October 17, 2021
  • Closed until further noticeButterflies! Outside In, The Big Dig, the Academy Shop and the Academy Café (including seating in the café)

The Academy will continue to follow guidance from the state and city, plans and opening dates are subject to change.

Please see our Frequently Asked Questions for details before you visit.

Parking and Transit

  • Logan Square Parking Garage located at 1815 Cherry Street offers discounted parking for Academy visitors. Validate your ticket at the front desk. Find additional details on our Directions & Parking.
  • Using public transportation? Three SEPTA bus routes running within a block of the museum. Southbound Routes 32 and 33 use 19th Street. Northbound Route 32 uses 18th Street, while Northbound Route 33 uses 20th Street.

Contact Us

If you have a question that is not addressed on this page, please contact the Membership Office at 215-299-1022 or at


scientist and girl check out insect specimens

Museum Activities

Meet live animals, see fossils being prepared and enjoy a butterfly talk.

Check out our Museum Activities 

Museum Floor Plan