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Corporate Partner Program

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The Academy of Natural Sciences is the oldest natural history institution in the Western Hemisphere. Today the Academy is recognized internationally for its excellence in research, exhibitions, and educational programs. We are proud to partner with local and national corporations in support of our mission to advance research, education and public engagement in biodiversity and environmental science. 

All corporate partners receive the following benefits:

  • Free museum admission passes for employees or clients.
  • Subscription to Academy Frontiers, our member magazine.
  • Invitations to exhibit openings and special receptions.
  • Acknowledgement in our Annual Report, Academy Frontiers, in the museum, and on our website.

Corporate Partnerships with the Academy of Natural Sciences are available in the following areas:

Corporate Membership

The Academy’s Corporate Partners make all our initiatives possible. We have levels to suit any size company, and great benefits to match. Download our benefit menu to compare our corporate membership levels.

Exhibit and Event Sponsorships

Sponsorships for exhibits and festivals offer the chance to reach audiences through marketing campaigns and unique festival events. The Academy hosts several traveling exhibits each year, as well as seasonal family festivals including Paleopalooza and Bug Fest.

Over a three-month span, traveling exhibits typically receive 50,000 visitors, while festivals attract approximately 2,000 visitors over the course of a single weekend. Sponsorships make these high-quality museum events possible, and offer excellent marketing exposure for companies.

Education Sponsorships

We reach more than 75,000 schoolchildren each year through museum visits and outreach programs. Education sponsors support subsidized admission and teacher workshops, as well the Academy’s ongoing education initiatives, including Women In Natural Sciences (WINS) and A Head Start on Science.

The Academy is an approved innovative educational institution through Pennsylvania’s Education Improvement Tax Credit Program (EITC). Corporations may receive tax credits of 75-90 percent of their contribution by supporting the Academy’s innovative educational programs.  

To explore the many partnership opportunities through the Academy’s Corporate Partner Program, or for more information, please contact:

Caitlin O’Brien 
Deputy Director of Development

The official registration and financial information of the Academy of Natural Sciences may be obtained from the Pennsylvania Department of State by calling toll-free, within Pennsylvania, 1-800-732-0999. Registration does not imply endorsement.