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Volunteering at the Academy

An Academy staff presents a live animal to guests. 

Volunteers have been integral to the success of the Academy for 200 years. Nearly 400 volunteers, from ages 14 to 80+, contribute their time each year toward our mission. Dedicated volunteers assist visitors throughout the museum's exhibit spaces and provide critical support behind the scenes in research departments and offices.

The Academy is not currently accepting new volunteers at this time. Please check back soon for further updates. 

To learn more about becoming a volunteer at the Academy, please contact us at 215-299-1029 or

Volunteer Awards

We offer three awards for excellence in volunteering.

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Volunteer Benefits

The biggest benefit for volunteers at the Academy of Natural Sciences is the opportunity to learn and share that learning with others.

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