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Event Rentals

Academy Rentals, Science Meets Celebration.

Host your next event at the Academy of Natural Sciences of Drexel University!

Treat your guests to a spectacular event they won’t forget. Enjoy a memorable evening paired with amazing food, superior service and a setting unlike any other in Philadelphia. Our historic museum accommodates groups ranging from 30 to 3,000 people inside our unique galleries. As a venue that prioritizes sustainability, we will help you plan your next celebration with a unique attention to the preservation of our environment.

We host weddings, corporate events, mitzvahs, proms, lectures and so much more.

Need more space? Ask us about the full museum or multiple gallery access. Need something extra special? Inquire about live animal encounters, bringing real scientists to your event and educational activities for your guests. With the natural world inside our walls, the Academy offers the perfect space for your next event!

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Interested in a birthday party?

With a T. rex that has celebrated millions of birthdays, the Academy really knows how to throw a party! Book your party today!

Call 215-299-1060 or email

We partner with 12th Street Catering to create events that are as environmentally friendly as they are unforgettable.

12th Street is a premier, eco-friendly green caterer in Philadelphia. They make “going green” a part of their everyday philosophy by:

  • Sourcing veggies, herbs and wildflowers from our very own rooftop garden.
  • Composting all leftover ingredients in our facility in Philadelphia.
  • Upholding company-wide recycling policies, including an on-site compactor for recycling cardboard and plastic.
  • Utilizing biodegradable plates and utensils made from fallen palm leaves and corn starch.
  • Serving as a proud member and supporter of the Sustainable Business Network of Greater Philadelphia.

Dinosaur Hall

The Darwin Room, with several brown chairs surrounding a table with a tv on a wall.

Darwin Room

A group of visitors in the auditorium during a presentation.


North America Hall

A group of nicely dresses visitors sitting at a table in Africa and Asia Hall.

African Hall

A woman getting walked down the isle during her wedding in Dinosaur Hall.

Weddings at the Academy

A group of young adults partying on a dance floor.

Mitzvahs at the Academy