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Visit the Academy

 

Academy exterior

Plan Your Visit

Details about admission pricing, parking and how to get to the museum.

Plan Your Visit

students look at dinosaur bones

Field Trips

Plan a field trip for your class, summer camp or group.

Explore Field Trips

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Museum Activities

Meet live animals, talk with real scientists, and watch fossils being prepared.

Check out our Museum Activities

skeletal mount of Tyrannosaurus in Dinosaur Hall

Signature Exhibits

See how big you are next to Tyrannosaurus rex, walk among live butterflies, or get up close and personal with a polar bear.

Check out our Permanent Exhibits

  

 

Events

  • Junior Scientist Workshop Series: When Did Dinos Rule the World?

    Saturday, October 16, 2021

    10:00 AM-12:00 PM

    1900 Benjamin Franklin Parkway Philadelphia, PA 19103

    • Everyone

    We are fascinated by fossils, but what do they say about how times have changed? They tell a tale as old as time — deep time, that is!

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  • Academy Town Square Presents: Flooding in Philadelphia's Eastwick Community

    Saturday, October 16, 2021

    7:00 PM-8:00 PM

    This is an online event that will be hosted on zoom.

    • Everyone

    The recent passage of Hurricane Ida, and Tropical Storm Isaias before it, reminded us of the physical vulnerability of the Greater Philadelphia region to extreme precipitation.

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  • Drawn to Dinosaurs: Paleopalooza Edition

    Tuesday, October 19, 2021

    6:00 PM-7:00 PM

    This a live virtual event that will be hosted on Zoom.

    • Everyone

    Whether you are a beginning artist, experienced sketcher or just a lover of dinosaurs, you are invited to join us for a dino drawing opportunity led by renowned paleo-artist Jason C. Poole.

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  • Paleo Playdate: October 20

    Wednesday, October 20, 2021

    10:15 AM-11:00 AM

    1900 Benjamin Franklin Parkway Philadelphia, PA 19103

    • Everyone

    Calling curious kiddos! Grab your favorite plastic dinosaur, stuffed animal or toy bug and join us at the Academy for a playful preschool party.

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  • A Shaker of Science: Paleontology in the Field

    Thursday, October 21, 2021

    5:30 PM-6:30 PM

    This is a live virtual event that will be hosted on Zoom.

    • Everyone

    Ever wonder what it is like to excavate fossils in the field and how you can do this yourself one day?

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  • Paleopalooza Weekend: October 23

    Saturday, October 23, 2021

    10:00 AM-5:00 PM

    1900 Benjamin Franklin Parkway Philadelphia, PA 19103

    • Everyone

    Cap off a week of Paleopalooza events and join us at the museum to learn all about fossils and explore the Academy’s signature exhibits.

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  • Paleopalooza Weekend: October 24

    Sunday, October 24, 2021

    10:00 AM-5:00 PM

    1900 Benjamin Franklin Parkway Philadelphia, PA 19103

    • Everyone

    Cap off a week of Paleopalooza events and join us at the museum to learn all about fossils and explore the Academy’s signature exhibits.

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  • Paleo Playdate: October 27

    Wednesday, October 27, 2021

    10:15 AM-11:15 AM

    1900 Benjamin Franklin Parkway Philadelphia, PA 19103

    • Everyone

    Calling curious kiddos! Grab your favorite plastic dinosaur, stuffed animal or toy bug and join us at the Academy for a playful preschool party.

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  • Paleo Playdate: November 3

    Wednesday, November 3, 2021

    10:15 AM-11:00 AM

    1900 Benjamin Franklin Parkway Philadelphia, PA 19103

    • Everyone

    Calling curious kiddos! Grab your favorite plastic dinosaur, stuffed animal or toy bug and join us at the Academy for a playful preschool party.

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  • Paleo Playdate: November 10

    Wednesday, November 10, 2021

    10:15 AM-11:00 AM

    1900 Benjamin Franklin Parkway Philadelphia, PA 19103

    • Everyone

    Calling curious kiddos! Grab your favorite plastic dinosaur, stuffed animal or toy bug and join us at the Academy for a playful preschool party.

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