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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

skeletal mount of Tyrannosaurus in Dinosaur Hall

Signature Exhibits

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

Check out our Permanent Exhibits

  
 

Events

  • Double The Science! New Discount Offer with The Franklin Institute

    Wednesday, July 17, 2024

    10:00 AM-5:00 PM

    The Academy of Natural Sciences of Drexel University 1900 Benjamin Franklin Parkway Philadelphia, PA 19103 The Franklin Institute 222 N 20th St Philadelphia, PA 19103

    • Everyone

    Visitors can receive $5 off admission to the Academy of Natural Sciences when they show their proof of purchase from The Franklin Institute.

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  • Parkway Pals at Sister Cities: Investigation Station

    Wednesday, July 17, 2024

    11:30 AM-12:30 PM

    Sister Cities Park 210 N 18th St, Philadelphia, PA 19103

    • Everyone

    Join the Academy of Natural Sciences this summer and go wild with fun games, experiments and unique activities!

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  • Dino-mite Summer

    July 22, 2024 through July 28, 2024

    10:00 AM-5:00 PM

    The Academy of Natural Sciences of Drexel University 1900 Benjamin Franklin Parkway Philadelphia, PA 19103

    • Everyone

    Spend your summer at the Academy! Discover how scientists use the collections to help observe, elevate and educate about the natural world.

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  • $10 Tuesdays

    Tuesday, July 23, 2024

    10:00 AM-4:30 PM

    The Academy of Natural Sciences of Drexel University 1900 Benjamin Franklin Parkway Philadelphia, PA 19103

    • Everyone

    Experience everything the Academy has to offer — including our limited-time special exhibitions — for just $10 per person!

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  • Parkway Pals at Sister Cities: Investigation Station

    Wednesday, July 24, 2024

    11:30 AM-12:30 PM

    Sister Cities Park 210 N 18th St, Philadelphia, PA 19103

    • Everyone

    Join the Academy of Natural Sciences this summer and go wild with fun games, experiments and unique activities!

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  • Bat and Bug Night!

    Thursday, July 25, 2024

    8:00 PM-10:00 PM

    John Heinz National Wildlife Refuge at Tinicum 8601 Lindbergh Blvd., Philadelphia, PA 19153

    • Everyone

    Join us for a fun night of ecological discoveries and learn about both the voracious bats of the refuge and their insect prey!

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  • Your Inner Fish Screenings: July 27

    Saturday, July 27, 2024

    1:30 PM-2:00 PM

    The Academy of Natural Sciences of Drexel University 1900 Benjamin Franklin Parkway Philadelphia, PA 19103

    • Everyone

    Have you ever wondered why our bodies look the way they do? Why our hands have five fingers instead of six? Why we walk on two legs instead of four?

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  • Dino-mite Summer

    July 29, 2024 through August 4, 2024

    10:00 AM-5:00 PM

    The Academy of Natural Sciences of Drexel University 1900 Benjamin Franklin Parkway Philadelphia, PA 19103

    • Everyone

    Spend your summer at the Academy! Discover how scientists use the collections to help observe, elevate and educate about the natural world.

    Read More
  • $10 Tuesdays

    Tuesday, July 30, 2024

    10:00 AM-4:30 PM

    The Academy of Natural Sciences of Drexel University 1900 Benjamin Franklin Parkway Philadelphia, PA 19103

    • Everyone

    Experience everything the Academy has to offer — including our limited-time special exhibitions — for just $10 per person!

    Read More
  • Parkway Pals at Sister Cities: Investigation Station

    Wednesday, July 31, 2024

    11:30 AM-12:30 PM

    Sister Cities Park 210 N 18th St, Philadelphia, PA 19103

    • Everyone

    Join the Academy of Natural Sciences this summer and go wild with fun games, experiments and unique activities!

    Read More
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