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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

educator with owl

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

  • Black Excellence in Birding

    Saturday, May 28, 2022

    5:00 PM-9:00 PM

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

    • Everyone

    Join the Academy of Natural Sciences for our first-ever black-tie Black Birders Week event: Black Excellence in Birding.

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  • Junior Scientist Workshop: Are There Adventures in the Archives?

    Saturday, June 4, 2022

    10:00 AM-12:00 PM

    The Academy of Natural Sciences of Drexel University 1900 Benjamin Franklin Parkway Philadelphia, PA 10103

    • Everyone

    Scientists sure do know a lot, but how do they discover so much great stuff from around the world?

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  • Mask Mornings

    Sunday, June 12, 2022

    10:00 AM-12:00 PM

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

    • Everyone

    While masks are typically optional in the Academy galleries, the Academy will begin offering Mask Mornings twice each month to welcome visitors who prefer or need a masked environment

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  • Father’s Day Special

    Sunday, June 19, 2022

    10:00 AM-5:00 PM

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

    • Everyone

    Bring your favorite adult to the Academy for free and celebrate Father’s Day together. Experience towering dinosaurs and dioramas, explore the deep sea, enjoy our children’s discovery center, Outside In, and much more.

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  • Mask Mornings

    Saturday, June 25, 2022

    10:00 AM-12:00 PM

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

    • Everyone

    While masks are typically optional in the Academy galleries, the Academy will begin offering Mask Mornings twice each month to welcome visitors who prefer or need a masked environment

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  • Academy Science Camp: Aquatic Adventures

    Monday, June 27, 2022

    8:45 AM-4:15 PM

    1900 Benjamin Franklin Parkway Philadelphia PA, 10103

    • Everyone

    From macroinvertebrates living in a Philadelphia stream to a kid grabbing a drink from the kitchen tap after an outdoor adventure, access to fresh water is the most important element of our survival.

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  • Academy Science Camp: Dinosaur Superstars

    Tuesday, July 5, 2022

    8:45 AM-4:15 PM

    Academy of Natural Sciences of Drexel University 1900 Benjamin Franklin Parkway Philadelphia PA, 10103

    • Everyone

    We’ve got the dinosaurs with star power!

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  • Mask Mornings

    Sunday, July 10, 2022

    10:00 AM-2:00 PM

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

    • Everyone

    While masks are typically optional in the Academy galleries, the Academy will begin offering Mask Mornings twice each month to welcome visitors who prefer or need a masked environment

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  • Academy Science Camp: Animal Secret Agents

    Monday, July 11, 2022

    8:45 AM-4:15 PM

    Academy of Natural Sciences of Drexel University 1900 Benjamin Franklin Parkway Philadelphia PA, 10103

    • Everyone

    From bonkers biomimicry to the vilest venom and the craziest camouflage, animals have a variety of sneaky tactics they use to survive, just like real and fictional secret agents.

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  • Academy Science Camp: Ocean Commotion

    Monday, July 18, 2022

    8:45 AM-4:15 PM

    Academy of Natural Sciences of Drexel University 1900 Benjamin Franklin Parkway Philadelphia PA, 10103

    • Everyone

    Aspiring marine biologists, let’s explore the salty sea!

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