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Visit the Academy

The Academy of Natural Sciences of Drexel University is excited to welcome you back to the museum on Friday, January 8. We have missed you! Our brand-new exhibit, Permian Monsters: Life Before the Dinosaurs, is open, plus you can visit Wildlife Photographer of the Year through March 14. Click here for answers to your questions about hours, ticketing, what’s open and how we’ll be keeping you safe.


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Plan Your Visit

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

Plan Your Visit

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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

  • Permian Monsters Virtual Flashlight Tour

    Friday, February 26, 2021

    7:00 PM-7:30 PM

    This is a live event. It will be hosted on Zoom.

    • Everyone

    Join Eddie the T. rex on a flashlight tour of the Permian Monsters exhibit, in the dark!

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  • Academy Conversation: Is the Climate of Climate Change Changing?

    Tuesday, March 2, 2021

    3:30 PM-4:30 PM

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

    • Everyone

    A change is finally coming. From the local to the federal level, goals are being set to mitigate current climate change trends.

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  • Paleo Playdate: March 3

    Wednesday, March 3, 2021

    10:00 AM-10:45 AM

    This is an online event. It will be hosted on Zoom.

    • Everyone

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

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  • Paleo Playdate: March 10

    Wednesday, March 10, 2021

    10:00 AM-10:45 AM

    This is an online event. It will be hosted on Zoom.

    • Everyone

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

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  • Life After WINS Alumnae Panel

    Thursday, March 11, 2021

    4:00 PM-5:30 PM

    This is a live virtual event held on Zoom.

    • Everyone

    In its eleventh year, Life After WINS highlights and celebrates current WINS students and the successes of program alumnae. Panelists will share meaningful experiences from the program and the impact it has had on their lives.

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  • Junior Scientist Virtual Workshop: Have you been living under a rock? - Morning Session

    Saturday, March 13, 2021

    10:00 AM-11:30 AM

    This is an online event. It will be hosted on Zoom.

    • Everyone

    Join us for a virtual workshop with hands on activities designed to be done at home with easy-to-find supplies.

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  • Junior Scientist Virtual Workshop: Have you been living under a rock? - Afternoon Session

    Saturday, March 13, 2021

    1:00 PM-2:30 PM

    This is a live event. It will be hosted on Zoom.

    • Everyone

    Join us for a virtual workshop with hands on activities designed to be done at home with easy-to-find supplies.

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  • Natura feminae: Pursuing Science Against the Odds

    Wednesday, March 17, 2021

    4:00 PM-5:00 PM

    This is a live virtual event held on Zoom.

    • Everyone

    Join an Academy librarian and archivist to dive into the collections and showcase the ways in which women propelled the natural sciences forward, against all odds.

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  • Ask the Scientists: Do Birds Still Flock Together?

    Saturday, March 20, 2021

    10:00 AM-10:30 AM

    This is a live event. It will be hosted on Zoom.

    • Everyone

    Join Academy scientists and educators for a brand new virtual program where kids lead the conversation!

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  • Naturally Awesome Days: Wild Waters

    Saturday, March 20, 2021

    10:00 AM-5:00 PM

    1900 Benjamin Franklin Parkway Philadelphia PA, 19103

    • Everyone

    Visit the Academy on select dates to enjoy a themed family-led activity, auditorium program and take-home craft kit to show off all the awesome science that we have to offer.

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