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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

    Sunday, May 26, 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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  • Black Excellence In Birding

    Saturday, June 1, 2024

    6:00 PM-10:00 PM

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

    • Everyone

    Join the Academy of Natural Sciences for Black Excellence in Birding: An Evening With Christian Cooper, the culminating event of Black Birders Week 2024!

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  • Making Nature: The Labor of Natural History

    Thursday, June 6, 2024

    12:30 PM-8:00 PM

    The Academy of Natural History of Drexel University Auditorium 1900 Benjamin Franklin Pkwy Philadelphia, PA 19103

    • Everyone

    Inspired by the APS Museum’s current exhibition Sketching Splendor: Natural History in America, 1750-1850 the American Philosophical Society and The Academy of Natural Sciences of Drexel University are organizing a two-day conference that will explore the ways humans have imagined, depicted, and constructed representations and knowledge about the natural world over time.

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  • Making Nature: The Labor of Natural History

    Friday, June 7, 2024

    9:00 AM-6:30 PM

    The American Philosophical Society Benjamin Franklin Hall 427 Chestnut Street Philadelphia, PA 19106

    • Everyone

    Inspired by the APS Museum’s current exhibition Sketching Splendor: Natural History in America, 1750-1850 the American Philosophical Society and The Academy of Natural Sciences of Drexel University are organizing a two-day conference that will explore the ways humans have imagined, depicted, and constructed representations and knowledge about the natural world over time.

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  • Gender Minorities in the Sciences

    Friday, June 7, 2024

    3:00 PM-6:00 PM

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

    • Everyone

    The Academy of Natural Sciences of Drexel University will host its inaugural Gender Minorities in the Sciences Panel on Friday, June 7, at 3 p.m.

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  • Sensory-friendly Mornings: June 9

    Sunday, June 9, 2024

    9:00 AM-11:00 AM

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

    • Everyone

    Sensory-friendly mornings can be a comfortable, calmer way for museum visitors, especially those with sensory sensitivities, to explore the museum.

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  • Reading the Rocks: How Geology Tells the Earth’s Story

    Thursday, June 13, 2024

    6:00 PM-8:00 PM

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

    • Everyone

    Join us for the WHYY & Academy Town Square where Maiken Scott explores with geologist and author Marcia Bjornerud how thinking like a geologist can have immeasurable impacts beyond our time.

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  • Summer Trees of Laurel Hill Cemetery

    Tuesday, June 18, 2024

    10:00 AM-12:00 PM

    Laurel Hill Cemetery, Laurel Hill East main gate

    • Everyone

    Please wear comfortable clothes and shoes for this walking tour.

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  • Dining for a Greener Future: A Night in the Rainforest

    Thursday, June 27, 2024

    6:00 PM-8:00 PM

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

    • Everyone

    12th Street Catering and the Academy of Natural Sciences of Drexel University are joining together for the second dinner in their sustainable dining series.

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  • Your Inner Fish Screenings: June 29

    Saturday, June 29, 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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