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Visit the Academy

At the Academy of Natural Sciences, you can wander among towering dinosaur skeletons or discover an indoor tropical butterfly garden. Explore ecosystems from around the world through our historic dioramas or be transported to the great outdoors through our hands-on discovery center for children. Visit our Special Exhibits Gallery for our newest exhibit, or watch scientists at work in Science Live or our Fossil Prep Lab. There’s always something new happening at the Academy—plan your visit today!


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

  • Halloween Weekend at the Academy

    Friday, October 30, 2020

    10:00 AM-5:00 PM

    1900 Benjamin Franklin Parkway Philadelphia, PA 19103

    • Everyone

    Dress in your best (family friendly) costume on Oct. 30, 31 and Nov. 1 and visit us to see dinosaurs, dioramas and more. All visitors will receive a treat bag while supplies last! Reserve your timed ticket online at ansp.org and save $2.

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  • Halloween Weekend at the Academy

    Saturday, October 31, 2020

    10:00 AM-5:00 PM

    1900 Benjamin Franklin Parkway Philadelphia, PA 19103

    • Everyone

    Dress in your best (family friendly) costume on Oct. 30, 31 and Nov. 1 and visit us to see dinosaurs, dioramas and more. All visitors will receive a treat bag while supplies last! Reserve your timed ticket online at ansp.org and save $2.

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  • Halloween Weekend at the Academy

    Sunday, November 1, 2020

    10:00 AM-5:00 PM

    1900 Benjamin Franklin Parkway Philadelphia, PA 19103

    • Everyone

    Dress in your best (family friendly) costume on Oct. 30, 31 and Nov. 1 and visit us to see dinosaurs, dioramas and more. All visitors will receive a treat bag while supplies last! Reserve your timed ticket online at ansp.org and save $2.

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  • Return to the Darhad: A World Premiere

    Tuesday, November 17, 2020

    8:00 PM-9:00 PM

    This is an online event.

    • Everyone

    Journey to the Darhad Basin in north-central Mongolia — one of the most remote, beautiful and inaccessible places in Central Asia. Since the collapse of Mongolia’s Communist government in 1990, Academy Senior Fellow Robert McCracken Peck has traveled to the area seven times to document the cultural, economic and changing environmental conditions that affect the nomadic people who live there.

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  • Sustainability at Work Panel

    Wednesday, November 18, 2020

    5:30 PM-6:30 PM

    This is a virtual event.

    • Everyone

    Join us for an exciting panel discussion on how Environmental and Sustainability Network members bring sustainability to their work!

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