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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

  • Science on Tap: The Heartbeat of Streams

    Monday, November 11, 2019

    6:00 PM-7:00 PM

    National Mechanics 22 S. 3rd Street Philadelphia, PA 19106

    • Everyone

    Learn about the heartbeat of streams with Academy Biogeochemist Marie Kurz.

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  • Academy Town Square: 24 Hours of Reality

    Thursday, November 21, 2019

    6:30 PM-8:00 PM

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

    • Everyone

    What kind of world do we want to leave our children? This November, 24 Hours of Reality: Truth in Action brings the world together to ask that very question and address the climate crisis with local action. Join the Academy for a fast-paced, solutions-focused program featuring a Climate Reality Leader and Academy climate experts.

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  • Wild Wizarding Weekend

    Friday, November 29, 2019

    10:00 AM-8:00 PM

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

    • Everyone

    Explore the magical world of the Academy with a weekend of spellbinding, hands-on activities! Meet the Academy’s own fantastic beasts and learn about the real animals that inspire your favorite fantasy stories.

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  • Wild Wizarding Weekend

    Saturday, November 30, 2019

    10:00 AM-5:00 PM

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

    • Everyone

    Explore the magical world of the Academy with a weekend of spellbinding, hands-on activities! Meet the Academy’s own fantastic beasts and learn about the real animals that inspire your favorite fantasy stories.

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  • Wild Wizarding Weekend

    Sunday, December 1, 2019

    10:00 AM-5:00 PM

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

    • Everyone

    Explore the magical world of the Academy with a weekend of spellbinding, hands-on activities! Meet the Academy’s own fantastic beasts and learn about the real animals that inspire your favorite fantasy stories.

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  • Minefaire

    Saturday, December 28, 2019

    10:00 AM-5:00 PM

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

    • Everyone

    This winter, MINECRAFT players and their families unite at Minefaire to compete in tournaments and build battles! On December 28 and 29th, Minefaire will be held at the Academy.

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  • Minefaire

    Sunday, December 29, 2019

    10:00 AM-5:00 PM

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

    • Everyone

    This winter, MINECRAFT players and their families unite at Minefaire to compete in tournaments and build battles! On December 28 and 29th, Minefaire will be held at the Academy.

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