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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

  • Friday Nights at the Academy: September 30

    Friday, September 30, 2022

    3:00 PM-8:00 PM

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

    • Everyone

    In celebration of our Water Year, the Academy is open late on Fridays this summer and fall.

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  • Philly Birding Weekend With Audubon Mid-Atlantic

    Friday, October 7, 2022

    12:00 AM-12:00 AM

    Various locations

    • Everyone

    Register today for Audubon’s Inaugural Philly Birding Weekend, October 7–9, 2022! Audubon Mid-Atlantic invites people from across the Philadelphia region to join in exploring some of the city’s iconic green spaces and looking for birds on their fall migration.

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  • Friday Nights at the Academy: October 7

    Friday, October 7, 2022

    3:00 PM-8:00 PM

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

    • Everyone

    In celebration of our Water Year, the Academy is open late on Fridays this summer and fall.

    Read More
  • Philly Birding Weekend With Audubon Mid-Atlantic

    Saturday, October 8, 2022

    12:00 AM-12:00 AM

    Various locations

    • Everyone

    Register today for Audubon’s Inaugural Philly Birding Weekend, October 7–9, 2022! Audubon Mid-Atlantic invites people from across the Philadelphia region to join in exploring some of the city’s iconic green spaces and looking for birds on their fall migration.

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  • Creek Care Day in Tacony Creek Park

    Saturday, October 8, 2022

    10:00 AM-12:00 PM

    Tacony Creek Park Gateway: Rorer Street and East Roosevelt Boulevard Philadelphia, PA 19120

    • Everyone

    Join us for a special Saturday cleanup in Tacony Creek Park!

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  • Philly Birding Weekend With Audubon Mid-Atlantic

    Sunday, October 9, 2022

    12:00 AM-12:00 AM

    Various locations

    • Everyone

    Register today for Audubon’s Inaugural Philly Birding Weekend, October 7–9, 2022! Audubon Mid-Atlantic invites people from across the Philadelphia region to join in exploring some of the city’s iconic green spaces and looking for birds on their fall migration.

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  • Academy Town Square: Science Writer Ed Yong in conversation with Maiken Scott

    Wednesday, October 12, 2022

    6:30 PM-8:00 PM

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

    • Everyone

    The world is full of sounds, smells, sights and textures - but each creature experiences these riches in very different ways.

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  • 15th Annual Members’ Night

    Friday, October 14, 2022

    4:00 PM-8:00 PM

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

    • Everyone

    Every year, we invite Academy members behind the scenes for Members' Night. It's your exclusive opportunity to meet our staff, explore our collections and experience the breadth and depth of work that takes place at the Academy.

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  • Friday Nights at the Academy: October 21

    Friday, October 21, 2022

    3:00 PM-8:00 PM

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

    • Everyone

    In celebration of our Water Year, the Academy is open late on Fridays this summer and fall.

    Read More
  • Friday Nights at the Academy: October 28

    Friday, October 28, 2022

    3:00 PM-8:00 PM

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

    • Everyone

    In celebration of our Water Year, the Academy is open late on Fridays this summer and fall.

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