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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

  • Academy Presents: Bug Hub

    Sunday, August 15, 2021

    10:00 AM-5:00 PM

    1900 Benjamin Franklin Parkway Philadelphia PA, 19103

    • Everyone

    Celebrate all the many-legged movers and shakers of the world at the Academy’s annual Bug Fest!

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  • Academy Science Camp: Incredible Insects

    August 16, 2021 through August 20, 2021

    9:00 AM-4:00 PM

    1900 Benjamin Franklin Parkway Philadelphia PA, 19103

    • Everyone

    Spend your summer at the Academy with our fun educators, cool exhibits and wild science!

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  • Parkway Pals at Sister Cities: Investigation Station

    Tuesday, August 17, 2021

    11:30 AM-12:30 PM

    210 N 18th St, Philadelphia, PA 19103

    • Everyone

    Join the Academy of Natural Sciences of Drexel University this summer and go wild with fun games, experiments and unique activities! Learn how animals, bugs and dinosaurs are affected by climate change.

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  • Academy Book Circle: All We Can Save, Week 9

    Wednesday, August 18, 2021

    1:00 PM-2:00 PM

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

    • Everyone

    Embark on a shared journey with leaders of the climate movement as Drexel and Academy scientists, staff and supporters come together for our first Academy Book Circle.

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  • Shaker of Science: Adventures in Entomology

    Thursday, August 19, 2021

    5:30 PM-6:30 PM

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

    • Everyone

    Did you know the Academy of Natural Sciences has two insect collections? Over 3.5 million specimens are housed and studied in the Entomology Department, but there are also hundreds of LIVE insects cared for and presented by the live animal programs staff.

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  • Academy Science Camp: Eco-Warriors

    August 23, 2021 through August 27, 2021

    9:00 AM-4:00 PM

    1900 Benjamin Franklin Parkway Philadelphia PA, 19103

    • Everyone

    Spend your summer at the Academy with our fun educators, cool exhibits and wild science!

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  • Academy Book Circle: All We Can Save, Week 10

    Wednesday, August 25, 2021

    1:00 PM-2:00 PM

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

    • Everyone

    Embark on a shared journey with leaders of the climate movement as Drexel and Academy scientists, staff and supporters come together for our first Academy Book Circle.

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  • Academy Science Camp: Secrets of the Museum

    August 30, 2021 through September 3, 2021

    9:00 AM-4:00 PM

    1900 Benjamin Franklin Parkway Philadelphia PA, 19103

    • Everyone

    Spend your summer at the Academy with our fun educators, cool exhibits and wild science!

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  • Academy Kids Club: Turtles and Tortoises (Members only!)

    Saturday, September 11, 2021

    10:00 AM-10:45 AM

    This is a live virtual event for Academy members.

    • Everyone

    We’re hopping into summer with our animal ambassadors and celebrating their important role with the Academy Kids Club Summer Series.

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