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Visit the Academy

The Academy of Natural Sciences of Drexel University is excited to welcome you back to the museum on Friday, January 8. We have missed you! Our brand-new exhibit, Permian Monsters: Life Before the Dinosaurs, is open, plus you can visit Gideon Mendel: Drowning World opening May 1. Click here for answers to your questions about hours, ticketing, what’s open and how we’ll be keeping you safe.


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

  • Paleo Playdate April 28

    Wednesday, April 28, 2021

    10:00 AM-10:45 AM

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

    • Everyone

    Calling curious kiddos! Grab your favorite plastic dinosaur, stuffed animal or toy bug and join us for a playful preschool party.

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  • Spark Change: Plant a Pollinator Garden

    Thursday, April 29, 2021

    4:00 PM-5:00 PM

    This is a live virtual event held on Zoom.

    • Everyone

    Whether you tend to a patio garden of container plants or plan to grow a meadow, you can help pollinators by providing the right plants to feed and protect these important animals. Join Academy scientists and local experts to learn more.

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  • City Nature Challenge

    Friday, April 30, 2021

    12:00 AM-12:00 AM

    This event takes place using the iNaturalist app in the following locations: Philadelphia, Delaware, Montgomery and Bucks counties in Pennsylvania, and Camden, Gloucester and Burlington counties in New Jersey.

    • Everyone

    The City Nature Challenge (CNC) is a 4-day bioblitz where cities around the world compete to see who can record the most wildlife.

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  • City Nature Challenge

    Saturday, May 1, 2021

    12:00 AM-12:00 AM

    This event takes place using the iNaturalist app in the following locations: Philadelphia, Delaware, Montgomery and Bucks counties in Pennsylvania, and Camden, Gloucester and Burlington counties in New Jersey.

    • Everyone

    The City Nature Challenge (CNC) is a 4-day bioblitz where cities around the world compete to see who can record the most wildlife.

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  • Small Actions for Kids: Plant for Pollinators

    Saturday, May 1, 2021

    10:00 AM-11:00 AM

    This is a live virtual event held on Zoom.

    • Everyone

    Pollinators like bees and butterflies are an important part of our community! Join us for a story time to explore these wonderful creatures and learn what you can plant to help protect them.

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  • City Nature Challenge

    Sunday, May 2, 2021

    12:00 AM-12:00 AM

    This event takes place using the iNaturalist app in the following locations: Philadelphia, Delaware, Montgomery and Bucks counties in Pennsylvania, and Camden, Gloucester and Burlington counties in New Jersey.

    • Everyone

    The City Nature Challenge (CNC) is a 4-day bioblitz where cities around the world compete to see who can record the most wildlife.

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  • City Nature Challenge

    Monday, May 3, 2021

    12:00 AM-12:00 AM

    This event takes place using the iNaturalist app in the following locations: Philadelphia, Delaware, Montgomery and Bucks counties in Pennsylvania, and Camden, Gloucester and Burlington counties in New Jersey.

    • Everyone

    The City Nature Challenge (CNC) is a 4-day bioblitz where cities around the world compete to see who can record the most wildlife.

    Read More
  • Ask the Scientists: Do April Showers Bring May Flowers?

    Saturday, May 8, 2021

    10:00 AM-10:30 AM

    This is an online event that will be held on zoom.

    • Everyone

    Join Academy scientists as they discuss how flowering plants are adapting to this new world, and find out what we can do here in Philadelphia to help them.

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  • Paleo Playdate May 12

    Wednesday, May 12, 2021

    10:00 AM-10:45 AM

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

    • Everyone

    Calling curious kiddos! Grab your favorite plastic dinosaur, stuffed animal or toy bug and join us for a playful preschool party.

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  • Naturally Awesome Days: Fine Feathered Friends

    Saturday, May 15, 2021

    10:00 AM-5:00 PM

    1900 Benjamin Franklin Parkway Philadelphia PA, 19103

    • Everyone

    Visit the Academy on select dates to enjoy a themed family-led activity and get a take-home craft kit to show off all the awesome science that we have to offer.

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