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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 Science Camp: Build a Better Backyard

    August 2, 2021 through August 6, 2021

    9:00 AM-4:00 AM

    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 3, 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 7

    Wednesday, August 4, 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 Nightcap: Bugs in Bondage

    Thursday, August 5, 2021

    8:30 PM-9:30 PM

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

    • Everyone

    In celebration of the Academy’s annual BugFest, Nightcap will be adding a few extra legs to our virtual event this month.

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  • Hungry Pop-Up at the Academy

    Saturday, August 7, 2021

    11:30 AM-1:00 PM

    1900 Benjamin Franklin Parkway Philadelphia PA, 19103

    • Everyone

    July 17, July 24 and August 7, local chefs will be serving up delicious and sustainable lunches.

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  • Science in the Wild: Bug Night Crawl

    Saturday, August 7, 2021

    7:30 PM-9:30 PM

    Rushton Conservation Center, Newtown Square, Pennsylvania

    • Everyone

    In Partnership with the Willistown Conservation Trust

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  • Academy Science Camp: Life Before Dinosaurs

    August 9, 2021 through August 13, 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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  • Live! From the Academy: Creature Feature

    Monday, August 9, 2021

    11:00 AM-11:30 AM

    This is an online event that will be held on Facebook Live.

    • Everyone

    The world would not turn without arthropods! Tune in every day at 11 a.m. to meet Academy animal program keepers and special guests.

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  • Bug Picasso Drawing Class

    Monday, August 9, 2021

    3:00 PM-3:30 PM

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

    • Everyone

    Learn to bring your invertebrate drawings to life and explore the finer details of insects and arachnids.

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  • Live! From the Academy: Creature Feature

    Tuesday, August 10, 2021

    11:00 AM-11:30 AM

    This is an online event that will take place on Facebook Live.

    • Everyone

    The world would not turn without arthropods! Tune in every day at 11 a.m. to meet Academy animal program keepers and special guests.

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