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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.


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Plan Your Visit

Details about admission pricing, parking and how to get to the museum.

Plan Your Visit

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Field Trips

Plan a field trip for your class, summer camp or group.

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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

  • Free Admission Days for Hospital Workers

    Thursday, May 13, 2021

    10:00 AM-5:00 PM

    1900 Benjamin Franklin Parkway Philadelphia PA, 10103

    • Everyone

    The Academy is offering free admission to hospital workers and up to three guests on May 6-9 and 13-16.

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  • Free Admission Days for Hospital Workers

    Friday, May 14, 2021

    10:00 AM-5:00 PM

    1900 Benjamin Franklin Parkway Philadelphia PA, 10103

    • Everyone

    The Academy is offering free admission to hospital workers and up to three guests on May 6-9 and 13-16.

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  • Free Admission Days for Hospital Workers

    Saturday, May 15, 2021

    10:00 AM-5:00 PM

    1900 Benjamin Franklin Parkway Philadelphia PA, 10103

    • Everyone

    The Academy is offering free admission to hospital workers and up to three guests on May 6-9 and 13-16.

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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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  • Free Admission Days for Hospital Workers

    Sunday, May 16, 2021

    10:00 AM-5:00 PM

    1900 Benjamin Franklin Parkway Philadelphia PA, 10103

    • Everyone

    The Academy is offering free admission to hospital workers and up to three guests on May 6-9 and 13-16.

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  • Studio Drafts : Permian Monsters - Scutosaurus

    Tuesday, May 18, 2021

    8:00 PM-9:00 PM

    This is a live event that will be held on Zoom.

    • Everyone

    Join us for a series of four dino drawing opportunities led by renowned local paleo-artist Jason C. Poole.

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  • Paleo Playdate May 19

    Wednesday, May 19, 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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  • Partners for the Planet; Endangered Species Day

    Wednesday, May 19, 2021

    1:00 PM-1:30 PM

    This is a live event that will be hosted on Facebook live.

    • Everyone

    There’s only one Earth and we’re on it together! How can we make the world a greener, cleaner, safer place for everything that lives here, on the land or under the sea?

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  • A Shaker of Science: A Nontraditional Path to Paleontology

    Thursday, May 20, 2021

    5:30 PM-6:30 PM

    This is a live event that will be hosted on Zoom.

    • Everyone

    A Shaker of Science is a pay-what-you-wish, interactive virtual happy hour where Academy scientists and staff can share their stories and adventures in a casual setting.

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  • Junior Scientist Virtual Workshop: Can a Turtle Change Its Shell? - Morning Session

    Saturday, May 22, 2021

    10:00 AM-11:30 AM

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

    • Everyone

    Join us for a virtual workshop with hands on activities designed to be done at home with easy-to-find supplies.

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