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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

  • Sensory-Friendly COVID-19 Vaccination Clinic

    Saturday, August 13, 2022

    9:00 AM-11:00 AM

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

    • Everyone

    The Academy is proud to partner with the A.J. Drexel Autism Institute and St. Christopher’s Hospital for Children for a sensory-friendly COVID-19 vaccination clinic on Saturday August 13 from 9-11 a.m.

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  • Mask Mornings

    Saturday, August 13, 2022

    10:00 AM-12:00 PM

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

    • Everyone

    While masks are typically optional in the Academy galleries, the Academy will begin offering Mask Mornings twice each month to welcome visitors who prefer or need a masked environment

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  • Academy Science Camp: Animal Secret Agents

    Monday, August 15, 2022

    8:45 AM-4:15 PM

    Academy of Natural Sciences of Drexel University 1900 Benjamin Franklin Parkway Philadelphia PA, 10103

    • Everyone

    From bonkers biomimicry to the vilest venom and the craziest camouflage, animals have a variety of sneaky tactics they use to survive, just like real and fictional secret agents.

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  • Friday Nights at the Academy: August 19

    Friday, August 19, 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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  • Academy Science Camp: Ocean Commotion

    Monday, August 22, 2022

    8:45 AM-4:15 PM

    Academy of Natural Sciences of Drexel University 1900 Benjamin Franklin Parkway Philadelphia PA, 10103

    • Everyone

    Aspiring marine biologists, let’s explore the salty sea!

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  • Delaware River Cleanup @ Frankford Boat Launch

    Tuesday, August 23, 2022

    4:00 PM-6:30 PM

    Frankford Boat Launch 5501 Tacony Street Philadelphia, PA 19137

    • Everyone

    Please join United By Blue for a fun-filled Community Cleanup Event by volunteering to clean up your local waterway.

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  • Academy Book Circle: Water Always Wins, Week 3

    Wednesday, August 24, 2022

    1:00 PM-2:00 PM

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

    • Everyone

    Join the Academy for the second summer Book Circle to read and discuss Water Always Wins: Thriving in an Age of Drought and Deluge by science journalist Erica Gies.

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  • Friday Nights at the Academy: August 26

    Friday, August 26, 2022

    3:00 PM-6:00 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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  • Bug Fest: August 27

    Saturday, August 27, 2022

    10:00 AM-5:00 PM

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

    • Everyone

    Bug Fest is coming! Join us at the Academy of Natural Sciences for a wild weekend celebrating a few of our favorite (invertebrate) things.

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  • Bug Fest: August 28

    Sunday, August 28, 2022

    10:00 AM-5:00 PM

    Bug Fest is coming! Join us at the Academy of Natural Sciences for a wild weekend celebrating a few of our favorite (invertebrate) things.

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