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Plan Your Visit

The Academy of Natural Sciences of Drexel University

The Academy of Natural Sciences of Drexel University

1900 Benjamin Franklin Parkway
Philadelphia, PA 19103

Directions & Parking


10 am–4:30 pm, Monday–Friday
10 am–5 pm, Weekends and Holidays


Save $2 per ticket when you purchase online! 

Admission Pricing: 

  • Adults (age 13 and above): $19.95 ($17.95 online)
  • Children (ages 3–12): $15.95 ($13.95 online)
  • Children (under age 3): free
  • Members: Free
  • Seniors (age 65+): $16.95 ($14.95 online)
  • Military and Students (with ID): $16.95 ($14.95 online)
  • Drexel DragonCard Holders: free

Crocs: Ancient Predators in a Modern World Tickets

  • $5 – nonmembers
  • $3 – Individual and Family members
  • FREE – Family Plus members and above

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$3 fee for Butterflies! for visitors using free admission offers. (Fee not applicable to Academy members or DragonCard holders.)

More Admission Rates & Info
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Insider Tips for Visiting

Get the most out of your Academy Visit! Take a look at these simple Insider Tips, and enjoy a fun and relaxing day at the Academy:

  • For a more quiet and relaxed visit, visit the Academy after 2 p.m.
  • The Academy is less crowded towards the beginning of the week, after the weekend. 
  • Logan Square Parking Garage located at 1815 Cherry Street offers discounted parking for Academy visitors. Validate your ticket at the front desk.
  • Using public transportation is often the easiest way to get to the Academy, with three SEPTA bus routes running within a block of the museum. Southbound Routes 32 and 33 use 19th Street. Northbound Route 32 uses 18th Street, while Northbound Route 33 uses 20th Street.
  • Don’t be shy. Talk to any of our educators located throughout the museum. All are extremely knowledgeable about our natural world. Come explore with us!

scientist and girl check out insect specimens

Museum Activities

Meet live animals, see science in action, or watch us turn the page on Audubon's birds.

Check out our Museum Activities

Museum Floor Plan