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The Academy of Natural Sciences of Drexel University
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The Academy of Natural Sciences of Drexel University

1900 Benjamin Franklin Parkway
Philadelphia, PA 19103

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Holiday Hours

Wed. Dec. 24 (Christmas eve): 10 am–4:30 pm
Thurs. Dec. 25: Museum Closed
Friday, Dec. 26: 10am–4:30 pm
Sat. Dec. 27–Tues. Dec. 30: 10am–5pm (All-Star Days)
Wed. Dec. 31 (New Year’s Eve): 10am–4:30pm
Thurs. Jan. 1: Museum closed
Fri. Jan. 2: Regular hours resume

Tantalizing Terrapins

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Photos: Up Close With Barton

A photoblog of new animal ambassador, Barton the porcupine.

Chocolate: The Exhibition

A guest reviews her family's visit.

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