Changing Exhibits Photo Gallery

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Animal Grossology

  • boy and frog. Photo by Mike Servedio/ANSP
    Some frogs belch their babies into the world.
    Credit: Mike Servedio/ANS
  • 3 boys and worm. Photo by Mike Servedio/ANSP
    Did you know blood slurpers transmit infectious diseases?
    Credit: Mike Servedio/ANS
  • cow insides. Photo by Mike Servedio/ANSP
    Seeing inside a cow’s stomach and how it works.
    Credit: Mike Servedio/ANS
  • boys and Slime Game. Photo by Mike Servedio/ANSP
    The cast of characters in The Slime Game in Animal Grossology.
    Credit: Mike Servedio/ANS
  • girl at vomit slurpers
    Did you know some insects are vomit slurpers? Animal Grossology, on view May 16–Aug. 30, 2015, is full of slimy, stinky and gross—but fun—experiences for the whole family.
    Credit: Photo courtesy of Advanced Animations, LLC
  • 2 kids, adult w. Slime Game. Photo courtesy of Advanced Animations, LLC
    The Slime Game in Animal Grossology illustrates how slime is essential to some animals by helping with motion, aiding digestion and for defense.
    Credit: Photo courtesy of Advanced Animations, LLC
  • girl w. mosquito. Photo courtesy of Advanced Animations, LLC
    A young visitor to Animal Grossology learns that blood slurpers, like this mosquito, transmit infectious diseases. The exhibit is on view at the Academy of Natural Sciences of Drexel University May 16–Aug. 30.
    Credit: Photo courtesy of Advanced Animations, LLC
  • boy w. penguin. Photo courtesy of Advanced Animations, LLC
    Animal Grossology puts a en-GROSS-ing spin on topics that aren’t discussed at the dinner table.
    Credit: Photo courtesy of Advanced Animations, LLC

The Clergy and the Academy's Collections

  • Clergy collections still life. By G.W. Cowper/ANS
    Still life from The Clergy and the Academy’s Collections exhibit at the Academy of Natural Sciences of Drexel University, Aug. 31 – Oct. 23. Clockwise from top: Straight-billed Woodcreeper (Xiphorhynchus picus saturatior) collected by Brother Niceforo Maria in Colombia, 1944; the largest land snail in the Americas, Megalobulimus popelairianus, also collected by Brother Niceforo Maria in Peru in the early 1900s; Eastern Hercules Beetle, (Dynastes tityus) listed on the first page of the first book on insects written in the Americas, A Catalogue of Insects of Pennsylvania, by The Reverend Frederik Valentine Melsheimer, 1806, Minister of the Gospel; Galago (Otolemur crassicaudatus), an African primate collected by The Reverend Aldin Grout near his Zulu Mission in South Africa, ca. 1840s; and Bog Turtle (Clemmys muhlenbergii), named in honor of its discoverer, the Lutheran minister Gotthilf Heinrich Ernst Muhlenberg in 1801.
    Credit: G.W. Cowper/ANS

Clearly Beautiful: Photographs by Adam Summers

  • stingray by Adam Summers
    The large, colorful photographs of Clearly Beautiful: Photographs by Adam Summers, on view June 6 to Oct. 4, 2015, reveal the delicate inner skeletal tissues of fish through a common method of studying animal anatomy. The artist is University of Washington biology professor Adam Summers.
    Credit: Adam Summers

Reptiles: The Beautiful and the Deadly 

  • Veiled Chameleon, photo by Joe McDonald
    Getting up close to live deadly snakes, colorful lizards and bizarre turtles is only half the fun of Reptiles: The Beautiful and the Deadly, on view Sept. 26, 2015 to Jan. 10, 2016.
    Credit: Joe McDonald
  • iguana and boys. By Mike Servedio/ANS
    A green iguana illustrates the beauty and oddity of nature’s best in Reptiles: The Beautiful and the Deadly, Sept. 28-Jan. 10, 2016.
    Photo by Mike Servedio/ANS

Drawn to Dinosaurs

  • dinosaur skeleton by Lauren Duguid/ANS
    Drawn to Dinosaurs, opening Oct. 31, 2015, delves into the science and art of visualizing a living animal based on fragmentary fossils.
    Credit: Lauren Duguid/ANS
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