Signature Exhibits Photo Gallery

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Butterflies!

  • butterfly on girl in Butterflies! exhibit Photo by Jeff Fusco
    Butterflies sometimes land on delighted visitors in the Butterflies! exhibit.
    Credit: Jeff Fusco
  • Boy admiring butterflies in Butterflies! exhibit. @Jeff Fusco/Visit Philly
    The Atlas moth is hard to miss in Butterflies!
    Credit: Jeff Fusco/Visit Philly
  • Family in Butterflies! exhibit. Photo by Jeff Fusco
    The live butterflies in the Butterflies! exhibit will impress the whole family.
    Credit: Jeff Fusco
  • kids and volunteer in Butterflies! exhibit. Photo by Jeff Fusco
    Volunteers engage rapt visitors in Butterflies!
    Credit Jeff Fusco
  • atlas moth. Photo by Mike Servedio/ANS
    The Atlas moth is the size of a dinner plate.
    Credit: Mike Servedio/ANS

Outside In

  • tortoise and kids. Photo by Jeff Fusco
    A live tortoise leads children on a live adventure in Outside In.
    Credit: Jeff Fusco
  • snake, girl and educator. Photo by Jeff Fusco
    Outside In features the thrill of touching a live snake for the first time ever.
    Credit: Jeff Fusco
  • 2 kids in sand. Photo by Jeff Fusco
    A large sandy area in Outside In evokes the seashore and endless play and discovery.
    Credit: Jeff Fusco
  • kids in eagles nest. By Jeff Fusco
    Kids climb into an eagle’s nest and dress up like the majestic bird in the diorama behind them.
    Credit: Jeff Fusco
  • Tarzan and Jane. Photo by Conrad Erb
    Playing Tarzan and Jane with real animal skins in Outside In.
    Credit: Conrad Erb
  • turtle and girl. Photo by Mike Servedio/ANS
    The animals in Outside In serve as animal ambassadors.
    Credit: Mike Servedio/ANS

Dinosaur Hall

  • T. rex Dinosaur Hall @Jeff Fusco/Visit Philly
    Tyrannosaurus rex rules over Dinosaur Hall.
    Credit: Jeff Fusco/Visit Philly
  • T. rex Dinosaur Hall @Jeff Fusco/Visit Philly
    Credit: Jeff Fusco/Visit Philly
  • kids and climbable dino skulls. @Jeff Fusco/Visit Philly
    Touchable and climbable dinosaur skulls in Dinosaur Hall.
    Credit: Jeff Fusco/Visit Philly
  • kids dig for dinos. Photo by Jeff Fusco
    In The Big Dig in Dinosaur Hall visitors use tools and dig for dino fossils.
    Credit: Jeff Fusco

  • Xiphactinus audax, a fish that lived 90-60 million years ago.

  • Dinosaur Hall
    Credit: Will Klein

  • Chasmosaurus belli (left) and Corythosaurus casuarius (right) in Dinosaur Hall.
    Credit: Katie O. Clark/ANSP

  • Tyrannosaurus rex in Dinosaur Hall.
    Credit: Will Klein

  • A technician uses a fine tool to carefully remove a field jacket from a dinosaur fossil in the Fossil Prep Lab.
    Credit: ANS

  • A flying Pteranodon looks like it's ready to pounce on the planet-eating dinosaurs below in Dinosaur Hall.
    Credit: Will Klein

Dioramas

  • Gorilla diorama by ANS
    Gorilla will undergo a renovation in March 2018 while visitors watch. 
    Credit: ANS
  • Takin diorama by ANS
    Takin will undergo a renovation in March 2018 while visitors watch. 
    Credit: ANS
  • Dall's Sheep Diorama. Photo by Mike Servedio
    Dall’s Sheep – The Academy’s historic dioramas were created between the 1930s and 1950s, including this one of Dall’s Sheep.
    Credit: Mike Servedio/ANS
  • lion diorama. Photo by Mike Servedio/ANS
    African Hall features real wildlife set in recreated habitats like this lion diorama.
    Credit: Mike Servedio/ANS
  • aoudad diorama. Photo by Mike Servedio/ANS
    Aoudad, which are native to North Africa, are spellbinding up close.
    Credit: Mike Servedio/ANS
  • Dall's Sheep and kids. Photo by Jeff Fusco
    The Dall’s Sheep diorama is so realistic you feel like you’re in the scene.
    Credit: Jeff Fusco
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