See Paleontology in action! Look on as Academy staff prepare fossils for study by scientists. Our preparers can inform you of their current projects and are available to answer questions. More.
Weekdays: 2:30 p.m. Weekends: 11 am & 2:30 pm
Join our teacher-naturalists as they explore natural history in these informal and interactive presentations involving live animals and/or museum specimens. More.
At the Academy of Natural Sciences, you can wander among towering dinosaur skeletons or discover an indoor tropical butterfly garden. Explore ecosystems from around the world through our historic dioramas or be transported to the great outdoors through our hands-on discovery center for children. Visit our Special Exhibits Gallery for our newest exhibit, or watch scientists at work in Science Live or our Fossil Prep Lab. There’s always something new happening at the Academy—plan your visit today!
Meet live animals, see science in action, or watch us turn the page on Audubon's birds.
Check out our Museum Activities
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
Thursday Sep 17 7:00 PM-10:00 PM
Friday Sep 18 5:00 PM-9:00 PM
Monday Sep 21 9:00 AM-4:00 PM
Monday Sep 21 6:30 PM-8:00 PM
Friday Sep 25 10:00 AM-4:30 PM
Saturday Sep 26 10:00 AM-5:00 PM
Sunday Sep 27 10:00 AM-5:00 PM
Wednesday Sep 30 10:00 AM-4:30 PM
Friday Oct 2 5:30 PM-9:00 PM
10 am–4:30 pm, Monday–Friday
10 am–5:00 pm, Weekends and Holidays
Closed Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Day, and New Years Day.
Adults (Age 13 and above): $17.95
Children (Ages 3–12): $13.95
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Enhance your next visit to the Academy by downloading our free interactive app: ANS Explore! ANS Explore! is available for iOS and Android. Read more here.
With three floors of exhibit galleries and more than 18 million specimens in our collections, there really is something for everyone!
The museum welcomes groups of all kinds: clubs, college classes, corporations, school groups, scout troops, or informal groups of friends or family.
Get energized in our Academy Café.
Find wild souvenirs and gifts in our Shop.
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