Visit the Academy

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!


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

skeletal mount of Tyrannosaurus in Dinosaur Hall

Signature Exhibits

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

 

Upcoming Events

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  • Winter Wonderland in Outside In: Armadillo Ice Fishing

    Sunday Jan 22 1:00 PM-2:00 PM

    From February 21–27, the animal enclosures in Outside In will get a festive winter makeover! We’re bringing the winter weather indoors to our animals as snowflakes fall all over the exhibit.
  • Super Science Cyber School Day

    Monday Jan 23 11:00 AM-1:00 PM

    Super Science Cyber School Day is a full day of fun hands-on science for cyber school students of all ages. Meet kids and families from the Philadelphia area and come face-to -face with live animals, handle real fossils, plan your own experiment and meet super science experts!
  • Academy Town Square featuring Senator Bob Casey

    Thursday Jan 26 7:15 PM-9:00 PM

    The 2017 Academy Town Square series of the Academy of Natural Sciences of Drexel University kicks off Thursday, Jan. 26, with Sen. Bob Casey, in a talk and panel discussion co-hosted with PennEnvironment. Casey will discuss the effects of climate change on the health of Pennsylvanians, particularly children.
  • Frogs Opening Weekend

    Saturday Feb 4 10:00 AM-5:00 PM

    Join us for a special weekend of activties and the opening of our new exhibit, Frogs: A Chorus of Colors.
  • Frogs Opening Weekend

    Sunday Feb 5 10:00 AM-5:00 PM

    Join us for a special weekend of activties and the opening of our new exhibit, Frogs: A Chorus of Colors.
  • Froguary

    Saturday Feb 11 10:00 AM-5:00 PM

    Hop on over to our pad for a whole month of ribbiting weekend programming! February becomes “Froguary” at the Academy as we celebrate our new exhibit, Frogs: A Chorus of Colors, featuring dozens of beautiful live frogs in gorgeous habitats.
  • Access to Science: Opening Doors to Autism

    Sunday Feb 12 9:00 AM-11:00 AM

    Children on the autism spectrum and their families are invited to experience the museum before the crowds.
  • Froguary

    Sunday Feb 12 10:00 AM-5:00 PM

    Hop on over to our pad for a whole month of ribbiting weekend programming! February becomes “Froguary” at the Academy as we celebrate our new exhibit, Frogs: A Chorus of Colors, featuring dozens of beautiful live frogs in gorgeous habitats.
  • Froguary

    Saturday Feb 18 10:00 AM-5:00 PM

    Hop on over to our pad for a whole month of ribbiting weekend programming! February becomes “Froguary” at the Academy as we celebrate our new exhibit, Frogs: A Chorus of Colors, featuring dozens of beautiful live frogs in gorgeous habitats.
  • Froguary

    Sunday Feb 19 10:00 AM-5:00 PM

    Hop on over to our pad for a whole month of ribbiting weekend programming! February becomes “Froguary” at the Academy as we celebrate our new exhibit, Frogs: A Chorus of Colors, featuring dozens of beautiful live frogs in gorgeous habitats.
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