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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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10 am–4:30 pm, Monday–Friday
10 am–5 pm, Weekends and Holidays


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  • Adults (age 13 and above): $17.95
  • Children (ages 3–12): $13.95
  • Children (under age 3): free
  • Seniors (age 65+): $14.95
  • Military and Students (with ID): $14.95
  • Drexel DragonCard Holders: free
  • Weekday After 3 pm: $9.95 (online only)

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$3 fee for Butterflies! for visitors using free admission offers. (Fee not applicable to Academy members or DragonCard holders.)

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Insider Tips for Visiting

Get the most out of your Academy Visit! Take a look at these simple Insider Tips, and enjoy a fun and relaxing day at the Academy:

  • For a more quiet and relaxed visit, visit the Academy after 2 p.m.
  • The Academy is less crowded towards the beginning of the week, after the weekend. 
  • Logan Square Parking Garage located at 1815 Cherry Street offers discounted parking for Academy visitors. Validate your ticket at the front desk.
  • Using public transportation is often the easiest way to get to the Academy, with three SEPTA bus routes running within a block of the museum. Southbound Routes 32 and 33 use 19th Street. Northbound Route 32 uses 18th Street, while Northbound Route 33 uses 20th Street.
  • Don’t be shy. Talk to any of our educators located throughout the museum. All are extremely knowledgeable about our natural world. Come explore with us!

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.

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Museum Floor Plan

Plan your visit, check out our new exhibits, and find out about upcoming activities.
Discover the past and explore the future of the natural sciences in our online exhibits.
Make a difference, browse our programs, and get involved with the natural world.