Experience ecosystems from around the world and be transported to the great outdoors with the exciting, hands-on exhibits at the Academy of Natural Sciences at Drexel University, right in Philadelphia.
Come face-to-face with towering dinosaur skeletons, meet live animals, stroll through an indoor, tropical garden filled with live butterflies, dig for fossils, and more. Historic dioramas depict ecosystems, plant, and animal life from all over the world, so the learning reaches far beyond the confines of Pennsylvania, or even the US.
Watch the Academy staff preparing fossils in the Fossil Prep Lab before they get sent off to be studied by scientists, and more – the Academy of Natural Sciences features regular and temporary interactive exhibits and a Children’s Discovery Center, all geared towards providing visitors a chance to be a scientist for a day and interact with real science experts.
This research institute is dedicated to advancing research, education, and public engagement in biodiversity and environmental science.
What to expect:
The Philadelphia Pass gets you free General Admission tickets to the Academy of Natural Science.
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