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From a working dig site & paleo lab to an indoor tropical garden with live butterflies; from stunning historic dioramas to live animals you can touch - You just can't help but learn while you're here.
Home of the Philadelphia Geek Awards, the nearly 200-year-old Academy is the place where you can hold a butterfly, catch a naturalist presentation and see the world's first mounted dinosaur skeleton.
Dinos! Visit the fossil lab in Dino Hall.
Head to the live butterfly exhibit where there are over 40 different species flying around.
From 1:00-3:00 p.m. on most Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays , a scientist comes out from the lab to introduce the public to a project like skinning birds, pressing plants or sorting bugs.
Check out the live beehive in the Outside-in room.
The is an often overlooked hidden gem that has a live butterfly garden and live animals for the children. Often thought of as the dinosaur museum, this place has much much more.
Standing in front of The Academy of Natural Sciences you will see a statue of scientist Joseph Leidy, the ‘father of paleontology.’ Wonder what he’s holding? It’s the jaw bone of an Ice Age lion.
Come see Creatures of the Abyss before it closes on September 6!
Check out the adult programs that happen here. Mega Bad Movie nights, panel discussions, exhibits and exhibitions just to name a few.
DragonCard holder? Show your card and get in for free!
Kids will enjoy digging for bones.
Check out the Dioramas and the "making of" section. For tourists: this deal is a part of the "City Pass" which also grants you admission to places like the Aquarium, Tolley Rides, Franklins house.
Bring the kids! They'll love the dinosaurs and butterflies!
Become a member at the Academy and enjoy the annual Members Night event, an exclusive look behind the scenes of the museum. Chat with the scientists and enjoy activities prepared especially for you!
Buy A Glorious Enterprise: The Academy of Natural Sciences of Philadelphia and the Making of American Science to learn about the history of the museum as an evolving entity and...
It was a nice adventure.. Got 2 c a lot of different animals..Snakes,,Turtles Iguana... My niece loves it..
Where T Rex is, is the oldest part of the musuem... Built in1876 for the centennial
Ride the puma!
The Bizarre Beasts temporary exhibit is incredible. You should not miss it!
It's the best museum in the entire world. Their dinosaur exhibit is awesome and the live animal collection is very exciting.
My kids need all the knowledge that they can get
Go on a behind-the-scenes tour if you ever have a chance. The malacology and entomology departments are my favorite. Don't forget to say hi to Tokala the red fox, who is white, downstairs!
The butterflies exhibit is always my favorite part!
Stop by on Fridays at 3 pm for the "Turning the Page" event - each week a new page from John James Audubon's "Birds of America" is displayed. It takes 7 1/2 years to complete the book!
check out the butterfly exhibit!
Talk so sam, in dinosaur area, super interesting!!
Check out "We Wrote the Book!" on the second floor next to the library!
Groupon special today!
Great place for kids on rainy days! The third floor is great when you are tired but the kids arent! Just let them run around and have fun with the real rabbit they have there!
Small collection can be comfortably seen in half a day.
This place is awesome for kids and adults alike!!
Come to the dark side- the collections space is where all the cool kids hang out
Watch your step in the butterfly room.
Should come here for a visit! Specially, come and see the live butterfly flying all over you! And of course the roaring dinosaurs!! Haha
The butterfly room is really amazing, but hot (80°)
In my opinion, one of the best museum in the Tri-State area. They have a little bit of everything. Bonus: Drexel students get in free and get discounts off (I think 10%) at their awesome gift store!
It is a nice place for kids. Go to the butterfly show!
All active duty, National Guard and Reserve military personnel and their families can enjoy free admission from Memorial Day through Labor Day.thanks to the Blue Star Museum program!
Go to the outside in exhibit early. They start taking in the animals well before 4.
Be prepared to deal with hordes of loud and unruly children.
Buy your ticket online ahead time.