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Academy of Natural Sciences of Drexel University...

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Science Museums, School Trip, Educational, Historical, Special Needs
1900 Benjamin Franklin Pkwy, Philadelphia, PA
URL: Academy of Natural Sciences...  Phone: 215-299-1000

Activity Overview

Visit one of the premier natural and environmental science research institutions in the country and view specimens, illustrations and hands-on, educational activities relating to birds of paradise, dinosaurs, mollusks, and more. Live creatures, particularly butterflies, are also on display and featured in shows throughout the day.

Things to See & Do

  • Stroll through the butterfly garden where dozens of colorful butterflies will fly past and rest in various spots.
  • Inspect the diverse, informative exhibits covering such topics as chocolate, insects and "What Eats What."
  • Don't miss the "Outside In" center where children will be delighted by live animals and the opportunity to touch a meteorite, pan for shark teeth, see a live beehive and much more.

Academy of Natural Sciences of Drexel University Insider Tips

  • The "Outside In" Center is geared toward children 3-8 but appreciated by all ages.
  • The Academy Cafe has a wide range of tasty food for all ages.
  • A visit would be most relaxing toward the beginning of the week and after 2:00 p.m.
  • 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.

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