About Academy of
Founded in 1812, the Academy of Natural Sciences of Drexel University is a leading natural history museum dedicated to advancing research, education, and public engagement in biodiversity and environmental science. Museum visitors can get face-to-face with towering dinosaurs, explore a tropical garden filled with live butterflies, meet live animals, and see three continents of wildlife in their natural habitats.
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Come face to face with a Tyrannosaurus Rex in the Dinosaur Hall! Be delighted by a lush, tropical garden filled with colorful plants and a multitude of live butterflies from Central and South America, East Africa, and Southeast Asia in Butterflies! Get up close to the Academy’s reptiles and amphibians at our Reptile Tech Cart! See close up details through a high powered microscope, examine and touch snake skins, turtle shells, and more! Meet the furry, feathered, and scaly residents of the museum, and explore their behaviors, adaptations, and ecosystems. The museum’s Live Animal Center supports over 100 individual animal ambassadors and several colonies of invertebrates.
Good To Know
- When you arrive, please request a map/guide that has 3 itineraries and fun facts.
- Try the free audio tour!
- You may leave belongings in the open coatroom (at your own risk). It’s located opposite the entrance to the auditorium on the first level.
- There are engaging exhibits and activities that are fun for kids of all ages. Don’t miss Dinosaur Hall!
- Please check ansp.org for special events and exhibits.
- Don’t be shy. Talk to any of the educators located throughout the museum. All are extremely knowledgeable about our natural world.
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