Academy of Natural Science


Academy of Natural Sciences  in Philadelphia, Philadelphia County

We are big fans of The Academy of Natural Sciences.  Families can wander among towering dinosaur skeletons or discover an indoor tropical butterfly garden. Explore ecosystems from around the world and visit the great outdoors through our hands-on discovery center for children. Plus, there are always Special Exhibits which keep you coming back!  And have you been to The Academy of Natural Sciences at Night?  Check out Safari Overnight!

Special Events throughout the Year
  • Philadelphia Shell Show  October
  • Paleopalooza  March
  • Philadelphia Science Festival  April
  • Bugfest  August
  • Animal Superhero April
  • 10 am–4:30 pm, Monday–Friday
  • 10 am–5:00 pm, Weekends and Holidays
  • Closed Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Day, and New Years Day.
General Admission:
  • Adults (age 13 and above): $15.95
  • Children (ages 3–12): $13.95
  • Children (under age 3): free
  • Seniors (age 65+): $13.95
  • Military and Students (with ID): $13.95
  • Drexel DragonCard Holders: free

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

Contact: 215.299.1000

Address: The Academy of Natural Sciences of Drexel University, 1900 Benjamin Franklin Parkway, Philadelphia, PA 19103


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