The Academy of Natural Sciences of Drexel University

Science Museum
1900 Benjamin Franklin Pkwy (at 19th St)
Philadelphia, PA 19103
(215) 299-1000
10:00am - 4:30pm
10:00am - 4:30pm
10:00am - 4:30pm
10:00am - 4:30pm
10:00am - 4:30pm
10:00am - 5:00pm
10:00am - 5:00pm


  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Everything is amazing here. From the huge dinosaur bones to the butterfly room and the massive rock of quartz, this place is great. A wonderful atmosphere for kids and adults alike.
  • It's the best museum in the entire world. Their dinosaur exhibit is awesome and the live animal collection is very exciting.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Standing in front of The Academy of Natural Sciences you will see a statue of scientist Joseph Leidy, the father of paleontology. Wonder what hes holding? Its the jaw bone of an Ice Age lion.
  • Many of the museums live animals are featured in shows throughout the day. Dont miss the small but dazzling gem and crystal collection.
  • 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!
  • Bring the kids! They'll love the dinosaurs and butterflies!
  • Home to one of world's best natural history collections. Don't miss Dinosaur Hall, one of the best places in the U.S. to see dinosaurs.
  • My kids need all the knowledge that they can get

Nearby places

222 N 20th St (at Winter St)
Logan Square (Benjamin Franklin Pkwy & 19th)
1501 John F Kennedy Blvd (at N 15th St)