Academy of Natural Sciences in Philadelphia, PA

Another favorite museum of ours here in Philadelphia is the Academy of Natural Sciences of Drexel University.  In my opinion, it’s a undervalued museum that doesn’t get enough attention!  It’s small but it’s a neat little museum that’s worth a half day trip for any family visiting the Philadelphia area.

Of course they have the cool dinosaur area with lots of bones and interactive exhibits about dinosaurs:




The museum also has several floors of educational dioramas but our favorite exhibit is Outside In, a room on the 3rd floor where outdoor insects and other small animals are housed:


On our last trip there, I was actually on a field trip with my son’s third graders and we got to hear from someone who works at the museum and she showed us a couple of the animals who live at the museum.

IMG_1202The Academy of Natural Sciences is a nice half day trip.  Here’s some info on planning your visit to the Academy of Natural Sciences.

Also of interest, if you have time, the Franklin Institute is only a block away!

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