Located in the rear of the museum's ground floor, the center is home to over 100 live birds, mammals, reptiles & other creatures. Visitors can check out behind-the-scenes action as the resident critters are fed and tended to by caretakers. All the animals involved are either injured or bred in captivity and would not survive in the wild.
The Academy's children's area features a diverse array of hands-on science and nature activities designed to stimulate children's curiosity about the world. Highlights include a special microscope with a large screen, a nature lab, a life-size tree with hidden animals to find, a kid-sized eagle's nest and more.
This annual show features thousands of exotic shells, competitive shell displays, a marketplace offering shells and shell-based crafts and jewelry, tours of the Academy's mollusk collection and a wide range of fun family activities.
Join staff from the Academy of Natural Sciences of Drexel University for a screening of a to-be-announced "awesomely awful" film. Academy experts will be onstage to comment on the movie's scientific inaccuracies.
The annual Cuisine From the Collections is a fun event featuring foods, from the common to the exotic, based on the collections of the Academy of Natural Sciences of Drexel University. Food stations set up around the museum will feature ingredients not usually found in the kitchen, from bugs and snakes to snails and more. Enjoy unique tastings from notable chefs, gourmet fare and specialty cocktails.