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Academy of Natural Sciences of Drexel University
1900 Benjamin Franklin Pkwy. Philadelphia, PA 19103
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    Upcoming events
      Dinosaurs Unearthed
    • Monday, June 27, 2016
    • State-of-the-art and scientifically accurate, "Dinosaurs Unearthed" features more than a dozen realistic, full-bodied dinosaurs, as well as skeletons, fossil casts of skulls, claws, and horns, real specimens of mosasaur and spinosaurus teeth, an Oviraptor egg, and the ever-popular coprolite (dino poop). Visitors will experience brand-new interactives, such as a multi-touch table and a scale that tells you how you measure up to different dinosaurs. A dig site for young paleontologists, a "Dino Detective" touch-screen quiz, chances to control dinosaur movements, and other activities encourage exciting hands-on exploration.
      Presidential Archives: Letters, Hair & Fossils
    • Friday, July 1, 2016
    • With the Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia, the Academy dug deeply into its collections to showcase some highlights of the museum's connections to presidents of all political parties in its 204-year history. This intimate exhibition features unexpected personal items, including albums containing locks of hair from early commanders in chief, Thomas Jefferson's mastodon fossils, revealing correspondence, and other fascinating items that span science and politics.
      Tiny Tots
    • Wednesday, July 6, 2016
    • Young children and their favorite adults can explore nature through games, crafts, songs and museum adventures.
      Broad to Schuylkill
    • Saturday, July 9, 2016
    • Join the Academy of Natural Sciences of Drexel University and the Wagner Free Institute of Science this July for "Broad to Schuylkill," a competitive cultural scavenger hunt. Team up with up to five friends to conquer lists of challenges at 13 arts and cultural institutions in Philadelphia. Get points for Instagramming your completed challenges. Find out the winners and collect prizes at an after-party in celebration of all things Philly culture.