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Academy of Natural Sciences of Drexel University
1900 Benjamin Franklin Pkwy. Philadelphia, PA 19103
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    Upcoming events
      Tiny Titans: Dinosaur Eggs & Babies
    • Tuesday, November 21, 2017
    • Take a rare and exciting look at dinosaurs through their eggs, nests and embryos. "Tiny Titans: Dinosaur Eggs and Babies" blends the arts and sciences in an astonishing array of authentic dinosaur eggs and nests collected from around the world, including examples from each of the major plant- and meat-eating dinosaur groups. Visitors can touch dinosaur fossils, play paleontologist and dig for dinosaur eggs, examine real dinosaur embryo skin and eggshells under magnification, get up close to a Protoceratops family, and more.
      A Peek at the Past, A Look Toward the Future
    • Tuesday, November 21, 2017
    • Long before the grand Benjamin Franklin Parkway was built, the Academy of Natural Sciences was drawing tourists to the site with the first dinosaur skeleton ever displayed. As Philadelphia celebrates the centennial of our version of the Champs-Élysées, the Academy presents A Peek at the Past, A Look at the Future, an intimate exhibit that illustrates a century of progress at the parkway's first cultural institution and offers a glimpse of our future focus. Experience the dramatic changes to the museum's architecture and exhibitions; explore scientific field expeditions; discover famous Academy members through the years, and see where the next century will take us.
      Wild Wizarding Weekend
    • Friday, November 24, 2017
    • Explore the magical world of the Academy's phenomenal beasts with a weekend of spellbinding, hands-on activities! Meet the museum's live animals and learn about the actual animals that inspire your favorite wizarding stories. Play a Bunny and Broomsticks game, make a magic wand, and take home a dragon's egg during this wild weekend where all wizards are welcome. Wear a costume and get a $2 discount at the door or save when you purchase online.