Tuesday, July 22, 2014
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Academy of Natural Sciences of Drexel University

MUSEUM
Academy of Natural Sciences of Drexel University
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1900 Benjamin Franklin Pkwy. Philadelphia, PA 19103
215-299-1000
  • Calendar
    Upcoming events
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      Butterflies!
    • Tuesday, July 22, 2014
    • This exhibit features a lush, tropical garden filled with beautiful butterflies from around the world.
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      Dinosaur Hall
    • Tuesday, July 22, 2014
    • Check out over 30 dinosaur skeletons as well as dinosaur eggs, footprints, sculptures, paleontologist tools and more.
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      The Florence R. Foerderer Live Animal Center
    • Tuesday, July 22, 2014
    • 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.
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      Outside-In
    • Tuesday, July 22, 2014
    • 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.
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      Egyptian Mummies
    • Tuesday, July 22, 2014
    • This exhibit features two genuine mummies residing in a reconstructed Egyptian tomb.
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      Marveling at Mollusks
    • Tuesday, July 22, 2014
    • This exhibit features almost 100 mollusk specimens, including clams, scallops, conches, cowries & others.
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      Science at the Academy
    • Tuesday, July 22, 2014
    • This exhibit focuses on some of the top-notch science research going on at the Academy. It includes a replica of a 375-million-year-old fossil containing fish and land animal bones.
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      Lori Nix: Unnatural History
    • Tuesday, July 22, 2014
    • "Unnatural History" offers a playful, imaginative look at what goes on behind the dioramas at a natural history museum. Science, facts and animals come together in complex scenes that lean towards the absurd and/or hilarious.
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      Birds of Paradise
    • Tuesday, July 22, 2014
    • Based on the research of photographer Tim Laman and ornithologist Edwin Scholes, this interactive exhibit explores the lives and behaviors of birds-of-paradise though a combination of video, photos, audio files and specimens.
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      Bug Fest
    • Saturday, August 9, 2014
    • Visitors can enjoy a variety of insect-themed activities and displays throughout the weekend. Make your own insect-themed artwork, see many live insects as well as specimens from the Academy's collections, watch a cockroach race, taste foods that contain insects and more.