Sunday, September 21, 2014
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Academy of Natural Sciences of Drexel University

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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!
    • Sunday, September 21, 2014
    • This exhibit features a lush, tropical garden filled with beautiful butterflies from around the world.
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      Dinosaur Hall
    • Sunday, September 21, 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
    • Sunday, September 21, 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
    • Sunday, September 21, 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
    • Sunday, September 21, 2014
    • This exhibit features two genuine mummies residing in a reconstructed Egyptian tomb.
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      Marveling at Mollusks
    • Sunday, September 21, 2014
    • This exhibit features almost 100 mollusk specimens, including clams, scallops, conches, cowries & others.
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      Science at the Academy
    • Sunday, September 21, 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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      Pinned! Insect Art, Insect Science
    • Sunday, September 21, 2014
    • "Pinned!" features eclectic groupings of framed insects in a wide range of colors and textures, illustrating the vibrant diversity of the insect world.
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      Chocolate: The Exhibition
    • Saturday, October 11, 2014
    • This interactive exhibit explores the scientific and cultural history of one of the world's most popular confections.
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      Access to Science: Opening Doors to Autism
    • Saturday, October 11, 2014
    • Visitors and families with members on the autism spectrum are invited to enjoy early entry to the Academy of Natural Sciences of Drexel University for a quieter, more controlled experience.
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      Philadelphia Shell Show & Ocean Festival
    • Saturday, October 18, 2014
    • 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.
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      Mega-Bad Movie Night
    • Thursday, October 23, 2014
    • 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.
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      Cuisine From the Collections
    • Saturday, November 8, 2014
    • 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.