Academy of Natural Sciences

Academy of Natural Sciences

Credit Will Klein

The Academy of Natural Sciences is located in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. There are many interesting and fun activities for your group to enjoy during the visit. There are events and programs and fascinating exhibits. The location also features a Fossil Prep Lab, a Butterfly Garden, and historic dioramas. Adult Classes and Field Studies are engaging and fascinating. Featured activities include: collecting bugs, identifying fossils, or fishing in a stream. Your group may wish to stay inside and take a class supplemented by the Academy’s collections, archives, specimens, or live animals. Featured exhibits include the following: Butterflies, Dinosaur Hall, Outside In, Secrets of the Diorama, Marveling at Mollusks, Science at the Academy, What Eats What, and We Wrote the Book. Secrets of the Diorama shows the group about the history of the dioramas and you will also get to see how the paintings, plants, and animals were created. The exhibition Marveling at Mollusks displays nearly 100 specimens that are from the scientific collections of the Academy’s Malacology Department.

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