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“A MUST SEE for your Philly visit!” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Academy of Natural Sciences of Drexel University

Academy of Natural Sciences of Drexel University
1900 Benjamin Franklin PKWY, Philadelphia, PA 19103 (City Center West)
215-299-1000
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Ranked #51 of 555 things to do in Philadelphia
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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Fee: Yes
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Owner description: Founded in 1812, the Academy of Natural Sciences of Drexel University is a world-class natural history museum dedicated to advancing research, education, and public engagement in biodiversity and environmental science. Visitors can enjoy four floors of interactive permanent exhibits, come face-to-face with T. rex and other prehistoric creatures in Dinosaur Hall, take a stroll in a tropical garden in the live Butterflies! exhibit, and see animals up close in the Live Animal Center.
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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13 reviews 13 reviews
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“A MUST SEE for your Philly visit!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2012

Great place! Not the norm, which is why it's wonderful! See exhibits, films, animal displays, something to suit everyone! Be sure the check out the famous Logan's Circle Fountain across the street while you're there!

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pennsylvania
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“Excellent experience for young and old..”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2012

From the Butterfly room to Dinosaur Hall and the World wildlife expo, this is a great stop on your tour in Philidelphia..Your kids will love it..

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West Chester, Pennsylvania
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“Still Love It!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2012

Have been going to the Academy since I was a kid...now bring my kids. Still an excellent experience. Many things to see and do...fun!

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“Alwasys great”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2012

There is always something new to see. The location is somewhat handy as you can hit this museum and the Franklin Institute at the same time.

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“Great dinosaurs ... Creepy old stuffed animals”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2012

The review title is a paraphrase of my 8 year-old's review. The Academy is a great stop if you got a kid that is into dinosaurs but the stuff animal dioramas are a bit dated. For a more complete day out try the Zoo or the Franklin Inst.

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