Academy of Natural Sciences of Drexel University

Acadamy of Natural Sciences - Image for Web ProfileHours you can use your STAMP pass:

  • Weekdays, 10 a.m.–4:30 p.m.
  • Weekends, 10 a.m.–5 p.m.

The museum is closed on Thanksgiving, Christmas, and New Year’s Day.

*Free STAMP admission does not apply to group visits and does not cover special exhibitions or featured programming.

Visit the Academy of Natural Sciences of Drexel University to get face-to-face with towering dinosaurs, meet live animals, and explore a tropical garden filled with live butterflies. With interactive science exhibits from around the globe, a children’s discovery center, a fossil dig, and opportunities to interact with science experts, Philadelphia’s natural history museum offers surprises for all ages.


1900 Benjamin Franklin Parkway, Philadelphia, PA 19103


Public Transit Options: Three SEPTA bus routes run within a block of the Academy. Southbound Routes 32 and 33 use 19th Street. Northbound Route 32 uses 18th Street, while Northbound Route 33 uses 20th Street. Route 38 uses 20th Street in both directions. In addition, Westbound Route 48 uses Arch Street, while several Subway-Surface Trolleys and the Market-Frankford Line run under Market Street. Suburban Station is the closest regional rail station.

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Enjoy a healthy snack or meal during your visit to the Academy. We offer a variety of options for you to consider at the Academy Café, including sandwiches, pizza, salads, and a daily hot special.

The Academy Shop offers a wide variety of nature-inspired items for all ages, including educational toys and activity kits, a wide selection of books and field guides, real fossils and minerals, distinctive jewelry, and Academy-exclusive items.


Find the Academy of Natural Sciences on Facebook and follow them on Twitter and Instagram @AcadNatSci.