La Academia de Ciencias Naturales de la Universidad Drexel (en inglés, Academy of Natural Sciences of Drexel University), anteriormente la Academia de Ciencias Naturales de Filadelfia (Academy of Natural Sciences of Philadelphia), es a la vez una institución de investigación científica y un museo de historia natural. Está situada en la ciudad de Filadelfia, en el estado de Pensilvania, en Estados Unidos. Fundada originalmente en 1812 es la institución científica más antigua de los Estados Unidos.
Foster W. Krupp | feb. 13, 2018
This is a wonderful museum. A must see for science and art lovers alike for its historical habitat dioramas. They are beautifully constructed and still hold up almost ninety years later. The museum is aimed a little young, but there is something for everyone. There are the dioramas, fossils, butterflies, and a special traveling exhibit. It's a little pricy to get in, but if you invest in a membership it pays for itself in just two trips. Plus, it gets you into other science museums through the passport program. Overall, I would highly recommend visiting a few times. It's a wonderful institution doing great work.
Dale Andrews | feb. 8, 2018
Amazing place. Never seems to be too busy. At least in a Sunday. The kiddos like it well enough to keep going back, at least to humor their dad enough. I admittedly like it more than they do. How about those still life exhibits? Expertly curated, beautiful, and PRESERVED. They were designed in the 30’s! Amazing.
Alexander Bowen | feb. 9, 2018
The Academy of Natural Sciences is an excellent example of well maintained and engaging exhibits. It's a great place to bring children of any age, as even a toddler can appreciate the texidermized animals, and the 3rd floor activities for young kids, whereas older children can marvel at the dinosaur exhibits, and the rotating special exhibit of the second floor. A family plus membership covers 2 adults 2 guests and 5 kids, and it's tax deductible, so it's an excellent value for dollar place to take the family, or even a date, through the permanent butterfly exhibit.
christina bozarth | mar. 5, 2018
The best place for lunch dates of any. especially younger ones there is a play and discovery are on top floor. We can always find street parking on the circle on sundays
David Bartel | ene. 22, 2018
Small and bit old feel but well done and explained. Loved the butterfly exhibit and the dinosaurs. Best for younger kids but after in or 9 years old if they ever went before it won't be such a hit.
Jeff L | mar. 27, 2018
This place rules. It's like that one museum in New York City (The Big Apple™, "Hey I'm walking here!" etc.) only not as big I think. It's like that museum because it has the stuffed wild animals behind glass in like fake nature settings. I like those. Every time I've been here there have been gaggles—gaggles, I say!—of super-friendly people set up around the museum with interesting things for the kids to see, touch, make and play with. Shout-out to these gaggles. I really appreciate y'all. It's also incredibly affordable relative to other museums in the area. I'm not naming names but *cough* FRANKLIN INSTITUTE *cough* Sorry. I'm just playing. I got love for all the cool places here in Philadelphia. The Windy City does it again 😁
Corie Robe | mar. 28, 2018
Sign up for the membership, help maintain the museum and get unlimited visits! I take my kids here often and it's cute to see them excited about the exhibits. Staff is super friendly and the place is always clean. As an adult, you get through everything in a few visits, but the kids can come back every weekend and be just as excited as the first visit.
Allison L | mar. 22, 2018
It's great here. Interesting for adults, fun for kids. My daughter loves checking out the Dino exhibits, the creepy crawly bugs in the kids area (they are in tanks), petting real live animals in the kids area, exploring the dioramas.. and she is 4. Their current crocs exhibit is fantastic. A nice mix of real crocodiles and alligators and some fake ones too with a lot of great information and cool interactive exhibits. We go to this museum often.
Tom McMasters | mar. 17, 2018
My kids love it. I call it the dead animal zoo. I always feel like more could be done with the exhibits other than the dinosaur area. They seem to pour most of their resources into that. The Croc exhibit was cool though. We all really enjoyed that.
Rob C | may. 5, 2018
Really nice, went on a Saturday morning not too busy because it was nice outside by myself. It’s not a large museum but if you take your time you can turn it into a couple peaceful hours. Museum skews younger, lots of questions next to exhibits like “what do you think the dinosaur ate” and the Dino dig and top floor are definitely for little ones. Plenty of adult content too, enough to learn something but not enough to be oppressive and where you read more than you look. $26 well spent. All the staff are very friendly including gift shop and cafe, that was nice. Food was reasonably priced and fresh (enough). Worth going at least once if you’ve never been.
L Carson | abr. 21, 2018
I was very surprised by how interesting The Academy of Natural Sciences is! We visited it after we had spent a few hours at The Franklin Institute (they are right across the way from each other) and it was the perfect end to our science-filled day. The Academy isn't big, but their displays are interesting & well-maintained (they were even renovating some dioramas while were were there). The kids had fun at The Big Dig, where they got goggles & an archeologist tool to try their hands at an excavation. Also, we spent some time in the butterfly room checking out the various species of moths and butterflies flying around. The staff was very friendly, helpful, & knowledgeable. We had a great chat with one of the women working there about their tortoise (who my kids thought was really cute, btw). The Academy is a great stop on your trip to Philly & it won't take up too much of your day to explore.
Brett Ransford | abr. 22, 2018
Worth every penny. We had such a good time exploring all the exhibits. Big fan of prehistoric marine reptiles, and of course dinosaurs. The crocodile exhibit is really interesting, so if you have a chance to make it before it's done, do it! Little crocs in the back are adorable. Butterfly room was hot, humid, and really fun. Lots for kids to do at this whole place, but also super fun for us adults. Live animals featured throughout the day too!
Aliraluna - | jun. 12, 2018
I have been to many great museums in Europe and I have to say this one is of the same caliber and has become one of my most favorite museums. The ticket price is quite high but believe me it is totally worth it. The background for the amazing real-looking animals is stunning, hand painted. I had the chance to see one (background) in the process and it is remarkable. The whole museum was enjoyable and my favorite were the dinosaurs. The dinosaur wing has amazing views of the outside so you can enjoy part of your day there too. The machine that takes you back in time for funny pictures (thanks to the green screen) was a reallt fun addition. I also liked that there were seats close to the dinosaurs so you could take cool pictures. The store is pretty great too. I also want to add how great the butterfly wing (no pun intended) was. I had the chance to see butterflies after so many years and before entering I saw for the first time a mantis! How great that was. In summary I had lots of fun and hope to visit it again in the future.
Noelle Kelly | may. 29, 2018
What a perfectly sized museum to take kids true it is very easy to find things and there is a lot to offer for all kids of different ages. My girls got to see some live animals of the top floor see bugs reptiles and they even liked the live animal showed that was held in the auditorium. It took us 3 hours to get through everything and that wasn't even reading many things so I would love to go back and take my time reading about the animals but my favorite part was the dinosaur section. We checked out the new exhibit of extreme bugs which was an additional charge and addition to that museum entrance.
Deidre Sims-Dill | may. 27, 2018
Wonderful experience for old and young. Eye-opening replicas of dinosaurs based on bones found. Kids love this place because they can play as much as they want while they learn. A really great thing to do is to spend time talking to volunteers who may be working on the reconstruction of a dinosaur model based on nothing but imagination!
Pao | jun. 22, 2018
Big, fun museum. We went for Dinos After Dark and it was a great family friendly evening. The staff is very friendly and helpful, and we encountered a couple bilingual staff members. Many interactive and hands on activities for kids (and grown ups). Parking can be challenging. Tons of different things to do and see
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