News and information from Academy of Natural Sciences of Drexel University
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. The Academy houses 18 million plant and animal specimens, making its collection among the 10 largest in the U.S. Visitors to the museum can enjoy four floors of interactive permanent and changing exhibits, come face-to-face with T. rex, take a stroll through a tropical garden filled with live butterflies, touch live animals, and meet scientists. Evening author talks, classes and field trips for adults, Town Square panel discussions on important environmental issues, and Mega-Bad Movie Nights for young adults make the Academy a destination for all ages. In 2011 the Academy became an affiliate of Drexel University, a relationship that has strengthened both institutions.