One-Year Individual or Family Membership to the Academy of Natural Sciences of Drexel University (Up to 53% Off)

Logan Square, Philadelphia

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Oldest natural-science institution in the Western Hemisphere stays young with exhibits of rare and exciting specimens

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Expires May 31st, 2013. Limit 1 per person, may buy 3 additional as gifts. Valid only for option purchased. Must activate in person by expiration date on your Groupon, membership expires 12 months from activation date. Not valid for current membership renewal. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.

Without science, humans would never have conquered space or turned Atlantis into the world’s largest water park. Salute scientific accomplishments with this Groupon.

Choose Between Two Options

  • $25 for a one-year Individual membership (a $50 value)
  • $42 for a one-year Family membership (an $89 value). The Family membership includes two adults and up to five children younger than 18 from the same household, or up to five grandchildren younger than 18.

Members receive benefits including year-round admission to the academy, special access to collections, and discounts on workshops, merchandise, and events.

Academy of Natural Sciences of Drexel University

By most people’s standards, the Academy of Natural Sciences of Drexel University is old — founded in 1812, it’s the oldest natural sciences institution in the Western Hemisphere. But the Academy is a baby compared to the specimens it houses, some of which date back more than 350 million years.

Explorers Stephen Long and Ferdinand Hayden’s series of western wilderness expeditions formed the foundation of the Academy's 18-million-item collection, which it began displaying to the public in 1828. Over the subsequent 60 years, the Academy grew to three times its original size through donations, museum purchases, and daily doses of multivitamins. Now situated at 19th and Benjamin Franklin Parkway, the Academy houses more than 35 dioramas of plants and animals collected during global wildlife expeditions, a live animal center with ceiling-to-floor observation windows, and nearly a hundred mollusk specimens. A tropical garden hosts live butterflies from around the world, while Dinosaur Hall contains skeletal mounts of more than 30 Mesozoic species, including a 42-foot-long T. rex.

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All Locations

  • Logan Square (138.9 miles)

    1900 Benjamin Franklin Parkway

    Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19103

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