Oldest natural-science institution in the Western Hemisphere stays young with exhibits of rare and exciting specimens
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How Your Membership Works: With both offers, general member benefits are given to two adults and up to five kids in the same household or five grandkids (under the age of 18) for one full year from the date of your online activation. If you purchase the Family Plus offer, you will also receive free general admission for two guests on each visit. Read all about the benefits here: http://ansp.org/get-involved/membership/
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About Academy of Natural Sciences
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. 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 hands-on children's nature center, and a signature Dinosaur Hall. Guests can 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 fossil dig, and opportunities to interact with science experts, Philadelphia’s natural history museum offers surprises for all ages.