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The Academy of Natural Sciences, Philadelphia

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  • We have been going once or twice a year for the past several years. The kids enjoy it each and overtime. As they get older they just see things differently. Our local library has a free museum pass th...  more »
  • Had a wonderful time kids loved the exhibits and adults as well! We had fun finding the blue frog. Parking was an issue a lot of construction.  more »
  • Fantastic! We lived outside Philly for nearly 30 years and never visited this wonderful museum. Visiting last week, we made it a priority. And what a cool place. There is a Frogs, A Chorus of Colors e...  more »
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  • Pros: they have a bunch of dinosaur skeletons, an exhibition that explains how to make dioramas, and a shell show. Cons: it's basically a kindergarten. No, seriously. Everything is organized for kids, especially when it comes to dinosaurs, and, of course, kids are everywhere, screaming as usual. So be prepared. Free shells are for kids only. Also they mention that they have items from Thomas Jefferson's collection or those collected by Lewis and Clark, but you'll never see any sign on any item that says it's from these collections. I wish they had it.
  • One of the best museums in Philly. I am constantly amazed by the displays and knowledgeable staff
  • Very cool. The exhibits are very neat. I went for the Restaurant festival. Awesome all you can eat food and drinks for $45. Definitely got my money's worth. Dress for heat though. There were a lot of people and booths cooking, so the temperature was warm. Great time 5 star.
  • Great for kids and adults. If you plan on visiting more than once a year, or if you live locally and want to attend some great programs, consider getting an annual membership- it's well worth the cost.
  • I have been a member here for 3 years now. I park a few blocks away for a weekend rate of $8. Nice exhibits, with my favorite being the changing exhibits. Tarantulas just finished and Dinosaurs are returning to that exhibit. The staff and volunteers are friendly and knowledgeable . Seating could be more comfortable , except the auditorium . There is a cafe , but their food can be unappealing at times, and pricey.