The Academy of Natural Sciences, Philadelphia

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  • August 14, 2017
    Wondeful exhibitions, working on a ceative future and still have some excellent 1950s dioramas that are also being upgaded. Definitely wortha visit for any Natural History nut!  more »
  • August 11, 2017
    I'm giving the museum an overall score of 4 stars based on my experience and expectations. We used our local library's membership (free to use) to get in, so I can't say anything about price. We took ...  more »
  • August 6, 2017
    Our family really enjoyed the Academy of Natural Sciences. We spent about 4 hours there and saw all we wanted. It was worth it to us to spend the extra $5 per person to go in the Backyard Exhibit. The...  more »
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  • May 19, 2017
    We went there because of the frog signs on the front of the building, only too learn when we got in that the exhibit had closed the day before. It was still worth the visit though. Half of the first floor is the permanent dinosaur exhibit, which is great. There butterflies were also very cool. It was great trying to find them amongst the plants. One of the curators pointed out where they keep the cocoons and chrysalis. I even learned that moths have cocoons and butterflies have chrysalis. We only had about an hour and a half before closing time so we did not get to see everything. I would love to go back and explore more.
  • July 7, 2017
    It leaves you wanting a little more for the price. Butterfly exhibit is neat. Dinosaur exhibit is very cool. Dioramas of wildlife from different regions are very nicely done
  • June 1, 2017
    We paid the extra $3 to see the butterflies, It was worth it. The butterflies were beautiful and we even had a few land on us. I had my grandma in the wheelchair and easily navigated our way through the museum. The exhibits were able to be enjoyed without my grandma getting in and out of the wheelchair. The kids, especially my 9 year old son, loved the exhib on the 3rd flood. He enjoyed petting the turtile and snake. The kids were learning and not even realizing it.
  • July 11, 2017
    Great place for families with young kids. Lots of hands on exhibits for small hands, but I would probably cap this around age 9/10. Restrooms are conveniently located and there is a lunch area downstairs.
  • June 3, 2017
    I took my daughter here, and we had such a great time! We're definitely coming back when she's older, so she can learn more about the natural world.

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