Academy of Natural Science

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Academy of Natural Science | Go Philadelphia Pass

What you'll do

Cast your eyes over 30 dinosaur skeletons at the Academy of Natural Science in Philadelphia.

Visit the Academy of Natural Science with Go City®

  • Pay nothing at the gate – simply scan your digital pass.
  • Includes all-access admission to the Academy of Natural Science museum and its special exhibits.

Not only will you get to view a whopping 30 dinosaur skeletons, but you'll also have access to the tropical butterfly garden, and get the chance to dig for bones and fossils.

If you're a museum lover and you're exploring the city, you must put the Academy of Natural Science on your Philadelphia itinerary. 

Discover dinosaur skeletons and dig for fossils at this interactive Philadelphia museum dedicated to all things nature. You'll be transported to the great outdoors as you explore ecosystems across the globe and interact with the hands-on exhibits. There's a tropical butterfly garden, a dinosaur hall with over 30 species, and wilderness dioramas that fuse art and science. Little ones will love Outside In where they can interact with live animals, and Indiana Jones fans will dig the chance to grab a fossil brush and identify bones and fossils.

Naturalist shows and interactive presentations from the museum staff take place every day. And, there are temporary exhibitions throughout the year, so pick up a schedule to get the lowdown before you visit.

Academy of Natural Science museum highlights

  • Butterflies! – See live butterflies from around the world flying around this tropical garden exhibit.
  • Outside In – geared towards kids from 3-8 and their parents, this offers visitors a chance to get hands-on with live animals.
  • Dinosaur Hall – see skeletons of more than 30 species, including Avaceratops, Chasmosaurus, Tyrannosaurus rex, and more. Learn about the science behind paleontology and important discoveries.
  • The Big Dig – put on some goggles, grab your fossil brush, and get digging. With the focus on younger audiences, visitors can dig around a designated area to find and identify bones and fossils.
  • Dioramas – a fusion of art and science, these windows into wildernesses of far-off places are both fascinating and educational.

Academy of Natural Science facts

  • Founded in 1812, the Academy of Natural Science is the oldest natural science research institution and museum in the New World
  • This museum was formerly known as the Academy of Sciences in Philadelphia
  • Over the past 200 years, this Philadelphia museum has been at the forefront of scientific research throughout the world

Go City is the best choice for maximum savings and flexibility when sightseeing in Philadelphia. Your pass includes Philadelphia Academy of Natural Science Museum tickets, plus admission to dozens of top Philadelphia attractions.

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Know before you go

Getting In: show your pass at the admission desk. 

For more information visit the Academy of Natural Science website.

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Where you'll be

Operating hours

Wednesday - Friday: 10:00AM - 4:30PM
Saturday - Sunday: 10:00AM - 5:00PM

Closings & holidays

Please call the museum on +1 215-299-1000 for other holiday closings or visit the Academy of Natural Sciences website for more details.

Academy of Natural Science

(215) 299-1000

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