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Academy of Natural Sciences

Dinosaurs, fossils and bugs, oh my!
This was my favorite museum as a kid, and since I never really grew up, it's still my favorite. It is the oldest natural history museum in the Americas. Founded in 1812, the Academy moved into its current building on Logan Circle in 1876 after its vast ever-expanding collections caused it to outgrow its previous locations. The museum’s signature exhibits include dinosaurs, fossils, live butterflies, dioramas, and much more.

1900 Benjamin Franklin Pkwy, Philadelphia, PA 19103, USA
+1 215-299-1000
Sat, Sun 10am - 5pm
Mon - Fri 10am - 4:30pm