Philadelphia’s Academy of Natural Sciences: Family Fun and Learning, Not Far from Meetinghouse in Boothwyn

August 21, 2014

Looking for a fun, family outing? Check out The Academy of Natural Sciences. Just off the Benjamin Franklin Parkway, it's a quick drive from Meetinghouse. There, you can delve deep into the science of nature, both past and present, with incredible and interactive exhibits like the Dinosaur Hall, where the skeleton of a Tyrannosaurus Rex stares down at you, or a tropical garden inhabited by exotic butterflies from all corners of the world.

The Academy of Natural Sciences lets kids and adults interact with exhibits in many ways. Come see arresting dioramas, detailed paintings, and 3-D replications of worlds made distant by geography and time. Kids can climb into a model dinosaur skull, dig in a mock archeological site, or touch exotic animals like the creepy Madagascar cockroach. There's no end to the ways The Academy of Natural Sciences can excite and engage both kids and parents. Visit the website for up-to-date information on events and special exhibits.

The Academy of Natural Sciences
1900 Benjamin Franklin Parkway
Philadelphia, PA 19103
(215) 299-1000