In March of 1812, seven amateur naturalists came together to officially establish what is now the oldest natural history museum in the country. On Monday, March 23, 2015, the Academy of Natural Sciences of Drexel University is celebrating this event with a pay-what-you-wish admission.
There will plenty to see and do. Did you know the Academy of Natural Sciences was created for the encouragement and cultivation of the sciences and the advancement of useful learning?
Today the Academy is a leading natural history museum and the place to discover towering dinosaurs, experience a working fossil preparation lab, stroll among live butterflies, participate in hands-on activities, and much more. When you visit the Academy on Founder’s Day you and your family will be able to visit the Changing Exhibit Hall to see the Titanoboa Monster Snake. There is a $3 fee for this exhibit.
There will even be live animal shows at 11, 11:45 and 2:30. Cool, right?
The Academy staff will be manning the high tech discovery carts (Carts of Curiosity) that feature a macro lens on one cart and a digital microscope on the other. What is it like to be a scientist? You can find out at the carts that will feature specimens and maybe a live animal.
There will also be a Science Now activity located at the Science Live Kiosk. Visitors will be able to interact with an educator and participate in a demonstration and/or experiment to gain a better understanding of the natural processes behind the current science related events in the news. The science behind the event explored involves background and feedback from Academy and Drexel Scientist’s research.
So mark the date on your calendar and help the Academy celebrate Founder’s Day.
Regular admission is $15.95 for adults; $13.95 for children 3 through 12, seniors, college students, and military personnel; and free for members and children under 3.
Academy of Natural Sciences of Drexel University
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