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Multi-Media Light Show Highlights Academy Of Natural Sciences 200th Annniversary

Academy of Natural Sciences of Drexel University (Credit: Will Klein)

Academy of Natural Sciences of Drexel University (Credit: Will Klein)

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By Dan Wing

PHILADELPHIA (CBS) – You may have noticed it on your evening drive through Center City – that dazzling digital display along the Benjamin Franklin Parkway.

The multi-media show lighting up the front of the Academy of Natural Sciences of Drexel University is part of the institution’s 200th anniversary.

As the music builds, spectators are treated to vivid visual images – A bald eagle in flight, dinosaurs of all shapes and sizes, marsupials and other mammals. Along with lizards, snakes and other creepy-crawlers like bugs. All moving in rhythm with the energetic and moving music beds, the display is part of the Academy’s Bicentennial – celebrating 200 years of adventure and discovery.

The awe-inspiring imagery is meant to highlight the Academy’s vast collection of 18-million plant and animal specimens.

The Light shows start at 7:30pm, and runs every half hour with the last show at 10:30pm.

Tuesday, March 27 will be the final night of the light show.