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Academy of Natural Sciences

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Orchids Bloom This Weekend On The Ben Franklin Parkway

An international orchid show has transformed the Academy of Natural Sciences on the Ben Franklin Parkway this weekend.

04/11/2014

(The Delaware River, photographed from Neshaminy State Park, looking toward center city Philadelphia.  Photo by John Ostapkovich)

$35-Million Research Project Aims To Protect Del. River Drinking Water

This is a watershed moment — for the 13,500-square-mile Delaware River watershed, that is.

04/01/2014

Timshel Purdum demonstrates the Academy of Natural Sciences' website for children on the autism spectrum. (Credit: Mike DeNardo)

Academy Of Natural Sciences Launches Effort To Be More Welcoming To Autistic Children

The Academy of Natural Sciences has launched an effort to make museum visits more welcoming to children with autism.

03/04/2014

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Paleopalooza Takes Place At Academy Of Natural Sciences

It’s a celebration of dinosaurs. Paleopalooza is taking place Saturday and Sunday at the Academy of Natural Sciences of Drexel University.

02/15/2014

The brown marmorated stink bug. (credit:  PAUL J. RICHARDS/AFP/Getty Images)

Cold Weather Not Extreme Enough To Kill Off Pesky Insects

Insects we share the planet with have adapted to the cold temps we’ve been seeing lately.

02/01/2014

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

Unique Fundraiser Held This Weekend In Philadelphia

The Academy of Natural Sciences holds its second annual museum fundraiser this Saturday, which they call “Cuisine from the Collections.”

10/28/2013

(Jennifer Sontchi, "Dinosaurs Unearthed" exhibit director at The Academy of Natural Sciences of Drexel University. Credit: John McDevitt)

Dinosaur Exhibit Unearthed At Academy of Natural Sciences

They’re not your old animatronics from ten years ago,” says Jennifer Sontchi, exhibit director at the Academy of Natural Sciences of Drexel University. “They look like real animals.”

10/10/2013

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Dr. Ruth Patrick, Dead At 105

Dr. Ruth Patrick, a world authority on freshwater ecosystems whose career at the Academy of Natural Sciences spanned more than 70 years, died last Monday in Lafayette Hill.

09/29/2013

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Pa. Art Exhibit Captures Deadly, Dazzling Snakes

A striking new photography exhibit at the Academy of Natural Sciences might make people scared of snakes a bit rattled.

06/23/2013

Non-Conventional Housing Forum At Academy Of Natural Sciences

The Academy of Natural Sciences is hosting a free forum tonight at 6pm on different kinds of non-conventional housing and how it can help in challenged communities, like inner cities.

05/23/2013

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Historical Marker Placed at Original Founding Site of Academy of Natural Sciences

Six young and successful men got together in 1812 in a cake shop near 3rd and Market Streets to launch their endeavor.

05/15/2013

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Cicadas Will Soon Emerge From Their 17-Year Hiding Places

Once the weather and the ground warm up, some parts of the Delaware Valley will see one of nature’s spectacles

05/01/2013

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Top Museums For Kids In Philadelphia

Philly is a museum town, and we’ve got lots of kid-friendly hotspots that prove it.

03/30/2013

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Carver Science Fair Underway At Academy Of Natural Sciences

About 500 projects were submitted to the 34th annual George Washington Carver Science Fair by area 4th, 5th and 6th graders.

02/21/2013

(Science fair at Academy of Natural Sciences Credit: Hadas Kuznits)

Country’s Oldest City-Wide Science Fair Held At Academy Of Natural Sciences In Philadelphia

The country’s oldest city-wide science fair got underway Wednesday afternoon at the Academy of Natural Sciences of Drexel University on the Ben Franklin Parkway.

02/20/2013

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