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Spend an Afternoon at The Academy of Natural Sciences

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The Edgewater community is not far from the city’s premiere locations for fun fused education and excitement. One of those locations is The Academy of Natural Sciences. Founded in 1812 “for the encouragement and cultivation of the sciences, and the advancement of useful learning”, the Philadelphia Academy of Natural Sciences offers an interactive learning museum unlike any other.

There is literally something always taking place at The Academy. Whether its the current “Dino-mite Weekends” where museum attendees can take part in activities and installations, including coming face to face with animatronic dinosaurs, to various forums on nature preservation and education, the Academy serves up some of the best earth science exhibits Philly has seen.

The Academy’s exhibits aren’t anything to bypass either. Whether its exploring the halls of dinosaur bones and continental creature displays to being surrounded by dozens of free flying butterflies in The Academy’s Butterfly enclosure, there is plenty to see and do.

The Academy of Natural Sciences, located on 1900 Ben Franklin Pkwy, is a short 10 minute walk/ 5 minute drive from the Edgewater Community and open seven days a week.