NileGuide Expert Says:
This is an educational museum with ever-fascinating exhibits to entertain people of all ages. Dinosaur Hall on the first floor has been a hit with children for decades.
1900 Benjamin Franklin Pkwy
19th St. and Benjamin Franklin Pkwy
Philadelphia, PA 19103
Fairmount/Art Museum area
tel: 215 299 1000
fax: +1 215 299 1028
M-F 10a-4:30p (W until 9p); Sa-Su 10a-5p; Nov 5-Mar 20: Daily 9a-5p
The Academy of Natural Sciences is Philadelphia's natural history museum, founded in 1812. The Academy offers entertainment for children and adults, with information and live animals that instruct and entertain all visitors. The dinosaur hall, located right near the entrance to the museum, is its most famous draw. The large motorized skeletons will awe and amaze. The Academy often has fascinating temporary exhibitions as well, so be sure to visit the website before you plan your trip.