Academy of Natural Science

Dem bones, dem bones, dem big bones. That’s part of what you’ll see at this venerable natural science museum, home to more than a dozen dinosaur skeletons, including the dreaded T-Rex. A tropical butterfly exhibition and ample specimens of geology and gems round out an impressive collection. In the Outside-In hands-on nature center, children can touch a hissing Madagascar cockroach or a snake, crawl through a tree trunk and examine fossils under a microscope.

Contact number: (215) 299-1000

Location: 1900 Benjamin Franklin Parkway, Philadelphia, PA 19103

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