Located on the Benjamin Franklin Parkway, the Academy of Natural Sciences is the oldest natural history museum in the country. Founded in 1812, it is not only home to an extensive collection of dinosaur fossils and animal habitat dioramas but also displays the region's largest indoor exhibit of live tropical butterflies. See what everyone is "roaring" about in Philadelphia!
10 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. Monday - Friday
10 a.m. - 5 p.m. Weekends and Holidays
Closed Thanksgiving, Christmas Day, and New Year's Day
Instructions for online purchases:
After completing an online ticket purchase, an order confirmation, from which e-tickets may be printed, will be sent to the email address provided during checkout.
Note: To purchase tickets online through this system, you must have access to print your ticket(s) before arriving to the attraction. No exceptions.
Tickets purchased through Independence Visitor Center are not valid for special exhibitions and credit toward memberships.