March 09, 2016
The Academy of Natural Sciences of Drexel University is offering pay-what-you-wish admission on March 21, to celebrate the museum's Founders Day.
The Academy of Natural Sciences is the nation’s oldest natural history museum, dating back to 1812.
In 19th-century Philadelphia, seven amateur naturalists created the academy. It started with one room on the second floor of a house at Second and Race Streets, housing eight books and a map of Switzerland.
Now, the Academy is a leading natural history museum.
While admission can be whatever you want on Founders Day, there is a $5 fee for the special exhibit "Tarantulas: Alive and Up Close."
Monday, March 21
10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. | Pay-what-you-wish
Academy of Natural Sciences of Drexel University
1900 Benjamin Franklin Pkwy