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January 09, 2019

Academy of Natural Sciences has special admission offer for federal workers

Admission is pay-what-you-wish

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Carroll - Extreme Bugs Exhibit Academy of Natural Sciences Thom Carroll/PhillyVoice

The exhibit gives users an up-close view of 20 giant moving, hissing and clicking insects from around the world.

On Wednesday morning, Philadelphia's Franklin Institute announced it would offer free admission to federal employees this weekend. 

Now, another local science museum is offering a deal to those affected by the partial government shutdown, which started Dec. 22.

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Admission to the Academy of Natural Sciences of Drexel University is pay-what-you-wish for federal workers, plus four guests, through the end of the month, or until the government re-opens.

The longest government shutdown in U.S. history is 21 days. If the current one, which reached day 19 on Wednesday, lasts until Jan. 31, that would make a total of 41 days.

To get the admission deal, employees must show their government ID.

The Academy of Natural Sciences, located on the Benjamin Franklin Parkway, was founded in 1812. Inside are dinosaur bones, live butterflies and dioramas of exotic wildlife.

The special exhibit "Xtreme Bugs" is on view through Monday, Jan. 21. On display are 20 massive, moving, mechanical insects.

The museum is open from 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday. It's open 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. weekends.

Pay-What-You-Wish Admission for Federal Employees

Through Thursday, Jan. 31, or the government re-opening
Academy of Natural Sciences of Drexel University
1900 Benjamin Franklin Pkwy, Philadelphia, PA 19103

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