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Worth the Trip: Founders Day at the Academy of Natural Sciences

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    For lovers of all-things history, the Academy of Natural Sciences of Drexel is offering history buffs a sweet chance to celebrate the nation’s oldest history museum by offering pay-what-you-wish admission.

    The Founders Day celebration on Monday, March 23 marks 203 years since the academy was first established by seven naturalists in 1812.

    Stop by to see the Academy’s latest exhibitions, including live butterflies, dinosaurs and dioramas. The renovated discovery children’s center Outside In features fun activities like the Fossil Prep Lab and The Big Dig, where you can dig up your own fossils.

    Regular admission is $15.95 for adults, $13.95 for children under 12, seniors, college students and military personnel. On this lucky day, however, visitors can name their price.

    There is a $3 fee for the special exhibit Titanoboa: Monster Snake.

    The museum is open from 10 a.m. through 5 p.m. on celebration day.

    For more information and a full list of the day’s activities, check out the Academy’s website.

    The Academy of Natural Sciences of Drexel University
    1900 Benjamin Franklin Parkway
    Philadelphia, PA 19103