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Academy of Natural Sciences, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

1900 Benjamin Franklin Parkway
Philadelphia , Pennsylvania
Tel: 215 299 1000's insider take:

Founded in 1812, the Academy of Natural Sciences focuses on environmental research and the discovery of ecosystems. Kids will love the live animals—especially the butterflies in the simulated tropical rain forest—and Dinosaur Hall (who wouldn't want to climb inside the skull of a Tyrannosaurus rex?). The dioramas that use mounted game animals collected in the twenties and thirties are cool in an old-school way.

Open Mondays through Fridays 10 am to 4:30 pm, Saturdays and Sundays 10 am to 5 pm.

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