For 200 years, the Academy has connected people to nature. As Philadelphia's natural history museum, the Academy educates visitors of all ages. Their scientists study evolution, biodiversity and ecology, providing information critical to understanding the natural world. These efforts are supported by a collection of 17 million biological specimens and a celebrated natural-history library.
In the Academy of Natural Science's museum are permanent exhibits on Dinosaurs, Dioramas, and Academy research as well as a space for traveling exhibits. Educational exhibits and programs interpret the results of Academy research in ways that have relevance and meaning for their visitors.