I love museums! One of my goals is to visit a few local museums that I have never been to. One of the museums I visited was The Academy of Natural Sciences, part of Drexel University, in Philadelphia. The museum in located in the heart of “Museum Mile” in Philadelphia. It is conviently located near The Franklin Institute, the Barnes Foundation Museum, the Rodin Museum, and the Philadelphia Museum of Art.
2. World Travel in less than a day! Looking at all the diorama displays of animals in their natural habitats is like traveling the world in one afternoon. How else can you visit every continent in less than a day?
3. Get up close and personal! Where else can you get this close to a lion? Even a visit to your local Zoo doesn’t gaureentee this great of a view.
5. Look up, look down, look all around! The Academy of Natural Sciences Museum in Philadelphia has an entire room filled with live butterflies. The exhibit recreates the enviorment that makes these beautiful creatures thrive. The room is filled with various kinds of plants and the butterflies fly all around you. Watch out though because one of these little creatures may just take a little break on your shoulder.
As I walked through the museum, I thought what a great place to bring your kids and a sketchbook. Take a seat and let your kiddo’s draw all that they see! It’s also a fantastic way to experience STEAM in action.