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March 18, 2014

The Academy Of Natural Sciences Celebrates The Anniversary Of Its Founding With Pay-What-You-Wish Admission And Special Events This Friday, March 21

The Academy of Natural Sciences celebrates Founders Day with pay-what-you-wish admission, special hands-on activities and events this Friday, March 21. (Photo by Will Klein courtesy ANSP)

Celebrate the 202nd birthday of the Academy of Natural Sciences as it raises a hat to the day it was established — Founders Day — on Friday, March 21.

All day long, the museum promises guests pay-what-you-wish admission in honor of the anniversary.

Look forward to hands-on activities, a dinosaur nest workshop, a fossil prep lab, opportunities to meet live animals in addition to access to the museum’s children’s discovery center, the butterfly exhibition, dinosaur hall and more. The full list of events is available right here.

Note that access to the museum’s marquee exhibition, Dinosaurs Unearthed (which closes next Sunday, March 30!), is not included in the pay-what-you-wish entry.

Admission to Dinosaurs Unearthed is $5 for non-members and $3 for members, plus the price of general admission.

The museum is open from 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. on Fridays.

Founders Day at the Academy of Natural Sciences
When: Friday, March 21
Where: Academy of Natural Sciences, 1900 Benjamin Franklin Parkway
Cost: Pay-what-you-wish
More info: www.ansp.org

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Jane says:

Congratulations on a 202 birthday.