Are you looking for a fun, educational activity for your family this weekend? Check out the Academy of Natural Sciences of Drexel University. Located at 1900 Benjamin Franklin Parkway in Philadelphia, there’s always plenty of community events going on. In fact, there are some great new exhibits available right now and several more coming soon.
New exhibits come to the Academy of Natural Sciences all the time, bringing with them new information about various areas of academic study. They provide opportunities for young people to interact with the science community and consider the possibility of going into the field of natural sciences as they get older. The following are some new exhibits currently at the Academy of Natural Sciences:
- Titanoboa will be at the Academy of Natural Sciences until April 19. Learn about the discovery of the remains of the world’s largest snake and the subsequent reconstruction of the 48-foot-long, 2,500-lb Titanoboa cerrejonensis (monster snake). Discovered in a Columbian coal mine, the snake is thought to be from the Paleocene, the time period after the dinosaurs became extinct. You’ll get to see a full-scale model of Titanoboa, crawl through the Titanoboa Challenge, see live snakes, and learn all about snakes.
- Caryn Babaian: Nature in Chalk will be at the Academy until May 31 so you can see firsthand the large nature mandalas Babaian is known for creating. This accomplished artist and biology professor uses natural themes to create mandalas, which represent the universe in the Buddhist and Hindu religions.
Upcoming exhibits at the Academy of Natural Sciences give you something to look forward to later this year. There are three new exhibits coming to the Academy this summer and fall:
- Animal Grossology will be at the Academy from May 16 through August 30. Learn about “disgusting” science through the eyes of author Sylvia Branzei in a hands-on 3D exhibit for children.
- Clearly Beautiful: Photographs by Adam Summers will be at the Academy from June 6 through October 4. See Summers’ photographs of the “striking results of a common method of studying animal anatomy called clearing and staining” (ansp.org/visit/exhibits). Not only will you see the hidden anatomy of several members of the animal kingdom, but you’ll begin to understand the complex interconnection between every part of the body.
- Reptiles: The Beautiful and the Deadly will be presented from September 26, 2015, through January 10, 2016. Get a close-up view of lethal snakes, strange turtles, beautifully colorful lizards, and scary crocodilians from across the world. You’ll be able to see nearly 20 different species of live reptiles.
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