• Photo by Aileen Bannon
  • Photo by Aileen Bannon
  • Photo by Aileen Bannon
  • Photo by Aileen Bannon
  • Photo by Aileen Bannon
  • Photo by Aileen Bannon
  • Photo by Aileen Bannon
  • Photo by Aileen Bannon
  • Photo by Aileen Bannon
  • Photo by Aileen Bannon
Philadelphia, PA

The Academy at 200: The Nature of Discovery

This family-friendly exhibition celebrates the Academy of Natural Sciences’ (ANS) bicentennial, showcasing its ground-breaking science and highlighting its vast collection of specimens. 

 

A series of immersive environments take visitors behind the scenes with ANS scientists working around the world today—from the Mongolian steppes, to the Bahamian coral reef, to the Marcellus Shale region of Pennsylvania.

 

In the center of the exhibit hall are touchable treasures, including a 400-pound meteorite, brain coral, and a whale jaw. An 80-foot-long wall of specimens describes the enormous array of life on the planet. 

“I can say without reservation that we would hire
Metcalfe Architecture & Design [again] in the future.”

 

Jacqueline Genovesi, Senior Director of Education, Academy of Natural Sciences of Drexel University