Sci­ence Mu­se­ums

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THE ACADEMY OF NAT­U­RAL SCI­ENCES OF DREXEL UNIVER­SITY— Founded in 1812, The Academy is the oldest nat­u­ral his­tory mu­seum in the Amer­i­cas. Fam­i­lies can ex­pe­ri­ence the feel of a live le­g­less lizard, the tow­er­ing ter­ror of a T-rex and the flut­ter of a live but­ter­fly. Fre­quent ed­u­ca­tional demon­stra­tions and events. This Month: “Frogs: A Cho­rus of Col­ors,” through May 14; “Trea­sures from the Min­eral Vault,” and “Drawn to Di­nosaurs,” On­go­ing. Tick­ets: $13.95-17.95. Open M-F 10 am- 4:30 pm, Sa-Su and hol­i­days 10 am-5 pm. www.ansp.org. 19th Street and Ben­jamin Franklin Park­way, 215.299.1000. Map 1, G4

CHEM­I­CAL HER­ITAGE FOUN­DA­TION MU­SEUM— With ex­hibits that com­bine sci­ence, art and ev­ery­day ob­jects, the Chem­i­cal Her­itage Foun­da­tion is a fascinating stop for all ages. Free ad­mis­sion. Open Tu-Sa 10 am-5 pm (First Fri­days un­til 8 pm). www.chemher­itage.org/visit/mu­seum/. 315 Chest­nut St., 215.925.2222. Map K5

THE FRANKLIN IN­STI­TUTE— The city’s cel­e­brated, fam­ily-friendly sci­ence mu­seum ex­plores the his­tory and fu­ture of sci­ence through hands-on ex­hibits such as “Your Brain,” “Chang­ing Earth,” and “Elec­tric­ity.” This month: “Ro­bot Rev­o­lu­tion,” through April 2; “Jurassic World: The Ex­hi­bi­tion,” through April 23. Also on­site is an IMAX the­ater (call the IMAX hot­line at 215.448.1111 for the cur­rent sched­ule). Tick­ets: $15.95-19.95. IMAX, add $6 to reg­u­lar ad­mis­sion. Open daily 9:30 am-5 pm. www. fi.edu. 222 N. 20th St., 215.448.1200. Map 1, G4

MÜTTER MU­SEUM— At the Col­lege of Physi­cians of Philadel­phia, ex­plore this fascinating mu­seum full of anatom­i­cal and patho­log­i­cal ar­ti­facts and anom­alies, med­i­cal in­stru­ments and skele­tons. This month: “Per­fect Ves­sels, pho­tog­ra­phy by David Orr,” and “Our Finest Cloth­ing: A Lay­ered His­tory of Our Skin,” On­go­ing. Tick­ets: $11-16. Open daily 10 am-5 pm. www.mut­ter­mu­seum.org. 19 S. 22nd St., 215.560.8564. Map 1, F5

PENN MU­SEUM— Founded in 1887, this in­sti­tu­tion ex­hibits an in­ter­na­tion­ally ac­claimed col­lec­tion of arche­o­log­i­cal and an­thro­po­log­i­cal ar­ti­facts from all over the world. Tick­ets: $10-15. Open Tu-Su 10 am-5 pm, first Wed­nes­days 10 am-8 pm. www.penn.mu­seum. 3260 South St., 215.898.4000. Map 1, D6

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