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Academy of Natural Sciences of Drexel University

1900 Benjamin Franklin Parkway, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19103-1101 USA

The Academy of Natural Sciences of Drexel University, formerly the Academy of Natural Sciences of Philadelphia, is the oldest natural science research institution and museum in the Americas. It was founded in 1812, by many of the leading naturalists of the young American republic with an expressed mission of "the encouragement and cultivation of the sciences". For over two centuries of continuous operations, the Academy has sponsored expeditions, conducted original environmental and systematics research, and amassed natural history collections containing more than 17 million specimens. The Academy also has a long tradition of public exhibits and educational programs for both schools and the general public.

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Academy of Natural Sciences of Drexel University

1900 Benjamin Franklin Parkway
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
19103-1101 USA

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