Academy of Natural Sciences Offers Pay-What-You-Wish Admission Day

On Monday, the Academy of Natural Sciences of Drexel University is hosting a pay-what-you-wish day in celebration of its founding.

As the Academy notes in a press release, “the official day the Academy was established by seven amateur naturalists was March 21, 1812. Initially meeting at one founder’s home, these men pulled together their specimen collections and other resources and created the Academy of Natural Sciences for ‘the encouragement and cultivation of the sciences and the advancement of useful learning.’”

The Academy offers a spot in the city to escape every day life to ponder life-size dinosaur replicas, learn about fossil preservation, and learn about animals that have roamed the Earth through its collection of countless species, living and dead.

And today you get to name your admission price. As a guide when deciding what to fork over: regular admission for adults is $15.95. Children 3 through 12, seniors, college students and military personnel usually get in for $13.95. No matter what you decide to pay, keep in mind that the special exhibit, “Titanoboa: Monster Snake,” requires a $3 fee.