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Daeschler's previous Arctic, not Antarctic, field site.

Video: An Antarctic Adventure

Paleontologist does Devonian.

Embrace your inner wizard with fun, magical activities.

Fall Under the Academy’s Spell

Wear a costume to Wild Wizarding Weekend!

Ted Daeschler on an Arctic expedition

Journey to World’s Bottom

Paleontologist Ted Daeschler digs fossils in Antarctica.

Twin hedgehogs steal the spotlight at the Academy of Natural Sciences. Get Cyber Monday science museum discounts today.

Cyber Monday Membership Deal

Big discounts give your family year-round access to dinosaurs.


Bringing the Outside In

Mom reviews the kids’ discovery center.

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Year-End Charitable Giving

Understand your options for year-end gifts.

Timshel Purdum doing one of the things she loves.

Geek of the Week: Timshel Purdum

Cephalopod enthusiast talks being a “geek.”

Girls enjoy indoor family fun at a dinosaur museum overnight

Dinosaurs After Dark

One-of-a-kind dinosaur museum overnight for the whole family

CATSCAN is used to identify catfish bones.

Unique Bones Help Place Catfish

Resolution after centuries of confusion

Rocks versus minerals

Common Mineral Questions

What’s the difference between a rock and a mineral?