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Hedgehog Tales

Hedgehogs join the Academy!

Unnatural History: The Odd and Remarkable Dioramas of Lori Nix Opens in the Art of Science Gallery

Lori Nix’s photographs imagine what goes on in dioramas.

Orchids of Pennsylvania

When you think of an orchid, you probably imagine the Cattleya orchid that is given as a corsage on special occasions and grows in a thick, lush tropical rainforest. Or maybe you think of…

two pieces of a turtle bone

Two-Part Turtle

Two states. Two centuries. Two parts of the same turtle.

New Live Animals

We’re super excited about some new live animals that have come to the Academy recently! Soon you will be able to see them in Outside In, during Naturalist Presentations, Outreaches, and…

Autism Initiative

Academy provides helpful tools for visitors on the autism spectrum.

New T. rex Fossils

T. rex fossils move into the Fossil Prep Lab.

Not Your Ordinary Finch

Ornithology Collection Manager Nate Rice helps us track down a nomadic bird that visits the Philadelphia area during the winter. The common redpoll (Carduelis flammea) is a type of finch…

a skeleton of a sea turtle suspended on a wire

Old Sea Turtle

Dinosaur Hall gets a new sea turtle display.

Sandy’s Impact One Year Later

Tracy Quirk studies the impact of Hurricane Sandy on the Jersey Shore.