Four Unique Holiday Gifts

Candies, bricks, sneakers and fitness watches might be among the most popular holiday gifts, but you are not the ordinary gift giver. You’re looking for something that you can’t find anywhere else–an experience that will brighten the day or year of someone on your list. Here are four super fun holiday gift ideas that we think your loved ones will dig just as much as you do.

General Admission Four-Pack for $48:

This limited-time offer grants a family of four general admission access to the museum, featuring dinosaurs, live animals, butterflies, dioramas and more, for only $48! At the Academy of Natural Sciences, you can wander among towering dinosaur skeletons or discover an indoor tropical butterfly garden. Explore ecosystems from around the world through our historic dioramas or be transported to the great outdoors through our hands-on discovery center for children. This offer is only available for purchase through January 1, 2019. Maximum two adults per four-pack. Purchase at ansp.org.

A Week of Academy Science Camp:

Early-bird registration discounts are available now for the Academy’s summer science camps! Academy Science Camp invites campers ages 5-12 to learn about natural science in a safe, fun and engaging way. Each week of camp explores an exciting new theme and features an off-site field trip. From fossils to our extreme earth to amazing animals, check out our camp themes to find the best fit for a future scientist in your life. Plus we have special programs for teens, including animal and invertebrate husbandry and a full week of expeditions! Academy of Natural Sciences summer campers search for fossils in a stream.

A Year of Discovery for the Whole Family:

Introduce someone on your shopping list to the wonders of the natural world. Purchase an Academy gift membership for a friend or relative and they will receive unlimited free general admission all year long, free or discounted tickets to special exhibits, exclusive previews of Academy exhibits, parking discounts and much more!

A Sleepover With Xtreme Bugs: 

Send your favorite family on an ancient adventure during a very special Xtreme Bugs After Dark Night in the Museum! On January 5, they can come face-to-feet with nearly 20 massive, colorful, moving bugs by flashlight, plus learn about bugs that glow in the dark and the giant ancient invertebrates that shared the planet with dinosaurs! Get more details and purchase tickets today, as our Nights in the Museum sell out quickly!

Children explore Xtreme Bugs at the Academy of Natural Sciences

If you don’t see the perfect gift above, the Academy Shop offers a wide variety of nature-inspired items for all ages, including educational toys and activity kits, a wide selection of books and field guides, real fossils and minerals, distinctive jewelry and so much more. You can even shop without purchasing museum admission and create the perfect holiday surprise for that tough-to-please recipient on your list. Stop in today!

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