Thursday, November 6, 2014

Visit the Academy of Natural Sciences on US and check out Dino Days!

Thanks to a generous grant from the Friends of the Lansdowne Public Library, we are pleased to be able to offer free passes for The Academy of Natural Sciences for our library users! 

Located at 1900 Benjamin Franklin Parkway, Philadelphia, PA 19103, the passes provide admission for 2 adults and up to five children in the same household into the museum, all special exhibits, and Academy festivals. The passes will also give you
  • Free, expedited admission to popular festivals including Paleopalooza & Bug Fest.
  • 10% discount in the Academy Shop & CafĂ© during your visit.

To borrow a museum pass:
  • Museum passes are free to adults with a current Delaware County library card.
  •  Passes will be loaned out for 5-days, no renewals allowed.  Museum Passes MUST be returned to the Lansdowne Public Library ONLY.  You may return the pass, in the green envelope, in the video return drop or directly to the front desk staff
  • Holds are not permitted on Museum Passes.  You may call ahead on the day you wish to pick-up the pass and it will be checked out on your card and held for two (2) hours or until closing, whichever occurs first.  If you do not pick up the pass within that time it will be removed from our hold shelf ard and made available to another user.

·         Daily Overdue Fine: 
  • $10.00 per day up to the cost of the museum membership.
  •  Lost /stolen membership card fee:  the cost of the Membership ($150) plus a $10 processing fee.  
  • You will be charged a $5.00 processing fee if the envelope the pass circulates in is not returned.

With your passes you are invited to celebrate dinosaurs and their closest living relatives—birds—with a holiday weekend of family fun at the Academy of Natural Sciences of Drexel University. Talk turkey with Academy experts, touch real fossils, play dinosaur detective, and more. Dinosaur Days are Friday, Saturday and Sunday, Nov. 28, 29 and 30, and are free with museum admission.

There will be fun games and crafts, guaranteed to enlighten everyone from the wisest to the youngest dinosaur experts in the family. 

For a full schedule of events, visit the Dinosaur Days event at

Highlights of the event:

·         Academy Animal Ambassadors
Meet some of the Academy’s live animals and find out what you can do to help protect them during this live animal show.
·         Dinosaur Detectives
Do you know what makes a dinosaur a dinosaur? Can you tell a fossil from a fake? Put your skills to the test during this interactive stage show and meet a live animal that has some things in common with the extinct stars of the show.
·         Story time
Visit Outside In for an interactive dinosaur story featuring a live animal.
A hot chocolate bar featuring different kinds of hot cocoa and delicious toppings will be presented for purchase by 12th Street Catering from noon to 2 pm each day, as a special part of Dinosaur Days. Just in time for the cold weather, the warm beverage bar coincides with the current exhibit Chocolate: The Exhibition.

Chocolate: The Exhibition, presented by Mars Chocolate North America, features the intriguing story of this “food of the gods” from its origin as a rain forest plant to America’s favorite sweet. There is a $5 fee to enter Chocolate.

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