Tag: Academy of Natural Sciences
Mar. 10, 2017
Eyeless catfish species named
After its discovery almost 40 years ago, a very small and eyeless species of catfish now has an official name courtesy of two scientists from Academy of Natural Sciences of Drexel University.
Feb. 10, 2017
Frogs take over Academy
The Academy of Natural Sciences of Drexel University opened the exhibition Frogs: A Chorus of Colors on Feb. 4, featuring dozens of unique frogs.
Oct. 28, 2016
The Academy hosts Shell Show
The Academy of Natural Sciences hosted the Philadelphia’s annual Shell Show Oct. 22-23, the largest shell display event in the northeast.
Feb. 4, 2016
Academy of Natural Sciences places among top museums
In late January 2016, Best College Reviews ranked Drexel University’s Academy of Natural Sciences as number two among the top 30 “Most Amazing Higher Ed Natural History Museums” in the nation, coming in behind Yale University’s Peabody Museum of Natural History. Drexel’s Academy proudly beat many prestigious university natural history museums such as Harvard University’s Harvard Museum of Natural History and University of Kansas’ Natural History Museum, that held spots three and four, respectively.
Oct. 17, 2014
Academy of Natural Sciences opens chocolate exhibit
Chocolate lovers from Drexel University and the Philadelphia public alike were given the opportunity to indulge in both sweets and smarts at the Oct. 10 opening of Chocolate: The Exhibition at the Academy of Natural Sciences. The event was sponsored by both the Mars chocolate company and the National Science Foundation with the aim of offering visitors an in-depth look at chocolate’s rich history and flavor.
Sep. 19, 2014
The past is just as important as the future
Drexel is a huge technology hub and has an ever-increasing role in the future development of Philadelphia, but we can’t forget about the work this institution puts into learning more about the past. On Sept. 4, a paleontology team led by Kenneth Lacovara from Drexel University announced the discovery of Dreadnoughtus, quite possibly the largest dinosaur to ever live. The event was covered by a number of news outlets, the New York Times included, as well as lighting up social media with Drexel pride — that’s right, Drexel pride.
Aug. 22, 2014
Geekadelphia hosts annual awards
Geekadelphia hosted the fourth annual Geek Awards at the Academy of Natural Sciences of Drexel University Aug. 16. The sold-out awards show celebrated the Philadelphia geek community and its contributions toward building a better and more united city.
Apr. 25, 2014
Academy hosts Earth Day panel
The Academy of Natural Sciences of Drexel University celebrated Earth Day April 22 with a variety of events, including a memorial symposium on the life of renowned scientist Ruth Patrick. A panel of experts spoke about the long life and contributions of Patrick’s work in the field of environmental science as well as raising global awareness of environmental protection. The symposium marked the second day of events of Drexel’s Earth Week 2014.
Jan. 24, 2014
Recent fossil discovery may provide ‘missing link’
A study published earlier this month, co-authored by Drexel University associate professor of Biodiversity, Earth and Environmental Science Ted Daeschler, unveiled fossil evidence that lends support to the theory that vertebrates developed four strong, usable appendages while still living in the water.
Oct. 18, 2013
Academy opens robo-dino exhibit
The Academy of Natural Sciences of Drexel University has a new traveling exhibit, Dinosaurs Unearthed, which opened to the public Oct. 12. The exhibit features 12 animatronic dinosaurs, not including the Tyrannosaurus rex outside the building. There are also more than a dozen fossil casts as well as interactive stations. Admission to the museum is free to members of the Drexel community with a valid DragonCard, though there is a separate $3 admission fee for the exhibit, which is located near the Butterfly Room.