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Academy of Natural Sciences and Drexel to Celebrate Affiliation with Free Day

PHILADELPHIA, October 3, 2011

Image of Dinosaur Hall at the Academy of Natural Sciences
Dinosaur Hall at The Academy of Natural Sciences

The Academy of Natural Sciences and Drexel University will host Academy/Drexel Affiliation Day on Wednesday, October 26, from 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.  Free and fun for the public, the Open House day will offer free museum admission and activities to celebrate the completion of an affiliation agreement between the Academy and Drexel.  The historic affiliation promotes learning, discovery, and civic engagement in the natural and environmental sciences, creating an internationally recognized powerhouse in scientific research and education.

Attendees will have the opportunity to pose for pictures with “Mario,” Drexel’s Dragon mascot, and the Academy’s Triceratops mascot; make dinosaur and dragon puppets to take home; meet Academy and Drexel scientists at a dozen activity tables; enjoy face painting; hunt for dinosaur bones in The Big Dig hands-on exhibit; and watch fossils being prepared for study in the Fossil Prep Lab.

More information in celebration of The Academy of Natural Sciences and Drexel affiliation is available at:  www.ansp.org/affiliation-day

About The Academy of Natural Sciences

Founded in 1812, the Academy of Natural Sciences is America’s oldest natural history museum and a world leader in biodiversity and environmental research. For nearly 200 years, the Academy has carried out its mission to encourage and cultivate the sciences, exploring the remarkable diversity of our natural world and sharing these discoveries with the public through innovative exhibits, publications, and educational programming.

About Drexel University

Founded in 1891 in Philadelphia, Drexel is the nation’s 14th largest private university and is ranked among the best national universities by U.S. News & World Report. Drexel is widely recognized for its focus on experiential learning through its co-operative education program and translational research initiatives.

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