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Academy of Natural Sciences of Drexel University

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The Barnes Foundation

Both Academy of Natural Sciences of Drexel University and The Barnes Foundation are rated highly by reviewers writing for major publications. On balance, The Barnes Foundation ranks significantly higher than Academy of Natural Sciences of Drexel University. The Barnes Foundation scores 87 with approval from 7 sources including Fodor's, Not For Tourists and Condé Nast Traveler.

Both Academy of Natural Sciences of Drexel University and The Barnes Foundation are rated highly by reviewers writing for major publications. On balance, The Barnes Foundation ranks significantly higher than Academy of Natural Sciences of Drexel University. The Barnes Foundation scores 87 with approval from 7 sources including Fodor's, Not For Tourists and Condé Nast Traveler.

tripexpert score
79
#26 in Philadelphia
location

1900 Benjamin Franklin Parkway, Philadelphia, PA 19103

endorsements
  • 6 endorsements
  • 6

    Fodor's

    The dioramas of animals from around the world displayed in their natural habitats give this natural history museum an old-fashioned charm. Full Review →

  • 1

    Frommer's 33

    If you're looking for dinosaurs, the academy is the best place to find them. Kids love the big diorama halls, with cases of various species mounted and posed in authentic settings. Full Review →

  • 2

    Lonely Planet

    Kid-pleasing exhibits such as a butterfly room and a terrific dinosaur exhibition where you can dig for fossils and bones. Full Review →

  • 11

    Michelin Guide Tick 0 Stars

    The acclaimed Discovering Dinosaurs exhibit displays skeletons and details the rigors of uncovering fossils. Life-size dioramas ... showcase native animals. Full Review →

  • 59

    Where

    Founded in 1812, The Academy is the oldest natural history museum in the Americas Full Review →

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97
#1 in Philadelphia

2025 Benjamin Franklin Pkwy, Philadelphia, PA 19130

  • 10 endorsements
  • 6

    Fodor's Tick Choice

    While the statistics are impressive—81 Renoirs, 69 Cézannes, 59 Matisses, 46 Picassos, 7 Van Goghs, 6 Seurats (and many more)—almost more inspiring is this soaring marble-and-glass museum. Full Review →

  • 1

    Frommer's 34

    This world-renown museum is stuffed with some 8,000 largely Impressionist and Post-Impressionist works. Full Review →

  • 2

    Lonely Planet Tick Top Choice

    Exceptionally fine collection of impressionist, post-impressionist and early French modern paintings, including works by Cézanne, Degas, Matisse, Monet, Picasso, Renoir and Van Gogh. Full Review →

  • 11

    Michelin Guide 55

    In a superb contemporary building (Todd Williams and Billie Tsienelle) is the exceptional collection of Impressionist and post-Impressionist paintings, including work by Renoir, Cézanne and 60 by Matisse. Full Review →

  • 59

    Where

    The Barnes holds a superb collection of Impressionist, post-Impressionist and early-Modern paintings, as well extensive collections ranging from African sculpture to antiquities from Europe and Asia. Full Review →

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