Academy of Natural Sciences

Today’s inktober is about the Academy of Natural Sciences, aka my most favorite museum when I was little.

The Academy of Natural Sciences is the oldest natural science research institution and museum in the Americas. It was founded in 1812.

There are over 17 million biological specimens and hundreds of thousands of archival items in its library.

In 2011, it became affiliated with Drexel, so now its name is the Academy of Natural Sciences of Drexel University.

Side note: My favorite parts are the animal habitat dioramas, The Big Dig, and the butterfly zoo! 

Original drawing available for purchase here.

Author: Alleanna Harris

I'm a kidlit illustrator from NJ. I draw and write a lot. You can find me at @alleannaharris on social media.

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