Academy of Natural Sciences

About the Exhibition

The Academy will host an exhibition of rare and antique natural history prints and printing plates from the Academy's library; an exhibit of contemporary nature prints by local art students and a public workshop on making nature prints.

About The Academy of Natural Sciences

Founded in 1812, the Academy of Natural Sciences is America s oldest natural science research institution and museum. In addition to its public exhibits and research collections, the Academy has one of the finest natural history libraries in the country. The Ewell Sale Stewart Library holds nearly 200,000 volumes ranging from books published in the 1500s to current journals. It is a treasure house of natural history prints, including works by Catesby, Gould, and Audubon. As part of Philagrafika, the Academy will mount an exhibit and hold workshops that explore how natural history prints have played a key role in conveying the marvels of the natural world.

Venue Information

Academy of Natural Sciences
1900 Ben Franklin Pkwy.
Philadelphia, PA 19103


Phone: (215) 299-1000




Monday-Friday 10am - 4:30pm. Saturday & Sunday 10am - 5pm.


Youth, Students & Seniors $10, Adults $12