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Academy of Natural Sciences of Drexel University
August 25, 2010

I am the mother of 3 boys 5, 4, and 2. We had the pleasure of visiting with the Academy of Natural Sciences last Spring. What an incredible experience for my boys. Yes, they've watched tons of Dinosaur Train episodes, but I don't think you can fully appreciate the size of dinosaurs till you see them in front of you. The Academy provided them with this. Unlike the zoo (that we love too), the Academy also gives kids a chance to see animals that perhaps they only read about in books. You can't go to the zoo to see a bison or fossils from yesterday but at the Academy you can. The Academy's exhibits make learning fun for kids. What kid doesn't like to have a butterfly land on his hand, dig for dinosaur bones, or feel the skin of an alligator? I could go on and on about the Academy, but I invite you to visit my review of it at http://www.professorofplay.com/blog/2010/05/field-trip-friday-academy-of-natural-sciences-review/ I hope you will agree that it is a great asset to the families of Philadelphia and South Jersey.

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I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

our visit there.

Ways to make it better...

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

not change much. It's a great place. I would love to go back when the dinosaur dig is open.

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What I've enjoyed the most about my experience with this nonprofit is...

my children have the opportunity to make real what they have read about in books or seen on tv. You can't appreciate the size of a dinosaur or the sharpness of a shark's tooth until you see it up close.

The kinds of staff and volunteers that I met were...

for the most part friendly, approachable, and knowledgable. They enjoyed their jobs and wanted to share their enthusiasm for what they do with the visitors.

If this organization had 10 million bucks, it could...

I don't think I am the best person to answer that.

Ways to make it better...

the dinosaur dig was open and the staff excavating the fossils were more receptive to questions.

In my opinion, the biggest challenges facing this organization are...

Parking near the museum is costly.

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

One time

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010

MY ROLE:
General Member of the Public & Visited with my sons.