Academy of Natural Sciences of Drexel University
Our mission is to advance research, education and public engagement in biodiversity and environmental science. The Academy was founded in 1812 and is made up of several parts. Most volunteers work in the museum as informal guides to various exhibit halls: Dinosaurs, Outside-In, Galleries Education, Butterflies, and Science Now.
The Environmental Research Laboratories comprise the foremost watershed research in the country and the Biodiversity Group encompasses collections of over 18 million specimens, today targeting research on areas around the world where habitats are endangered and species are threatened. The Library has a collection of some 250,000 volumes used by Academy scientists as well as visiting scholars and the public.