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Event Rentals

Dine in an awe-inspiring atmosphere of history, of exploration, of discovery.

Treat your guests to a spectacular event they won’t forget. Enjoy an intimate evening paired with amazing food, superior service, and a setting unlike any other in Philadelphia. Host your next event at the Academy of Natural Sciences of Drexel University!

Offering everything from the majestic backdrop of the Ewell Sale Stewart Library, to a 400-person reception in the unforgettable Dinosaur Hall, the Academy accommodates groups of all sizes. Our auditorium holds more than 400 guests and comes complete with an on-site AV staff. Our historic 200-year-old museum is home to several fascinating galleries, such as North American Hall, African Hall, the Art of Science Gallery, and our ever popular Butterflies! exhibit. With the natural world inside our walls, the Academy has the perfect space for your next event.

12th Street Catering, the exclusive caterer of the Academy, is pleased to offer fresh and innovative menus, tailor-made for each client to create a unique experience for your guests. For your convenience, the Academy and 12th Street Catering have partnered to offer one-stop shopping for all events.

Need more space? Ask us about full museum or multiple gallery access. Need something extra special? Ask us about live animal encounters, butterfly experiences, and changing exhibits! The Academy is home to more than 100 live animals, representing approximately 50 species of birds, mammals, reptiles, and amphibians. Our live animal handlers will mingle with your guests, allowing them to get up close and personal with hedgehogs, owls, hawks, and even snakes.

Contact our on-site event coordinator to discuss your next event and schedule a tour of our world-class museum. We look forward to seeing you soon.

For more information, contact us at 215-299-1047 or

Dino Hall

Dinosaur Hall



Art of Science Gallery

Art of Science Gallery


Library Reading Room

Africa Hall

Africa Hall