Learn Something New Right From Home

After months of being stuck inside your 1500 Locust apartment, you’re likely itching to get out and about and see all that the city has to offer: restaurants, bars, clubs, art galleries and museums. As the city slowly gets back to normal, it may still be some time until we can all flock to our favorite hot spots—but that doesn’t mean you can’t still enjoy some Philly arts and culture right from the comfort of your home.

Many of the city’s most famous museums have turned virtual, welcoming visitors through their digital doors to learn something new—and what better way to pass the time than by opening up your mind and getting energized about all the great venues you’re going to visit once the city is back up and running? One such spot is the Academy of Natural Sciences, the more than 200-year-old science museum located six blocks from your 1500 Locust apartment.

The Academy offers a number of ways for locals to engage with its educational offerings, including Science From Home, which features DIY science experiments, birdwatching tips and lots of hands-on activities for the youngsters in your life. With the Small Actions Spark Big Changes initiative, supporters can learn about a new environmental theme each month and get advice for going green in their own life. The Academy Blog features hundreds of science stories, while the Science Matters section of the website highlights the latest and greatest in the world of science.

While you can’t walk the halls of the museum, you can see them up close and personal in the online exhibits, which take the many fossils, live animals, galleries and more and bring them to life virtually.

So pop open the laptop, put in some headphones and get ready to learn something new, without leaving your couch!

Academy of Natural Sciences

1900 Benjamin Franklin Parkway

Philadelphia, PA 19130