Academy of Natural Sciences of Philadelphia

Historical Images of Philadelphia Castner Scrapbook Collection
Academy of Natural Sciences of Philadelphia

Item Info

Item No: pdcc00070
Title: Academy of Natural Sciences of Philadelphia
Additional Title: Founded 1812
Historic Street Address: 19th & Race Streets
Media Type: Scrapbooks
Source: Print and Picture Collection


The Academy of Natural Sciences was founded in 1812 "for the encouragement and cultivation of the sciences, and the advancement of useful learning."  The oldest natural sciences museum in the Western Hemisphere, the academy opened its doors to the public in 1812. Its collection of plants and animals from around the world grew so rapidly that the Academy outgrew its buildings three times in sixty years.



Geocode Latitude: Geocode Longitude:-75.171504
Geocode Latitude:39.957270

Call Number: A917.481 P536 v.2
Creator Name: Gimber, Stephen Henry, 1810-1862 - Engraver
Castner, Samuel, Jr., 1843-1929 - Compiler