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Academy of Natural Sciences Light Show

The Academy of Natural Sciences Drexel University is presenting a Light Show taking place at the Academy every night through March 27 in celebration of the Academy’s Bicentennial!

The five-minute show on the Academy’s historic façade on Logan Circle features color-changing LED light technology coupled with animated laser images from the Academy’s renowned collections of more than 18 million specimens, all choreographed to music. Catch the light show every night through Tuesday, March 27, beginning at 7:30 pm and running every 30 minutes until 10:30 pm.

The show was produced by Image Engineering (IE, Baltimore and Nashville), which has created special effects for some of the nation’s largest events, including the Super Bowl and the Olympics. It features animated laser designs created by Genell Canty, IE’s director of SPFX Design and a graduate of Drexel University’s Westphal School of Media Arts & Design.

The Academy of Natural Sciences of Drexel University is America’s oldest natural history museum and a world leader in biodiversity and environmental research. For 200 years, the Academy has explored the remarkable diversity of our natural world, sharing these discoveries with the public through extraordinary collections, innovative exhibits, educational programming, and publications. –

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