Founded in 1891 by financier and philanthropist Anthon J. Drexel, Drexel University is a private research university with three campuses in Philadelphia, as well as another one in Sacramento. It is most famous for offering cooperative education program and is regularly ranked as one of the top co-op programs in the United States. The university is also known for its impressive online efforts.
In terms of tourist attractions, Drexel University is home to the Academy of Natural Sciences (which hosts a sought-after and complete Tyrannosaurus rex fossil), as well as the Leonard Pearlstein Gallery. The university is also regularly referenced to in popular culture, such as in General Hospital and All My Children. Additionally, nearby Drexel Park offers fantastic views of downtown Philadelphia.
Drexel University is located at 3141 Chestnut Street in Philadelphia. It can be reached by car and by public transit (Phlash Trolleys and SEPTA bus routes 32, 33 and 48). Entry to the Academy of Natural Sciences costs $15.95 per adult and $13.95 per children. The Academy is open from 10am to 4:30pm between Monday and Friday and between 10am and 5pm on weekends and holidays.