Although the Academy of Natural Sciences of Drexel University has some impressive exhibits, and a fun, animatronic carnivore, the most significant fossil on display there is hadrosaurus foulkii, the first nearly complete dinosaur skeleton found. It was excavated from Haddonfield marl pit in 1858 and became the first dinosaur skeleton in the world to be mounted for public display in 1868. It was also the fossil that began the Bone Wars between Cope and Marsh.
>For more information on Haddy, as the skeleton is affectionately named, read our post “Haddy, the Hadrosaurus in Haddonfield, NJ.”
Below are some pictures we took from our visit to the Academy of Natural Sciences. If you ever get a chance to visit, let us know what you think!