On Thursday, March 31, Philly's restaurant scene is gathering together for a night of food and drink at the Academy of Natural Sciences of Drexel University.

Attendees will have three-plus hours to dine on fare from more than 25 local restaurants and indulge in cocktails, wine or craft beer.

Choose a dish and wander through the historic museum's Dinosaur Hall, butterfly exhibit and themed galleries. Live entertainment will entertain guests in multiple rooms.

General-admission tickets are $45 per person, but there is a group discount for buying in bulk.

A portion of proceeds from the event will go toward seven charities: The Food Trust, Philabundance, St. Christopher's Foundation for Children, Farm to City, The Greater Philadelphia Coalition Against Hunger, The SHARE Food Program and Fair Food Philly.

Philadelphia Restaurant Festival 2016

Thursday, March 31
6 p.m. to 9 p.m. | $40-$45 per person
Academy of Natural Sciences of Drexel University
1900 Benjamin Franklin Parkway
(215) 299-1000