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  • Safari Overnight

    Saturday and Sunday Apr 18 & 19 6:30 PM-9:00 AM

    Experience the Academy after dark. Enjoy interactive activities, meet live animals, and sleep next to lions, tigers or Tyrannosaurus rex. Learn more.
  • Titanoboa: Monster Snake Final Day

    Sunday Apr 19 10:00 AM-5:00 PM

    Join us for the final day of Titanoboa: Monster Snake!
  • Tapping our Watershed: The Tookany/Tacony Frankford Watershed Partnership: From the Headwaters to...

    Monday Apr 20 6:00 PM-7:00 PM

    At this edition of Tapping our Watershed, Julie Slavet, Executive Director of the Tookany/Tacony Frankford Watershed Partnership, presents, "The Tookany/Tacony Frankford Watershed Partnership: From the Headwaters to the Delaware via Streets and Tweets."
  • SEPOS International Orchid Show and Sale

    Friday Apr 24 12:00 PM-6:00 PM

    On April 24–26, 2015, the International Orchid Show will transform the Academy into a spectacular world of orchids.
  • SEPOS International Orchid Show and Sale

    Saturday Apr 25 10:00 AM-5:00 PM

    On April 24–26, 2015, the International Orchid Show will transform the Academy into a spectacular world of orchids.
  • SEPOS International Orchid Show and Sale

    Sunday Apr 26 10:00 AM-5:00 PM

    On April 24–26, 2015, the International Orchid Show will transform the Academy into a spectacular world of orchids.
  • Science Carnival on the Parkway

    Saturday May 2 10:00 AM-4:00 PM

    Staff from the Academy will bring wild science—complete with dinosaur fossils, live animals, and interactive activities—outside the museum during the Philadelphia Science Festival Science Carnival on the Benjamin Franklin Parkway.
  • A Farewell to Fins Opening

    Saturday May 2 10:00 AM-5:00 PM

    Tiktaalik roseae goes on display at the Academy one final time before being returned to Canada, where it was discovered.
  • The Cheryl Beth Silverman Memorial Lecture: Animal Behaviorist Dr. Alexandra Horowitz

    Sunday May 3 3:00 PM-4:00 PM

    Join animal behaviorist and The New York Times best-selling author Alexandra Horowitz for "From a Dog’s Point of Nose," a discussion about the latest discoveries in the field of animal cognition research and her lab’s work to try to find out what it is really like to be man’s best friend.
  • Farewell to Fins: A Talk With Ted Daeschler

    Wednesday May 6 7:00 PM-8:00 PM

    Join us for a special evening at the Academy! Vertebrate paleontologist and Drexel University professor Ted Daeschler will share a personal account of his 15-year odyssey with Tiktaalik roseae, starting with the audacious idea of exploring for Devonian-age fossils in the inhospitable terrain of the Canadian Arctic.

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