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  • 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.
  • Jurassic Park Movie Marathon

    Saturday May 9 10:00 AM-5:00 PM

    Looking for a fun and relaxing Saturday with your friends or older kids? Join us on Saturday, May 9, for a full-day Jurassic Park Movie Marathon in the Academy’s auditorium.
  • Dinosaur Dance Party

    Saturday May 9 10:30 AM-4:30 PM

    Who really knows how to throw a party? A Triceratops that has had millions of years of experience! Bring your best moves to the dance floor and join Tracy the Triceratops and other dino lovers at a super fun dance party for the whole family.
  • Access to Science: Opening Doors to Autism

    Saturday May 16 9:00 AM-11:00 AM

    Children on the autism spectrum and their families are invited to experience the Academy and its new exhibit, Animal Grossology, before the crowds.
  • Animal Grossology Opening

    Saturday May 16 10:00 AM-5:00 PM

    Join us for the opening day of our new exhibit, Animal Grossology. Based on Sylvia Branzei’s best-selling children’s book series Grossology, this hands-on 3-D exhibit oozes with disgusting science and provides a slightly off-kilter view of the animal kingdom.
  • Tapping our Watershed: Green Cities, Clean Waters: What’s Been Achieved and What’s to Come...

    Monday May 18 6:00 PM-7:00 PM

    At this edition of Tapping our Watershed, Christopher Crockett, Deputy Commissioner of Planning and Environmental Services Philadelphia Water Department, presents "Green Cities, Clean Waters: What’s Been Achieved and What’s to Come in the Future."
  • Mega-Bad Movie Night: The Fly (1986)

    Thursday May 21 5:30 PM-9:00 PM

    We're showing The Fly and have an all female panel (for the first time ever) at this edition of Mega-Bad Movie Night.
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