Get Involved

There are many ways to get involved with the Academy. From becoming an Academy member or supporter to volunteering as an intern, guide, or research assistant, you can join the Academy in our mission to encourage and cultivate the natural and environmental sciences. You can also participate in our in-depth programs for learners of all ages.


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Center for Environmental Policy

Join in the discussion around today's most critical environmental issues.

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Programs

The Academy has exciting, in-depth programs for learners of all ages.

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Volunteering

Volunteers are integral to the success of the Academy.

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Giving

Find out how you can make a difference.

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Upcoming Events

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  • Froguary

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

    Hop on over to our pad for a whole month of ribbiting weekend programming! February becomes “Froguary” at the Academy as we celebrate our new exhibit, Frogs: A Chorus of Colors, featuring dozens of beautiful live frogs in gorgeous habitats.
  • Froguary

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

    Hop on over to our pad for a whole month of ribbiting weekend programming! February becomes “Froguary” at the Academy as we celebrate our new exhibit, Frogs: A Chorus of Colors, featuring dozens of beautiful live frogs in gorgeous habitats.
  • LGBTQ Family Day

    Sunday Feb 26 12:00 PM-5:00 PM

    Join us on February 26 for LGBTQ Family Day at the Academy of Natural Sciences. This event is open to everyone but designed especially for LGBTQ families to bring the kids and meet other families in the community. Tickets are 10.95 per person and include the Academy’s special exhibit, Frogs: A Chorus of Colors!
  • Paleopalooza

    Saturday Mar 4 10:00 AM-5:00 PM

    Every year, the Academy celebrates all things prehistoric during Paleopalooza, a two-day festival of fossils. We offer new and exciting activities each year, along with our most popular and recurring attractions.
  • Paleopalooza

    Sunday Mar 5 10:00 AM-5:00 PM

    Every year, the Academy celebrates all things prehistoric during Paleopalooza, a two-day festival of fossils. We offer new and exciting activities each year, along with our most popular and recurring attractions.
  • 2017 Academy Town Square Series Presents: Sandra Postel

    Wednesday Mar 15 6:30 PM-8:00 PM

    Join Sandra Postel and the Academy of Natural Sciences for a Town Square on freshwater issues.
  • Founders Day

    Monday Mar 20 10:00 AM-4:30 PM

    Pay what you wish to celebrate the anniversary of the Academy’s founding. Bring your friends and family to enjoy dinosaurs, butterflies, and more!
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