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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  • Carnivore Capades

    Saturday Feb 13 10:00 AM-5:00 PM

    What has terrifying teeth, cunning claws, and sure-footed stealth? A carnivore! Explore the ways that meat-eaters are cool and special while you meet live animals and touch real specimens. Sink your teeth in!
  • Carnivore Capades

    Sunday Feb 14 10:00 AM-5:00 PM

    What has terrifying teeth, cunning claws, and sure-footed stealth? A carnivore! Explore the ways that meat-eaters are cool and special while you meet live animals and touch real specimens. Sink your teeth in!
  • Carnivore Capades

    Monday Feb 15 10:00 AM-5:00 PM

    What has terrifying teeth, cunning claws, and sure-footed stealth? A carnivore! Explore the ways that meat-eaters are cool and special while you meet live animals and touch real specimens. Sink your teeth in!
  • Paleopalooza

    Saturday 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.
  • Paleopalooza

    Sunday Mar 6 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.
  • Friends and Family Safari Overnight

    Saturday and Sunday Mar 12 & 13 6:30 PM-9:00 AM

    Experience the Academy’s towering dinosaurs—including T. rex—after dark! Your action-packed night at the museum barely leaves room for shut-eye.
  • Founders Day

    Monday Mar 21 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!
  • Spring Break Camp

    Tuesday Mar 22 9:00 AM-4:00 PM

    Kids can spend spring break at the Academy with our Spring Break Academy Explorers Camp! Each day includes a live presentation by one of the Academy’s teacher-naturalists, an exploration of our exhibits (including Outside In, Butterflies!, and The Big Dig) and "campers-only" games, crafts, and activities. Spring Break Camp runs March 22-25.
  • Friends and Family Safari Overnight

    Saturday and Sunday Apr 16 & 17 6:30 PM-9:00 AM

    Experience the Academy’s towering dinosaurs—including T. rex—after dark! Your action-packed night at the museum barely leaves room for shut-eye.
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