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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  • Storytime with Marty the Moose - Outdoor Adventures in Outside In

    Monday Jun 26 1:00 PM-2:00 PM

    Celebrate the kickoff of the summer season with a week of special activities in our children’s discovery center, Outside In! Chill out with a summer tale during Story Time with Marty the Moose. Watch a backyard animal nibble on tasty treats during a special play time. Enjoy a fun scavenger hunt, and try your hand at a hidden object search!
  • Storytime with Marty the Moose - Outdoor Adventures in Outside In

    Tuesday Jun 27 1:00 PM-2:00 PM

    Celebrate the kickoff of the summer season with a week of special activities in our children’s discovery center, Outside In! Chill out with a summer tale during Story Time with Marty the Moose. Watch a backyard animal nibble on tasty treats during a special play time. Enjoy a fun scavenger hunt, and try your hand at a hidden object search!
  • Storytime with Marty the Moose - Outdoor Adventures in Outside In

    Wednesday Jun 28 1:00 PM-2:00 PM

    Celebrate the kickoff of the summer season with a week of special activities in our children’s discovery center, Outside In! Chill out with a summer tale during Story Time with Marty the Moose. Watch a backyard animal nibble on tasty treats during a special play time. Enjoy a fun scavenger hunt, and try your hand at a hidden object search!
  • Tiny Tots: Superhero Science

    Monday Jul 10 11:00 AM-12:00 PM

    Calling all kids 3–5 years old! Along with your favorite adult, join us in exploring nature through songs, games, hands-on fun, and museum adventures. An appropriate snack is provided.
  • Tiny Tots: Digging Dinosaurs

    Wednesday Jul 12 11:00 AM-12:00 PM

    Calling all kids 3–5 years old! Along with your favorite adult, join us in exploring nature through songs, games, hands-on fun, and museum adventures. An appropriate snack is provided.
  • Tiny Tots: Mushy Gushy Science

    Monday Jul 17 11:00 AM-12:00 PM

    Calling all kids 3–5 years old! Along with your favorite adult, join us in exploring nature through songs, games, hands-on fun, and museum adventures. An appropriate snack is provided.
  • Tiny Tots: Dinosaur Discovery

    Wednesday Jul 19 11:00 AM-12:00 PM

    Calling all kids 3–5 years old! Along with your favorite adult, join us in exploring nature through songs, games, hands-on fun, and museum adventures. An appropriate snack is provided.
  • Access to Science: Opening Doors to Autism

    Saturday Jul 22 9:00 AM-11:00 AM

    Children on the autism spectrum and their families are invited to experience the museum before the crowds.
  • Tiny Tots: Animal Atlas

    Monday Jul 24 11:00 AM-12:00 PM

    Calling all kids 3–5 years old! Along with your favorite adult, join us in exploring nature through songs, games, hands-on fun, and museum adventures. An appropriate snack is provided.
  • Tiny Tots: Incredible Insects

    Wednesday Jul 26 11:00 AM-12:00 PM

    Calling all kids 3–5 years old! Along with your favorite adult, join us in exploring nature through songs, games, hands-on fun, and museum adventures. An appropriate snack is provided.
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