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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  • Spring Break Camp

    Wednesday Apr 1 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 April 1-3.
  • Dire Wolves and Dragons Day

    Sunday Apr 12 10:00 AM-5:00 PM

    Join us for a day where science and fantasy meet—and meet a real live wolf-dog hybrid! With popular novels and television shows such as “Game of Thrones ”* featuring dire wolves, dragons, crows, and other farfetched creatures, you might be wondering just how well you can separate fact from fiction. Join us at the Academy to learn what is real and what belongs in a novel.
  • Mega-Bad Movie Night On Tour: Mega-Shark vs Giant Octopus

    Thursday Apr 16 7:00 PM-10:00 PM

    Join the Academy of Natural Sciences and PhilaMOCA for Mega-Bad Movie Night: On Tour!
  • 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.
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