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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  • Wild Wizarding Weekend

    Friday Nov 24 10:00 AM-5:00 PM

    Explore the magical world of the Academy with a weekend of spellbinding, hands-on activities! Meet the Academy’s own fantastic beasts and learn about the real animals that inspire your favorite wizarding stories.
  • Wild Wizarding Weekend

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

    Explore the magical world of the Academy with a weekend of spellbinding, hands-on activities! Meet the Academy’s own fantastic beasts and learn about the real animals that inspire your favorite wizarding stories.
  • Wild Wizarding Weekend

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

    Explore the magical world of the Academy with a weekend of spellbinding, hands-on activities! Meet the Academy’s own fantastic beasts and learn about the real animals that inspire your favorite wizarding stories.
  • Dino-mite Winter

    Wednesday Dec 27 10:00 AM-5:00 PM

    Spend your winter break with us! Warm up in Butterflies!, spend some time with our live animals, and visit our special Tiny Titans exhibit. Celebrate what makes the Academy great with exciting new stage shows, fascinating fossils, hands-on science, and special specimens from our collections.
  • Dino-mite Winter

    Thursday Dec 28 10:00 AM-5:00 PM

    Spend your winter break with us! Warm up in Butterflies!, spend some time with our live animals, and visit our special Tiny Titans exhibit. Celebrate what makes the Academy great with exciting new stage shows, fascinating fossils, hands-on science, and special specimens from our collections.
  • Dino-mite Winter

    Friday Dec 29 10:00 AM-5:00 PM

    Spend your winter break with us! Warm up in Butterflies!, spend some time with our live animals, and visit our special Tiny Titans exhibit. Celebrate what makes the Academy great with exciting new stage shows, fascinating fossils, hands-on science, and special specimens from our collections.
  • Dino-mite Winter

    Saturday Dec 30 10:00 AM-5:00 PM

    Spend your winter break with us! Warm up in Butterflies!, spend some time with our live animals, and visit our special Tiny Titans exhibit. Celebrate what makes the Academy great with exciting new stage shows, fascinating fossils, hands-on science, and special specimens from our collections.
  • Access to Science: Opening Doors to Autism

    Saturday Feb 3 9:00 AM-11:00 AM

    Children on the autism spectrum and their families are invited to experience the museum before the crowds.
  • Crocs Opening Weekend

    Saturday Feb 3 10:00 AM-5:00 PM

    Join us for the opening weekend of our new exhibit, Crocs: Ancient Predators in a Modern World!
  • Crocs Opening Weekend

    Sunday Feb 4 10:00 AM-5:00 PM

    Join us for the opening weekend of our new exhibit, Crocs: Ancient Predators in a Modern World!
Plan your visit, check out our new exhibits, and find out about upcoming activities.
Discover the past and explore the future of the natural sciences in our online exhibits.
Make a difference, browse our programs, and get involved with the natural world.