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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  • Tiny Titans Opening Weekend

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

    Join us for the opening weekend of our new exhibit, Tiny Titans: Dinosaur Eggs and Babies!
  • Tiny Titans Opening Weekend

    Sunday Oct 1 10:00 AM-5:00 PM

    Join us for the opening weekend of our new exhibit, Tiny Titans: Dinosaur Eggs and Babies!
  • Bird/Window Collisions: Historical Research and Contemporary Solutions

    Thursday Oct 5 7:30 PM-9:30 PM

    Join ornithologist Dr. Daniel Klem for a talk on why windows are often fatal to birds.
  • Members' Night 2017

    Friday Oct 13 5:00 PM-9:00 PM

    For one night only, our researchers, scientists, and educators welcome members behind the scenes for exciting activities that showcase what the Academy’s experts do every day! Meet our staff, see our collections, and experience the breadth and depth of work that takes place behind the scenes at the museum.
  • Access to Science: Opening Doors to Autism

    Sunday Oct 15 9:00 AM-11:00 AM

    Children on the autism spectrum and their families are invited to experience the museum before the crowds.
  • Academy Town Square featuring Ken Lacovara on Why Dinosaurs Matter

    Tuesday Oct 17 6:30 PM-8:30 PM

    The Academy Town Square series of the Academy of Natural Sciences of Drexel University and WHYY’s The Pulse present “Why Dinosaurs Matter: A Conversation with Kenneth Lacovara”
  • The Philadelphia Shell Show

    Saturday Oct 28 10:00 AM-5:00 PM

    Thousands of shells will be on display and for sale at the annual Philadelphia Shell Show, October 28–29, 2017, at the Academy of Natural Sciences of Drexel University.
  • The Philadelphia Shell Show

    Sunday Oct 29 10:00 AM-5:00 PM

    Thousands of shells will be on display and for sale at the annual Philadelphia Shell Show, October 28–29, 2017, at the Academy of Natural Sciences of Drexel University.
  • 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.
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