Members’ Night

family watching bird skinning on Members' Night

Friday, September 20, 2013, 5–9 pm

Every year, the Academy of Natural Sciences of Drexel University treats its members to a special evening during which they can meet our staff, see our collections, and experience the breadth and depth of work that takes place behind the scenes at the museum.

Click here to see the 2013 Members' Night Guide.

From returning favorites such as “Dusting the Dinosaurs” to new activities like packing for an expedition, there is sure to be something for everyone at this year’s Members’ Night! Some of the 2013 highlights include:

  • Get a rare peek into the Academy’s famous Mineral Vault
  • Learn how to protect your own fossil
  • Experience what it’s like to search for fossils in the Canadian Arctic
  • Paint a mini dinosaur skull
Fun and Games with Benny! (1 hour show, 6:30-7:30 pm)
Playing games with animals keeps their minds sharp. Drop in and watch our Cockatiel Benny play some of his favorites!
Meet the Scientists
Talk with an environmental scientist studying wetlands, a botanist studying flowers, a paleontologist studying fossils, or any one of a number of Academy scientists. You’ll be visiting them in the labs and offices in which they work.
Explore the Collections
The Academy holds nearly 18 million biological specimens. You can’t possibly see them all in one night, but you’ll be able to view many of our coolest creatures, including insects, birds, fishes, mollusks, lizards, plants, fossils, and more. Most of these are never seen by the public!
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.