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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.


Membership

Members can explore the museum, including popular exhibits like Dinosaur Hall, Outside In, and Butterflies! as much as they want for free!

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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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Events

  • Science on Tap Untapped: Schooled By Science

    Monday, April 23, 2018

    6:00 PM-8:00 PM

    National Mechanics Bar 22 South 3rd Street Philadelphia, PA 19106

    • Everyone

    Join us for a special PSF Science on Tap with partners from the Academy of Natural Sciences, Science History Institute, American Philosophical Society, Wagner Institute of Science, the Mütter Museum and National Mechanics.

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  • Read to a Reptile

    Tuesday, April 24, 2018

    2:00 PM-4:00 PM

    The Academy of Natural Sciences 1900 Benjamin Franklin Parkway Philadelphia, PA 19103

    • Everyone

    Grab a book, pull up a chair, and practice your reading with the live animals of Outside In. Teach a turtle, hang out with our listening lizards, and share a story with a snake.

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  • Neighborhood Science After School: Dino Games

    Tuesday, April 24, 2018

    3:30 PM-4:30 PM

    Lawncrest Library 6098 Rising Sun Ave Philadelphia, PA 19111

    • Everyone

    What better way to celebrate science than in your own backyard? Join the Philadelphia Science Festival and Academy educator Mike Kaczmarczik at your neighborhood library after school for a celebration of science exploration!

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  • Community Night at the Franklin Institute: Are You A Bug Enthusiast?

    Tuesday, April 24, 2018

    5:00 PM-8:00 PM

    The Franklin Institute 222 N 20th Street Philadelphia, PA 19103

    • Everyone

    The Franklin Institute welcomes guests for a free evening of educational experiences that include the museum’s famous permanent exhibits, special programs and shows and hands-on activities from Philadelphia Science Festival partner organizations, including the Academy.

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  • “Lake Placid”: Now That’s a Croc!

    Tuesday, April 24, 2018

    7:00 PM-10:00 PM

    Prince Theater 1412 Chestnut St Philadelphia, PA 19102

    • Everyone

    Join the Philadelphia Film Society for a showing of Lake Placid, in which a 30-foot croc shows up in picturesque lake in backwoods Maine. After the film, Academy Dinosaur Hall Coordinator Jason Poole will chat with movie goers about the “science” behind the film.

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