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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

  • Door 19: The Mating Game

    Thursday, February 8, 2018

    6:00 PM-9:00 PM

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

    • Everyone

    Knock 3.14159 times on Door 19 for admission to an oddly charming evening that will forever change how you think about science. Curated for the curious, Door 19 is quirky science meets themed soiree, set against a backdrop of live performances, music, potent libations, and dinosaurs.

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  • Night in the Museum with Special Guest Star: Crocs

    Saturday and Sunday, February 10 & 11, 2018

    6:30 PM-9:00 AM

    1900 Benjamin Franklin Parkway Philadelphia, PA 19103

    • Everyone

    Overnights with a big overbite!! Enjoy all the great activities of our Night in the Museum programs and get a chance to see what the special stars of our special exhibit Crocs are up to after the sun goes down. It’s sure to be a night with these nocturnal critters that you won’t soon forget!

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  • Paleopalooza

    Saturday, March 3, 2018

    10:00 AM-5:00 PM

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

    • Everyone

    Every year, the Academy celebrates all things prehistoric during Paleopalooza, a two-day festival of fossils. We offer new and exciting activities each year, along with our most popular and recurring attractions.

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  • Paleopalooza

    Sunday, March 4, 2018

    10:00 AM-5:00 PM

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

    • Everyone

    Every year, the Academy celebrates all things prehistoric during Paleopalooza, a two-day festival of fossils. We offer new and exciting activities each year, along with our most popular and recurring attractions.

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  • Night in the Museum with Special Guest Star: Crocs

    Saturday and Sunday, March 17 & 18, 2018

    6:30 PM-9:00 AM

    1900 Benjamin Franklin Parkway Philadelphia, PA 19103

    • Everyone

    Overnights with a big overbite!! Enjoy all the great activities of our Night in the Museum programs and get a chance to see what the special stars of our special exhibit Crocs are up to after the sun goes down. It’s sure to be a night with these nocturnal critters that you won’t soon forget!

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