Adult Programs

mega-bad movie night

Mega-Bad Movie Night

Mega-Bad Movie Night presents remarkably bad movies enlivened with expert commentary. Think Mystery Science Theatre 3000. » More
Science on Tap

Science on Tap

Science on Tap is a monthly science café in Philadelphia for anyone who is interested in getting together with other people to discuss a range of engaging science topics. » More
Nerd Nite

Nerd Nite

Nerd Nite is a monthly café held in more than 75 cities across the globe. The unofficial tagline is, “It’s like the Discovery Channel –with beer!” » More

Overnight for Adults

Pack a sleeping bag, put on your pj’s, and leave the kids at home—this overnight is for adults only! » More

Outreaches for Adults

Academy on the Go for adults brings the excitement of a museum visit—complete with real dinosaur fossils, specimens, live animals, and expert naturalists—right to you. » More
panel discussion i with a moderator during an environmental program

Public Environmental Programs

The Academy’s environmental programs focus on a variety of critical topics, including watershed science, environmental policy, and sustainability. » More
members of the Philadephia Botany Club on a field trip

Outside Clubs and Societies

The Academy has a long association with local clubs and societies interested in the natural world. All of the groups presented here welcome you, whether you're an amateur, a student, or a professional. » More
paleontologist Jack Horner gives a talk at the Academy

Lectures and Talks

Hear distinguished lecturers, scientists, artists, and authors discuss topics ranging from natural history and science to wildlife art and conservation. » More
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