Lectures and Talks

paleontologist Jack Horner gives a talk at the Academy

The Academy regularly hosts distinguished lecturers, scientists, artists, and authors to speak. Hear prominent experts in their fields discuss topics ranging from natural history and general science to wildlife art and sustainability.

Lectures & Talks

  • Nerd Nite Brunch: Body vs Booze

    Sunday Apr 27 12:00 PM-1:30 PM

    Philadelphia Science Festival Event.
    Have a little too much fun last night? Learn what's going on in your body while you're drinking and why your body feels the way it does after a night out. Uncover the truth about common hangover "cures" at this brunch edition of Nerd Nite.
  • Ick! Creatures That Make Your Skin Crawl and the Lovely Reasons Why

    Tuesday Apr 29 6:00 PM-7:30 PM

    Philadelphia Science Festival Event.
    Does the sound of bees buzzing make your skin crawl? Why does the site of a cockroach give us the creepy-crawlies? Sing and dance your way through this surrealist performance and discover how the sensation of touch affects human perception.
  • Science Happy Hour: Misunderstood Monsters

    Tuesday Apr 29 6:00 PM-7:30 PM

    Philadelphia Science Festival Event.
    If 600 lb. Siberian tigers or foot-long T. rex incisors are your kryptonite, come take a walk on the wild side and learn about some of the fiercest predators that ever lived. Hear how you can work to save tigers from deforestation while you sip ferocious cocktails. Experts, including Fossil Prep Lab Manager Jason Poole, bust myths on some of nature’s predators.
  • Love, Lust, and Loathing: The Science Behind our Strongest Emotions

    Wednesday Apr 30 6:00 PM-7:30 PM

    Philadelphia Science Festival Event.
    What separates love from lust? What triggers disgust? Do other primates experience love? Do dolphins feel lust? Six local experts, including Academy educator Mary Bailey, dive into the hormonal and chemical factors that fuel these intense emotions.
  • The Cheryl Beth Silverman Memorial Lecture Featuring Carl Safina

    Wednesday Apr 30 7:00 PM-8:30 PM

    Join us for the Cheryl Beth Silverman Memorial Lecture featuring Carl Safina. Mr. Safina will present "Caught in the Same Net: The Ocean and Us."
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