Weekends

Young museum visitors look as specimens during a bicentennial event

On selected weekends and holidays during the year, families can create crafts, engage in special interactive activities, examine museum specimens, meet live animals, and see special presentations. Free with museum admission.

Weekends
Events

  • SEPOS International Orchid Show and Sale

    Friday Apr 24 12:00 PM-6:00 PM

    On April 24–26, 2015, the International Orchid Show will transform the Academy into a spectacular world of orchids.
  • SEPOS International Orchid Show and Sale

    Saturday Apr 25 10:00 AM-5:00 PM

    On April 24–26, 2015, the International Orchid Show will transform the Academy into a spectacular world of orchids.
  • SEPOS International Orchid Show and Sale

    Sunday Apr 26 10:00 AM-5:00 PM

    On April 24–26, 2015, the International Orchid Show will transform the Academy into a spectacular world of orchids.
  • Science Carnival on the Parkway

    Saturday May 2 10:00 AM-4:00 PM

    Staff from the Academy will bring wild science—complete with dinosaur fossils, live animals, and interactive activities—outside the museum during the Philadelphia Science Festival Science Carnival on the Benjamin Franklin Parkway.
  • Jurassic Park Movie Marathon

    Saturday May 9 10:00 AM-5:00 PM

    Looking for a fun and relaxing Saturday with your friends or older kids? Join us on Saturday, May 9, for a full-day Jurassic Park Movie Marathon in the Academy’s auditorium.
  • Dinosaur Dance Party

    Saturday May 9 10:30 AM-4:30 PM

    Who really knows how to throw a party? A Triceratops that has had millions of years of experience! Bring your best moves to the dance floor and join Tracy the Triceratops and other dino lovers at a super fun dance party for the whole family.
  • Bug Fest

    Saturday Aug 8 10:00 AM-5:00 PM

    Creepy, crawly, sticky, prickly, wiggly, yucky. And kinda cute. At least that is what we think about bugs at the Academy of Natural Sciences!
  • Bug Fest

    Sunday Aug 9 10:00 AM-5:00 PM

    Creepy, crawly, sticky, prickly, wiggly, yucky. And kinda cute. At least that is what we think about bugs at the Academy of Natural Sciences!
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