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

  • Animal Superhero Weekend

    Saturday Apr 1 10:00 AM-5:00 PM

    Is it a bird? Is it a plane? No—it’s Animal Superhero Weekend!
  • Animal Superhero Weekend

    Sunday Apr 2 10:00 AM-5:00 PM

    Is it a bird? Is it a plane? No—it’s Animal Superhero Weekend!
  • Philadelphia Science Festival: Science After Hours: Prom

    Friday Apr 21 7:00 PM-10:00 PM

    The wildly successful celebration for the 21+ crowd is back, this year with a prom theme! Academy malacologist Nasreen Phillips will be sharing what it’s like to look after millions of mollusks at an interactive table. Meet a variety of live terrestrial snails and slugs from the Academy’s Malacology Collection.
  • Philadelphia Science Festival: Neighborhood Science After School

    Monday Apr 24 3:30 PM-5:30 PM

    What better way to celebrate science than in your own backyard? Join the Philadelphia Science Festival at your neighborhood library after school for a celebration of science exploration!
  • Philadelphia Science Festival: Science on Tap Untapped: Scientific Malarkey

    Monday Apr 24 6:00 PM-8:00 PM

    Join the Academy of Natural Sciences, Chemical Heritage Foundation, American Philosophical Society, Wagner Institute of Science, the Mütter Museum, and National Mechanics for a special PSF Science on Tap that will explore debunked theories that were once accepted as reality in the scientific world.
  • Philadelphia Science Festival: Fake Out: The Science of Deception

    Tuesday Apr 25 6:30 PM-9:00 PM

    See if you can determine fact from fiction in this engaging program all about the science of deception. Go behind the scenes of the world’s most convincing tricks as you uncover the secret science behind artificial sweeteners, animal mimicry, artistic forgeries, and more!
  • Philadelphia Science Festival: Science Storytime

    Wednesday Apr 26 10:30 AM-12:30 PM

    A lifelong love of science starts with a spark! At Science Storytime, youngsters will begin to develop an inquisitive approach to the world through movement, dance, and joint discoveries. Read, ask questions, and celebrate creative thinking as you begin to ignite the spark of STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, and Math) in your child.
  • Philadelphia Science Festival: Science Carnival at Penn’s Landing

    Saturday Apr 29 10:00 AM-4:00 PM

    We’re joining 100 other exhibitors for this free carnival, which includes family-friendly experiments, activities, games, and a packed lineup of live entertainment.
  • Frog Jump Day

    Saturday May 13 10:00 AM-5:00 PM

    Hop on over to our pad for some ribbiting programming on National Frog Jump Day as we say goodbye to the special exhibit, Frogs: A Chorus of Colors.
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