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

  • 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!
  • The Philadelphia Shell Show & Festival

    Saturday Oct 17 10:00 AM-5:00 PM

    Thousands of shells will be on display and for sale at the annual Philadelphia Shell Show and Festival.
  • Dinosaur Days

    Friday Nov 27 10:00 AM-5:00 PM

    Celebrate dinosaurs and their closest living relatives—birds—with a holiday weekend of family fun! Explore the world of the dinosaurs as you examine real fossils up close, meet live birds, and talk with dinosaur experts.
  • Dinosaur Days

    Saturday Nov 28 10:00 AM-5:00 PM

    Celebrate dinosaurs and their closest living relatives—birds—with a holiday weekend of family fun! Explore the world of the dinosaurs as you examine real fossils up close, meet live birds, and talk with dinosaur experts.
  • Dinosaur Days

    Sunday Nov 29 10:00 AM-5:00 PM

    Celebrate dinosaurs and their closest living relatives—birds—with a holiday weekend of family fun! Explore the world of the dinosaurs as you examine real fossils up close, meet live birds, and talk with dinosaur experts.
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