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.


  • Paleopalooza

    Sunday Mar 6 10:00 AM-5:00 PM

    Every year, the Academy celebrates all things prehistoric during Paleopalooza, a two-day festival of fossils. We offer new and exciting activities each year, along with our most popular and recurring attractions.
  • Founders Day

    Monday Mar 21 10:00 AM-4:30 PM

    Pay what you wish to celebrate the anniversary of the Academy’s founding. Bring your friends and family to enjoy dinosaurs, butterflies, and more!
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