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Festivals and Special Events

superhero weekend

Animal Superhero Weekend

Dinos After Dark

entomologist talk with museum visitors during Bug Fest

Bug Fest

carnivore capades

Carnivore Capades

dino-mite summer

Dino-mite Summer

Dino-mite Winter

Dinosaur Days

wild wizarding weekend

Wild Wizarding Weekend

Paleopalooza

visitor in the International Shell Market

The Philadelphia Shell Show

crowd enjoying the 2011 Philadelphia Science Festival

Philadelphia Science Festival

Events

  • Scientist Saturday: Chelsea Smith and Elizabeth Mchone

    Saturday, January 20, 2018

    1:00 PM-4:00 PM

    The Academy of Natural Sciences of Drexel University 1900 Benjamin Franklin Parkway Philadelphia, PA 19103

    • Everyone

    Meet Botany graduate students Liz McHone and Chelsea Smith. McHone and Smith study milkweeds, a beautiful group of plants that are consumed by numerous interesting insects including Monarch butterflies!

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  • Paleopalooza

    Saturday, March 3, 2018

    10:00 AM-5:00 PM

    The Academy of Natural Sciences of Drexel University 1900 Benjamin Franklin Parkway Philadelphia, PA 19103

    • Everyone

    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.

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  • Paleopalooza

    Sunday, March 4, 2018

    10:00 AM-5:00 PM

    The Academy of Natural Sciences of Drexel University 1900 Benjamin Franklin Parkway Philadelphia, PA 19103

    • Everyone

    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.

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  • Founders Day

    Wednesday, March 21, 2018

    10:00 AM-4:30 PM

    The Academy of Natural Sciences of Drexel University 1900 Benjamin Franklin Parkway Philadelphia, PA 19103

    • Everyone

    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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