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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

Paleopalooza

visitor in the International Shell Market

The Philadelphia Shell Show

crowd enjoying the 2011 Philadelphia Science Festival

Philadelphia Science Festival

Events

  • Dinos After Dark

    Friday, February 23, 2018

    5:00 PM-8:00 PM

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

    • Everyone

    On the fourth Friday evening of every month this winter and spring, the Academy of Natural Sciences is offering pay-what-you-wish admission, family activities, and an indoor beer garden in our famous Dinosaur Hall.

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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
    Free for members or with general museum admission.
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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
    Free for members or with general museum admission.
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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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  • Animal Superhero Weekend

    Saturday, April 7, 2018

    10:00 AM-5:00 PM

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

    • Everyone

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

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  • Animal Superhero Weekend

    Sunday, April 8, 2018

    10:00 AM-5:00 PM

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

    • Everyone

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

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  • Animal Superhero Weekend

    Saturday, April 14, 2018

    10:00 AM-5:00 PM

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

    • Everyone

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

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  • Animal Superhero Weekend

    Sunday, April 15, 2018

    10:00 AM-5:00 PM

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

    • Everyone

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

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  • X-treme Bugs Opening Weekend

    Saturday, May 26, 2018

    10:00 AM-5:00 PM

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

    • Everyone

    Come face-to-feet with nearly 20 massive, colorful, moving bugs! From a fluttering oversized monarch butterfly and a fluffy tri-colored bumblebee to a gigantic Madagascar hissing cockroach and a blood-sucking bed bug, these towering animatronics tell a rarely seen story of the behaviors and intricacies of extreme bugs. Get a bug’s-eye view of the world, explore critter calls, dig for ancient arthropods, and play an Xtreme bug facts game. Each day, meet a live critter during bug encounters, and find out what makes these critters so incredible.

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  • X-treme Bugs Opening Weekend

    Sunday, May 27, 2018

    10:00 AM-5:00 PM

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

    • Everyone

    Come face-to-feet with nearly 20 massive, colorful, moving bugs! From a fluttering oversized monarch butterfly and a fluffy tri-colored bumblebee to a gigantic Madagascar hissing cockroach and a blood-sucking bed bug, these towering animatronics tell a rarely seen story of the behaviors and intricacies of extreme bugs. Get a bug’s-eye view of the world, explore critter calls, dig for ancient arthropods, and play an Xtreme bug facts game. Each day, meet a live critter during bug encounters, and find out what makes these critters so incredible.

    Read More