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Dinos After Dark

dinosaur hall

dinos after dark 

Dinos After Dark
July 17, 2018
Museum open 4–8 p.m.
Dino Drafts 4 p.m. - 10 p.m.

Join us for Dinos After Dark and enjoy pay-what-you-wish admission, family activities and an outdoor beer garden right in front of Philly’s Dinosaur Museum.

General Details 

  • Visit Outside In, do a scavenger hunt and meet some of our amazing live animals and buggy boarders
  • Immerse yourself in our tropical butterfly house
  • Take guided tours of Dino Hall
  • Observe our technicians preparing real specimens in the Fossil Prep Lab
  • Learn to draw a dinosaur
  • Visit Xtreme Bugs
  • Purchase drinks and food from the Academy Beer Garden: Dino Drafts!
  • Skip the line and pre-register online!

BalletX Performance
4 p.m. –warm up on stage
Dream Team - 5:30pm-5:45pm
BalletX - 5:45pm-6:15pm

The first performance of BalletX will be 5:30–5:45 p.m. and will feature The Dream Team of third and fourth graders from three Philadelphia public schools: Chester A. Arthur, Bache-Martin, and Albert M. Greenfield schools. The students are part of a pilot program designed to take BalletX  in-school dance classes to the next level by providing performance opportunities for promising students with an advanced understanding and passion for dance.
BalletX takes the stage again at 5:45-6:15 p.m. for another performance.

Meet the Animals
6:30 & 7:30 p.m.

Meet the furry, feathered and scaly residents of the museum’s Live Animal Center and explore their behaviors, adaptations and ecosystems. The museum's Live Animal Center supports over 100 individual animal ambassadors and several colonies of invertebrates. 

Dino Puppet Workshop

Use your imagination (and an old school overhead projector) to create your own moving and dancing dinosaurs! Learn about dinosaur locomotion, make your own dinosaur shadow puppet, and tell epic prehistoric stories with music and puppets. 

About the Academy’s Outdoor Beer Garden: Dino Drafts

410 p.m.

Join 12th St. Catering and the Academy of Natural Sciences for Dino Drafts: The Academy Beer Garden outside on the Parkway during Dinos After Dark. Come soak in the evening sun, play board games, and purchase beer or sample some mouthwatering bites (think tacos!) at the foot of a giant animatronic orchid mantis. The entire museum will be open with pay-what-you-wish admission (suggested donation is $10 per person). Families are welcome—and if you like, you can stop by for a drink and carry it with you as your group enjoys the museum. Partial proceeds from Dino Drafts: The Academy Beer Garden benefit the Academy of Natural Sciences.

Upcoming Dinos After Dark Dates

  • August 23 (Thursday)
  • September 28 (Friday)
  • October 26 (Friday)
  • November 23 (Friday)