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Programs


young girl touching a live lizard

Family Programs

Share your birthday with dinosaurs, have a sleepover with a polar bear, or meet an iguana during summer camp. More.
identifying plants during the Useful Urban Plants field study

Adult Programs

Take a botany tour, listen to authors, stalk insects at night, or really have fun watching a mega-bad movie. More
entomologist talk with museum visitors during Bug Fest

Festivals and Special Events

Talk to real scientists, look through a microscope, touch live bugs, shop for shells, or search for fossils. More
featured panel during an environmental program

Academy Town Square

Find out the latest on the Marcellus Shale, urban agriculture, or how Philadelphia can become more livable and green. More
 

Upcoming Academy Events:

  • Scientist Saturdays: Snails

    Saturday, April 21, 2018

    1:00 PM-4:00 PM

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

    • Everyone

    Discover current research and meet real scientists at Scientist Saturdays. See hands-on demonstrations of scientists’ exciting research and ask all the questions you want from 1 to 4 p.m.

    Read More
  • Night in the Museum with Special Guest Star: Crocs

    Saturday and Sunday, April 21 & 22, 2018

    6:30 PM-9:00 AM

    1900 Benjamin Franklin Parkway Philadelphia, PA 19103

    • Everyone

    Overnights with a big overbite!! Enjoy all the great activities of our Night in the Museum programs and get a chance to see what the special stars of our special exhibit Crocs are up to after the sun goes down. It’s sure to be a night with these nocturnal critters that you won’t soon forget!

    Read More
  • Earth Day

    Sunday, April 22, 2018

    10:00 AM-5:00 PM

    1900 Benjamin Franklin Parkway Philadelphia, PA 19103

    • Everyone

    Celebrate Earth Day at the Academy and learn what YOU can do to be a better steward of the environment.

    Read More
  • Fishtown Science Crawl

    Sunday, April 22, 2018

    2:00 PM-5:00 PM

    Frankford Ave

    • Everyone

    Take “Sunday Funday” to a whole new level during the Fishtown Science Crawl. With drink specials, explosive science demonstrations and awe-inspiring activities, we will make this the nerdiest bar crawl you’ll ever experience.

    Read More
  • Story Time with Marty

    Monday, April 23, 2018

    11:00 AM-12:00 PM

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

    • Everyone

    Laugh along with Marty the Moose as he shares his April book club choice. Join Marty, his favorite humans, and a live animal guest for this special story time. Pick up a copy of the book in the gift shop and Marty will sign it for you!

    Read More
  • Science on Tap Untapped: Schooled By Science

    Monday, April 23, 2018

    6:00 PM-8:00 PM

    National Mechanics Bar 22 South 3rd Street Philadelphia, PA 19106

    • Everyone

    Join us for a special PSF Science on Tap with partners from the Academy of Natural Sciences, Science History Institute, American Philosophical Society, Wagner Institute of Science, the Mütter Museum and National Mechanics.

    Read More
  • Read to a Reptile

    Tuesday, April 24, 2018

    2:00 PM-4:00 PM

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

    • Everyone

    Grab a book, pull up a chair, and practice your reading with the live animals of Outside In. Teach a turtle, hang out with our listening lizards, and share a story with a snake.

    Read More
  • Neighborhood Science After School: Dino Games

    Tuesday, April 24, 2018

    3:30 PM-4:30 PM

    Lawncrest Library 6098 Rising Sun Ave Philadelphia, PA 19111

    • Everyone

    What better way to celebrate science than in your own backyard? Join the Philadelphia Science Festival and Academy educator Mike Kaczmarczik at your neighborhood library after school for a celebration of science exploration!

    Read More
  • Community Night at the Franklin Institute: Are You A Bug Enthusiast?

    Tuesday, April 24, 2018

    5:00 PM-8:00 PM

    The Franklin Institute 222 N 20th Street Philadelphia, PA 19103

    • Everyone

    The Franklin Institute welcomes guests for a free evening of educational experiences that include the museum’s famous permanent exhibits, special programs and shows and hands-on activities from Philadelphia Science Festival partner organizations, including the Academy.

    Read More
  • “Lake Placid”: Now That’s a Croc!

    Tuesday, April 24, 2018

    7:00 PM-10:00 PM

    Prince Theater 1412 Chestnut St Philadelphia, PA 19102

    • Everyone

    Join the Philadelphia Film Society for a showing of Lake Placid, in which a 30-foot croc shows up in picturesque lake in backwoods Maine. After the film, Academy Dinosaur Hall Coordinator Jason Poole will chat with movie goers about the “science” behind the film.

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  • Scientist Saturdays: Snails

    Saturday, April 21, 2018

    1:00 PM-4:00 PM

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

    • Everyone

    Discover current research and meet real scientists at Scientist Saturdays. See hands-on demonstrations of scientists’ exciting research and ask all the questions you want from 1 to 4 p.m.

    Read More
  • Night in the Museum with Special Guest Star: Crocs

    Saturday and Sunday, April 21 & 22, 2018

    6:30 PM-9:00 AM

    1900 Benjamin Franklin Parkway Philadelphia, PA 19103

    • Everyone

    Overnights with a big overbite!! Enjoy all the great activities of our Night in the Museum programs and get a chance to see what the special stars of our special exhibit Crocs are up to after the sun goes down. It’s sure to be a night with these nocturnal critters that you won’t soon forget!

    Read More
  • Earth Day

    Sunday, April 22, 2018

    10:00 AM-5:00 PM

    1900 Benjamin Franklin Parkway Philadelphia, PA 19103

    • Everyone

    Celebrate Earth Day at the Academy and learn what YOU can do to be a better steward of the environment.

    Read More
  • Fishtown Science Crawl

    Sunday, April 22, 2018

    2:00 PM-5:00 PM

    Frankford Ave

    • Everyone

    Take “Sunday Funday” to a whole new level during the Fishtown Science Crawl. With drink specials, explosive science demonstrations and awe-inspiring activities, we will make this the nerdiest bar crawl you’ll ever experience.

    Read More
  • Story Time with Marty

    Monday, April 23, 2018

    11:00 AM-12:00 PM

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

    • Everyone

    Laugh along with Marty the Moose as he shares his April book club choice. Join Marty, his favorite humans, and a live animal guest for this special story time. Pick up a copy of the book in the gift shop and Marty will sign it for you!

    Read More
  • Science on Tap Untapped: Schooled By Science

    Monday, April 23, 2018

    6:00 PM-8:00 PM

    National Mechanics Bar 22 South 3rd Street Philadelphia, PA 19106

    • Everyone

    Join us for a special PSF Science on Tap with partners from the Academy of Natural Sciences, Science History Institute, American Philosophical Society, Wagner Institute of Science, the Mütter Museum and National Mechanics.

    Read More
  • Read to a Reptile

    Tuesday, April 24, 2018

    2:00 PM-4:00 PM

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

    • Everyone

    Grab a book, pull up a chair, and practice your reading with the live animals of Outside In. Teach a turtle, hang out with our listening lizards, and share a story with a snake.

    Read More
  • Neighborhood Science After School: Dino Games

    Tuesday, April 24, 2018

    3:30 PM-4:30 PM

    Lawncrest Library 6098 Rising Sun Ave Philadelphia, PA 19111

    • Everyone

    What better way to celebrate science than in your own backyard? Join the Philadelphia Science Festival and Academy educator Mike Kaczmarczik at your neighborhood library after school for a celebration of science exploration!

    Read More
  • Community Night at the Franklin Institute: Are You A Bug Enthusiast?

    Tuesday, April 24, 2018

    5:00 PM-8:00 PM

    The Franklin Institute 222 N 20th Street Philadelphia, PA 19103

    • Everyone

    The Franklin Institute welcomes guests for a free evening of educational experiences that include the museum’s famous permanent exhibits, special programs and shows and hands-on activities from Philadelphia Science Festival partner organizations, including the Academy.

    Read More
  • “Lake Placid”: Now That’s a Croc!

    Tuesday, April 24, 2018

    7:00 PM-10:00 PM

    Prince Theater 1412 Chestnut St Philadelphia, PA 19102

    • Everyone

    Join the Philadelphia Film Society for a showing of Lake Placid, in which a 30-foot croc shows up in picturesque lake in backwoods Maine. After the film, Academy Dinosaur Hall Coordinator Jason Poole will chat with movie goers about the “science” behind the film.

    Read More
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