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Pop-Up Beer Garden Moves Outside for the Summer

Popular Dinos After Dark offers beer and dinosaurs after hours.

PHILADELPHIA, July 5, 2018

Philadelphia’s dinosaur museum has moved its monthly beer garden outside under the big white tent for its popular after-hours Dinos After Dark event.


But fear not! Partiers and dinosaur lovers can still escort their beer and tacos inside the Academy of Natural Sciences of Drexel University and enjoy the full museum experience for an unbeatable pay-as-you-wish admission.


From July through September, the pop-up Dino Drafts: The Academy Beer Garden will be open once a month from 4 p.m. to 10 p.m. outside the museum on Benjamin Franklin Parkway. The museum will be open with extended hours until 8 p.m. The summer dates are:

If it rains, the beer garden will be located inside Dinosaur Hall and will be open 4-8 p.m., same hours as the Dinos After Dark event.


Starting October, the beer garden moves inside to Dinosaur Hall until warmer weather comes back next spring and will be open 4-8 p.m., same as the Dinos After Dark event. Dates for the remainder of 2018 are:

  • Friday, Oct. 26
  • Friday, Nov. 23

All the galleries and the special exhibit Xtreme Bugs will be open to visitors, who will get to experience the museum in a fun new way. Look for live animal encounters and other enriching opportunities for both adults and kids.


“Dinos After Dark is a new initiative for the Academy and an exciting new way to see all your favorite exhibits in a whole new light—after regular hours,” said Academy President and CEO Scott Cooper. “The Academy, with its amazing dinosaurs and scenic dioramas, is a great place to unwind with colleagues and friends after a hectic day at the office. We invite visitors of all ages to participate, including families.”


Admission to the museum is pay-as-you-wish with a suggested donation of $10. Online registration is available at


Partial proceeds from Dino Drafts: The Academy Beer Garden by 12th St. Catering benefit the Academy.


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