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Animal Superhero Weekends Soar at the Academy, April 6-7 and April 13-14

PHILADELPHIA, March 19, 2019

Discover the animal inspiration for superheroes and villains in comic books and movies during the Animal Superhero Weekends at the Academy of Natural Sciences of Drexel University, April 6 and 7 and April 13 and 14.

From Spider-Man to Catwoman, animals influence some of our favorite fictional action characters. At these back-to-back Animal Superhero Weekends, visitors can find out how.  Between live animal encounters, hands-on activities, and training camp, both weekends are bound to be super.

Here are some highlights for both weekends. Activities are free with regular museum admission.  See for more details.

  • Live animal shows at 11 a.m. and 3 p.m. Explore the super strength, sight and smarts of some animals and how they might not be the bad guys after all. 
  • Superhero Training Camp at 1 p.m. Join the Academy’s superhero animals as they hone their strength and agility while foraging, climbing and problem-solving.
  • Super Strength Station all day. Test your strength, sight and speed against the abilities of nature’s own superheroes.
  • Design a Superhero cape and mask to take home.


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