Academy on the Go

Special Covid-19 Message

Thank you for your interest in school programs! We value your time and your interest in the Academy. We know these are trying times for all of us, and we look forward to continuing to inspire students about the natural world.

For the 2020-2021 school year we are excited to offer guided virtual lessons for school students K-12, which keep you and your students safe while exploring the Academy with us! On-site school lessons and the Academy On the Go outreach program are on hold until further notice as we follow state and city health standards and prioritize staff and student safety.

We will be offering support materials, resources and lessons online so you can deliver science learning in your classrooms and homes. Our guided virtual visits and lessons engage students virtually with water quality, climate change, evolution and biodiversity & extinction—the Academy’s key science focus areas Our teacher guides contain further themed content and activities for your students to continue exploring their passion for the natural world.

We look forward to working with you again and virtually inspiring your students!

Planning a future visit? Check out our offerings below!

Academy on the Go

Title 1 public schools in Philadelphia, Cheltenham, Hatboro-Horsham, Interboro, Norristown, Penn-Delco, Chester-Upland and Souderton may be eligible for a FREE outreach from the Academy. Call 215-299-1060 for details.

Transform your classroom, auditorium, or fair  into an unforgettable natural science experience! Academy On-the-Go brings the excitement of a museum visit—complete with specimens, live animals, and expert naturalists—right to you.
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Our structured lesson programs can be reserved for large or small groups and can be tailored to your age group or customized to your particular needs.

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Groups of All Sizes

Small group programs are ideal for groups of preschoolers, adults and everyone in between. Topics are tailored to the audience and include touchable museum specimens or live animals.

Large group programs are ideal for auditoriums and other large spaces. Appropriate for first grade and up, these 45 minute programs can feature live animals, fossils and amazing specimens.

Not sure whether your group is considered large? Contact us today for more information about our programming and how we can customize our lessons to meet your needs.  

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Fairs and Festivals

Enjoy a casual format where your guests come and go as they please. They will have the chance to ask questions of our expert naturalist as they meet a variety of live animals up close or personally investigate artifacts. All exhibits feature a variety of touchable specimens. Ideal for festivals and fairs.

Ready to Book?

Register online, email reservations@ansp.org or call 215-299-1060 for more information!

Programs for Adults

Find out more about scheduling an Academy on the Go program for your corporate event, club meeting, or retirement community.