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Get Involved

There are many ways to get involved with the Academy. From becoming an Academy member or supporter to volunteering as an intern, guide, or research assistant, you can join the Academy in our mission to encourage and cultivate the natural and environmental sciences. You can also participate in our in-depth programs for learners of all ages.


Membership

Members can explore the museum, including popular exhibits like Dinosaur Hall, Outside In, and Butterflies! as much as they want for free!

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Programs

The Academy has exciting, in-depth programs for learners of all ages.

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Volunteering

Volunteers are integral to the success of the Academy.

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Giving

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Events

  • Mythic Creatures Opening Weekend

    Saturday, February 16, 2019

    10:00 AM-5:00 PM

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

    • Everyone

    Join us this weekend for the premiere of our newest special exhibit, Mythic Creatures: Dragons, Unicorns & Mermaids. Learn the history of your favorite cryptid beasts and the real animals that influenced their stories. Observe a Kraken dissection, get up close and personal with sea monkeys and create your own unicorn poop soap slime!

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  • Night in the Museum: Myths and Legends

    Saturday and Sunday, February 16 & 17, 2019

    6:30 PM-9:00 AM

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

    • Everyone

    Experience the Academy’s towering dinosaurs—including T. rex—after dark! Your action-packed night at the museum barely leaves room for shut-eye.

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  • Mythic Creatures Opening Weekend

    Sunday, February 17, 2019

    10:00 AM-5:00 PM

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

    • Everyone

    Join us this weekend for the premiere of our newest special exhibit, Mythic Creatures: Dragons, Unicorns & Mermaids. Learn the history of your favorite cryptid beasts and the real animals that influenced their stories. Observe a Kraken dissection, get up close and personal with sea monkeys and create your own unicorn poop soap slime!

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  • Mythic Creatures Opening Weekend

    Monday, February 18, 2019

    10:00 AM-5:00 PM

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

    • Everyone

    Join us this weekend for the premiere of our newest special exhibit, Mythic Creatures: Dragons, Unicorns & Mermaids. Learn the history of your favorite cryptid beasts and the real animals that influenced their stories. Observe a Kraken dissection, get up close and personal with sea monkeys and create your own unicorn poop soap slime!

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  • Door 19: Renais-Science Faire

    Thursday, February 21, 2019

    6:00 PM-9:30 PM

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

    • Everyone

    Hear ye, hear ye! Let the (science) faire begin! Enjoy an enchanting evening of myths and legends against a backdrop of science and inquiry. Come in costume or come as you as you are. It’s going to be a knight to remember!

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