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Events

  • Youth Climate Action Forum

    Sunday, February 2, 2020

    1:00 PM-3:00 PM

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

    • Everyone

    People across the country – including the youth of Philadelphia – are joining together to make their voices heard in their own communities. We are here to support you!

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  • Night in the Museum

    Saturday and Sunday, February 15 & 16, 2020

    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. Night in the Museum is appropriate for children ages 6–14.

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  • Door 19: Sippin’ With Sloths SOLD OUT

    Thursday, February 27, 2020

    6:00 PM-9:00 PM

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

    • Everyone

    Slam the brakes, slow your roll and slide on over to the Academy: real sloths are coming for an adults-only cocktail party.
     
    Sloths are trendy and tre cool, and for good reason — any animal that is so relaxed that algae grows on its back is pretty much the coolest creature in the trees. At “Door 19: Sipping with Sloths,” explore the unexpected adaptations that give living things (like sloths) an edge, from slowness to senescence. Take a rare chance to scope out the million specimens in our largest collection, or pull out some drawers to study skins behind the scenes. Learn what the “slow food movement” really means, take action by getting some with conservation condoms and cheer on your favorite competitor in the tortoise and the hare race. Dress to impress (sloths are very distinguished!) or come as you are for an offbeat evening with live music, fabulous food and an open bar.

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  • The Real James Bond: Philly, Spies and the Academy of Natural Sciences

    Tuesday, March 3, 2020

    6:30 PM-8:00 PM

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

    • Everyone

    International man of mystery or humble birdwatcher? Why not both? Join us to find out all about Bond, James Bond… the scientist! 007’s namesake is the subject of a new book, The Real James Bond, by Philadelphia native, writer, birder and real James Bond expert, Jim Wright.

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  • Night in the Museum

    Saturday and Sunday, March 21 & 22, 2020

    6:30 PM-9:00 AM

    The Academy of Natural Sciences of Drexel Universtiy 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. Night in the Museum is appropriate for children ages 6–14.

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