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Events

  • Pop-up Lab: Parks on Tap at Fairmount Water Works

    Saturday, October 2, 2021

    10:00 AM-3:00 PM

    Fairmount Water Water Works 40 Waterworks Drive, Philadelphia, PA 19130

    • Everyone

    Let’s talk science! Stop by the Academy of Natural Sciences Pop-up Lab and learn fun ways to explore science and learn something new about our world.

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  • Dioramas of the Anthropocene

    Sunday, October 3, 2021

    11:00 AM-12:30 PM

    1900 Benjamin Franklin Parkway Philadelphia, PA 19103

    • Everyone

    Employing the Academy’s collection of habitat displays as a platform for conversation, this event will explore artistic strategies behind the opera-performance Sun & Sea, widely celebrated as one of the most compelling artworks to address the climate crisis to date.

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  • Paleo Playdate: October 6

    Wednesday, October 6, 2021

    10:15 AM-11:15 AM

    1900 Benjamin Franklin Parkway Philadelphia, PA 19103

    • Everyone

    Calling curious kiddos! Grab your favorite plastic dinosaur, stuffed animal or toy bug and join us at the Academy for a playful preschool party.

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  • Secrets of the Diorama

    Thursday, October 7, 2021

    7:30 PM-8:30 PM

    This is a live virtual event that will be held on Zoom.

    • Everyone

    Explore the Academy’s renowned dioramas, comparing these unique time capsules from the 1930s and 1950s to modern day habitats.

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  • Outside In:¬†Around the World

    Saturday, October 9, 2021

    10:00 AM-10:30 AM

    This is a live virtual event that will be held on Zoom.

    • Everyone

    Kids can enjoy a virtual trip around the world with Academy scientists and educators. We’ll explore the unique native habitats of our resident animal ambassadors.

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