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Events

  • Academy Town Square: 24 Hours of Reality

    Thursday, November 21, 2019

    6:30 PM-8:00 PM

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

    • Everyone

    What kind of world do we want to leave our children? This November, 24 Hours of Reality: Truth in Action brings the world together to ask that very question and address the climate crisis with local action. Join the Academy for a fast-paced, solutions-focused program featuring a Climate Reality Leader and Academy climate experts.

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  • Wild Wizarding Weekend

    Friday, November 29, 2019

    10:00 AM-8:00 PM

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

    • Everyone

    Explore the magical world of the Academy with a weekend of spellbinding, hands-on activities! Meet the Academy’s own fantastic beasts and learn about the real animals that inspire your favorite fantasy stories.

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  • Wild Wizarding Weekend

    Saturday, November 30, 2019

    10:00 AM-5:00 PM

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

    • Everyone

    Explore the magical world of the Academy with a weekend of spellbinding, hands-on activities! Meet the Academy’s own fantastic beasts and learn about the real animals that inspire your favorite fantasy stories.

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  • Wild Wizarding Weekend

    Sunday, December 1, 2019

    10:00 AM-5:00 PM

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

    • Everyone

    Explore the magical world of the Academy with a weekend of spellbinding, hands-on activities! Meet the Academy’s own fantastic beasts and learn about the real animals that inspire your favorite fantasy stories.

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  • Minefaire

    Saturday, December 28, 2019

    10:00 AM-5:00 PM

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

    • Everyone

    This winter, MINECRAFT players and their families unite at Minefaire to compete in tournaments and build battles! On December 28 and 29th, Minefaire will be held at the Academy.

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  • Minefaire

    Sunday, December 29, 2019

    10:00 AM-5:00 PM

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

    • Everyone

    This winter, MINECRAFT players and their families unite at Minefaire to compete in tournaments and build battles! On December 28 and 29th, Minefaire will be held at the Academy.

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  • Door 19: Sippin’ With Sloths

    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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