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Events

  • Junior Scientist Workshop Series: What’s Down the Shore?

    Saturday, September 25, 2021

    10:00 AM-12:00 PM

    1900 Benjamin Franklin Parkway, Philadelphia, PA 19103

    • Everyone

    Why do we all like going to the beach? Shorelines are some of the most popular places for people to live and relax, but there’s so much more on the shore!

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  • Parkway Pals: National Comic Book Day Celebration

    Saturday, September 25, 2021

    11:00 AM-12:00 PM

    Sister Cities Park

    • Everyone

    Join the Academy in celebrating National Comic Book Day during Parkway Pals Family Saturdays on September 25, 2021. Find out all about some animal superheroes and their amazing superpowers.

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  • 14th Annual Members’ Night

    Friday, October 1, 2021

    3:00 PM-9:00 PM

    1900 Benjamin Franklin Parkway Philadelphia, PA 19103

    • Everyone

    Academy members are invited to explore the museum and Academy science during members-only hours on Friday, October 1, 3–9 p.m.

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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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  • The Real James Bond

    Saturday, October 9, 2021

    2:30 PM-3:00 PM

    1900 Benjamin Franklin Parkway Philadelphia, PA 19103 It is also hosted live on Zoom.

    • Everyone

    The 25th James Bond film is finally being released. To celebrate, we are delighted to bring back the expert on the real James Bond – Wright, Jim Wright.

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  • Paleo Playdate: October 13

    Wednesday, October 13, 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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  • What Eats What?

    Thursday, October 14, 2021

    7:30 PM-8:30 PM

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

    • Everyone

    What Eats What is a popular exhibit presenting the consumers and producers that make up the food chain in a stream. Join our experts to explore the flow of energy from one organism to another.

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