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Door 19: Renais-Science Faire

Thursday, February 21, 2019

6:00 PM-9:30 PM

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!

Door 19 Activities:

  • Warm up with some grog at the tavern (well, open bar)
  • Marvel at sea monsters and explore ancient tomes behind the scenes in our Ichthyology and Archives collections
  • Enjoy the medieval stylings of roving minstrels
  • Share a selfie with a pirate
  • Dissect a kraken and use its ink to write a special message
  • Meet living armored beasts and cheer them on as they joust for glory
  • Separate fact from fiction and investigate specimens of dragons, cyclops and bigfoots (bigfeet?)
  • Have your fortune foretold with a “professional” tea leaf reading
  • Find out if unicorns are real in our special exhibit, Mythic Creatures (don’t worry, they are)
  • Stand in the shadow of dragons (dinosaurs, that is) and talk to our most engaging fossil experts as you piece together the remains of the past
  • Eat great food from our exclusive caterer, 12th St. Catering (vegetarian options available)
  • And … did we mention the open bar?


Through February 6 - $65 Public/$55 Members/$60 Drexel Alumni
February 7–February 14 -  $75 Public/$65 Members/$65 Drexel Alumni
February 15–February 21 -  $85 Public/$65 Members/$65 Drexel Alumni

Door 19 is a series of four events each year. Here are the dates and topics for 2019:

  • Thursday, February 21: Renais-Science Faire
  • Thursday, April 11: Clams Casino Royale
  • Thursday, June 13: Traditional Medicinals
  • Thursday, October 24: Death and Taxidermy
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The Academy of Natural Sciences of Drexel University
1900 Benjamin Franklin Parkway
Philadelphia, PA 19103


  • Everyone