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Dinos After Dark

Thursday, October 31, 2019

4:00 PM-8:00 PM

Join us for Dinos After Dark and enjoy pay-what-you-wish admission, a family friendly atmosphere and the Dino Drafts Beer Garden in Dinosaur Hall!   

At Dinos After Dark:

  • Visit Outside In, do a scavenger hunt and meet some of our amazing live animals and buggy boarders
  • Immerse yourself in our tropical butterfly house
  • Observe our technicians preparing real specimens in the Fossil Prep Lab
  • Purchase drinks and food from the Academy Beer Garden: Dino Drafts 
  • For faster check-in, pre-register for the next event today!

Trick or Treat Stamp Scavenger Hunt

Stop by five frightfully fun stations for a treat and to check out spooky specimens from our collections, and visit Outside In to learn how animals enjoy the autumn. You can even enter to win a free membership to the Academy!

Halloween Costume Contest
5:30 p.m. - Kid-Friendly Contest
7 p.m. - All-Ages Contest

Meet under the T. rex to show off your costumes and show us your moves at the Monster Mash. Plenty of prizes for our youngest visitors will be awarded, in addition to prizes for best adult costumes!

Auditorium: Creepy Creature Feature
6 p.m.

Meet some of the slightly scary, but mostly silly, residents of the museum’s Live Animal Center and explore their behaviors, adaptations and ecosystems. The museum's Live Animal Center supports over 100 individual animal ambassadors and several colonies of invertebrates.

Dinos Drafts Beer Garden

12th St. Catering and the Academy of Natural Sciences are excited to offer Dino Drafts: The Academy Beer Garden inside the museum’s famous Dinosaur Hall during Dinos After Dark. Come warm up inside, play board games, purchase a drink, and enjoy mouthwatering bites (think tacos!) at the foot of a 40-foot-long T. rex and its prehistoric friends.  Partial proceeds from Dino Drafts: The Academy Beer Garden benefit the Academy of Natural Sciences.

Upcoming Dinos After Dark Dates:

  • October 31, 2019 (Thursday)
  • November 29, 2019 (Friday)
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The Academy of Natural Sciences of Drexel University
1900 Benjamin Franklin Parkway
Philadelphia, PA 19103


  • Everyone