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Drop-in Science Workshops

Drop-in Science Workshops, a collage of images including a child looking into a microscope, leaves, Tiktaalik, and a Blue-Tongued Skink

Drop-in Science Workshops, a collage of images including a child looking into a microscope, leaves, Tiktaalik, and a Blue-Tongued Skink
 

Saturday, February 10, 2–4 p.m.
Saturday, April 20, 2–4 p.m.
Saturday, October 5, 2–4 p.m.

Free with admission; program is ongoing while supplies last.
All ages 

On your visit to the Academy, drop by an awesome hands-on station for a short, guided science workshop. Check out rare specimens, get exclusive access to the Academy’s world-renowned research and collections and join us for some hands-on projects. Learn more about your favorite science topics or discover something brand new. Plus, meet other families who share your passion for science and natural history. Workshop themes change seasonally and feature natural science activities led by Academy educators. We’ll bring the supplies, you bring your love of science and nature.

For more information about this program, please contact Amy Hoyt, mediated experiences educator, at alp333@drexel.edu.

Coming up… Devonian Diva!

Saturday, February 10, 2–4 p.m.

Drop in to learn why Tiktaalik is the best example of the transition between fish and limbed animals. Discover the features that led to life on land. Take a peek at the Academy’s fossil collection and craft your own Tiktaalik to take home.

Coming up… Rainforest Rangers!

Saturday, April 20, 2–4 p.m.

What is so important about the rainforest? What plants and animals can you find there? Drop in to learn about the lungs of the planet and be amazed at how biodiversity plays a big part in this habitat. Explore real mammalogy and herpetology specimens and craft your own rainforest ranger button to take home.

Coming up… Extreme Dinosaurs!

Saturday, October 5, 2–4 p.m.

Why did Troodon have feathers? How did ancient lizards stay warm in cooler temperatures? Learn about which adaptations were great at keeping dinosaurs happy in harsh environments. Take a peek at the Academy’s fossil collection and make your own downy dinosaur to take home.

Stay tuned for upcoming workshop topics!