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Paleopalooza

Saturday, October 17 – Sunday, October 25

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Plug in to the world of dinosaurs and other ancient creatures with a week of digital Devonian discoveries and computerized Cretaceous content! From Saturday, October 17 to Sunday, October 25, join us on Zoom and Facebook to celebrate all things paleo, from inverts encased in amber to the modern cousins of ice age animals. Download new dinosaur activities and watch exclusive videos, tune in to talk with real scientists, learn about fossils from all over the world and see specimens from the Academy’s behind-the-scenes collections. Most digital activities are free; Zoom programs require free registration but may be limited in the number of attendees.

Science From Home Activity Sheets

The Daily Bone

There are millions of cool fossil specimens at the Academy, representing the tiniest insects to the most gigantic dinosaurs of the ancient world. Learn about rare fossils and the scientists who study them at this daily interactive meet-and-greet. A new fossil will be featured each day for you to ask questions about!

The Daily Bone | Sunday, October 25th

The Daily Bone | Saturday, October 24th

The Daily Bone | Friday, October 23rd

The Daily Bone Special Edition: Sloth Family Reunion | Thursday, October 22nd

Lulu, our visiting live sloth, has had a great summer, and now she has some time to see her Philadelphia relatives … her ancient sloth cousins! Join Lulu as she journeys to the Academy Vertebrate Paleontology Collection to check out some specimens of the extinct ground sloth, including claws, bones and even some really old sloth poop! See how these ancient beasts compare to modern animals and learn more about evolution and biodiversity.


The Daily Bone | Wednesday, October 21th

The Daily Bone | Tuesday, October 20th

The Daily Bone | Monday, October 19th

Digital Downloads and Videos

Want even more great Paleopalooza content to enjoy on your own time? Check out brand-new Science from Home activity sheets featuring experiments, crafts and science explorations you can do right from home. Enjoy a virtual tour of our awesome ammonites and a video of paleo art techniques. And don’t forget to engage with us on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter. We want to hear all about the dinos you love! @acadnatsci

Virtual Tour Videos

Vertebrate Paleontology: Fossils of Pennsylvania

How to Prepare Fossils

Invertebrate Paleontology: Insect and Arachnid Fossils

Plaster Model Collection Tour

Academy Exhibits Open to the Public
11 a.m.–5 p.m. (10–11 a.m. for members only)
Fridays–Sundays
Timed tickets required

Paleopalooza is online this fall, but you can visit the Academy every Friday, Saturday and Sunday to see our signature exhibits. Stop by our Fossil Prep Lab to see what is on display. Enjoy a fun self-guided Dinosaur Hall activity, “Down the Hall and Around the World.” Be sure to explore Survival of the Slowest before it closes on October 25, and visit our brand-new exhibit, Wildlife Photographer of the Year.