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Programs


Family Programs

Share your birthday with dinosaurs, have a sleepover with a polar bear, or meet an iguana during summer camp. More.

Adult Programs

Experience the museum after hours, attend an Academy Town Square, or have a drink in the Dino Drafts Beer Garden. More
entomologist talk with museum visitors during Bug Fest

Festivals and Special Events

Talk to real scientists, look through a microscope, touch live bugs, shop for shells, or search for fossils. More
featured panel during an environmental program

Academy Town Square

Find out the latest on the Marcellus Shale, urban agriculture, or how Philadelphia can become more livable and green. More
 

Upcoming Academy Events:

  • Access to Science: Opening Doors to Autism

    Sunday, August 25, 2019

    9:00 AM-11:00 AM

    The Academy of Natural Sciences of Drexel University 1900 Benjamin Franklin Parkway Philadelphia, PA 19103

    • Everyone

    Visitors on the autism spectrum and their families are invited to experience the museum before the crowds.

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  • Summer Camp: Into the Wild (August 26-30)

    Monday, August 26, 2019

    9:00 AM-4:00 PM

    The Academy of Natural Sciences of Drexel University 1900 Benjamin Franklin Parkway Philadelphia, PA 19103

    • Everyone

    Amaze yourself with the wilderness around you. Gain a bug’s-eye view of the world, play a game of cricket croquet, and create your very own miniboat to race! This week features a field trip to learn more about the nearby wilderness!

    Read More
  • Mondays with Marty

    Monday, August 26, 2019

    1:00 PM-1:30 PM

    The Academy of Natural Sciences of Drexel University 1900 Benjamin Franklin Parkway Philadelphia, PA 19103

    • Everyone

    Marty the Moose loves nothing more than a story time spent entertaining the crowds with his terrible jokes and goofy sense of humor. Join Marty and his favorite humans to hear a special story and meet a live animal.

    Read More
  • Tiny Tot Explorers: Habitat Harmony

    Wednesday, August 28, 2019

    11:00 AM-12:00 PM

    The Academy of Natural Sciences of Drexel University 1900 Benjamin Franklin Parkway Philadelphia, PA 19103

    • Everyone

    Calling all explorers 2–5 years old! Along with your favorite adult, join us in exploring nature through songs, games, hands-on fun, and museum adventures. An appropriate snack is provided.

    Read More
  • Free Neighborhood Days

    Saturday, September 7, 2019

    10:00 AM-5:00 PM

    The Academy of Natural Sciences of Drexel University 1900 Benjamin Franklin Parkway Philadelphia, PA 19103

    • Everyone

    Enjoy free admission to the Academy of Natural Sciences! If you live in 19104, 19139, 19143 or 19146, visit us for FREE every weekend in September.

    Read More
  • Free Neighborhood Days

    Sunday, September 8, 2019

    10:00 AM-5:00 PM

    The Academy of Natural Sciences of Drexel University 1900 Benjamin Franklin Parkway Philadelphia, PA 19103

    • Everyone

    Enjoy free admission to the Academy of Natural Sciences! If you live in 19104, 19139, 19143 or 19146, visit us for FREE every weekend in September.

    Read More
  • Museums of the 21st Century, featuring Richard Pell and Niki Stewart

    Friday, September 13, 2019

    6:30 PM-8:00 PM

    The Academy of Natural Sciences of Drexel University 1900 Benjamin Franklin Parkway Philadelphia, PA 19103

    • Everyone

    Philadelphia Contemporary presents “Museums of the 21st Century,” a series of public conversations with the founders, writers, curators and artists altering our conception of what a museum can offer its public.

    Read More
  • Free Neighborhood Days

    Saturday, September 14, 2019

    10:00 AM-5:00 PM

    The Academy of Natural Sciences of Drexel University 1900 Benjamin Franklin Parkway Philadelphia, PA 19103

    • Everyone

    Enjoy free admission to the Academy of Natural Sciences! If you live in 19104, 19139, 19143 or 19146, visit us for FREE every weekend in September.

    Read More
  • Free Neighborhood Days

    Sunday, September 15, 2019

    10:00 AM-5:00 PM

    The Academy of Natural Sciences of Drexel University 1900 Benjamin Franklin Parkway Philadelphia, PA 19103

    • Everyone

    Enjoy free admission to the Academy of Natural Sciences! If you live in 19104, 19139, 19143 or 19146, visit us for FREE every weekend in September.

    Read More
  • Free Neighborhood Days

    Saturday, September 21, 2019

    10:00 AM-5:00 PM

    The Academy of Natural Sciences of Drexel University 1900 Benjamin Franklin Parkway Philadelphia, PA 19103

    • Everyone

    Enjoy free admission to the Academy of Natural Sciences! If you live in 19104, 19139, 19143 or 19146, visit us for FREE every weekend in September.

    Read More
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  • Access to Science: Opening Doors to Autism

    Sunday, August 25, 2019

    9:00 AM-11:00 AM

    The Academy of Natural Sciences of Drexel University 1900 Benjamin Franklin Parkway Philadelphia, PA 19103

    • Everyone

    Visitors on the autism spectrum and their families are invited to experience the museum before the crowds.

    Read More
  • Summer Camp: Into the Wild (August 26-30)

    Monday, August 26, 2019

    9:00 AM-4:00 PM

    The Academy of Natural Sciences of Drexel University 1900 Benjamin Franklin Parkway Philadelphia, PA 19103

    • Everyone

    Amaze yourself with the wilderness around you. Gain a bug’s-eye view of the world, play a game of cricket croquet, and create your very own miniboat to race! This week features a field trip to learn more about the nearby wilderness!

    Read More
  • Mondays with Marty

    Monday, August 26, 2019

    1:00 PM-1:30 PM

    The Academy of Natural Sciences of Drexel University 1900 Benjamin Franklin Parkway Philadelphia, PA 19103

    • Everyone

    Marty the Moose loves nothing more than a story time spent entertaining the crowds with his terrible jokes and goofy sense of humor. Join Marty and his favorite humans to hear a special story and meet a live animal.

    Read More
  • Tiny Tot Explorers: Habitat Harmony

    Wednesday, August 28, 2019

    11:00 AM-12:00 PM

    The Academy of Natural Sciences of Drexel University 1900 Benjamin Franklin Parkway Philadelphia, PA 19103

    • Everyone

    Calling all explorers 2–5 years old! Along with your favorite adult, join us in exploring nature through songs, games, hands-on fun, and museum adventures. An appropriate snack is provided.

    Read More
  • Free Neighborhood Days

    Saturday, September 7, 2019

    10:00 AM-5:00 PM

    The Academy of Natural Sciences of Drexel University 1900 Benjamin Franklin Parkway Philadelphia, PA 19103

    • Everyone

    Enjoy free admission to the Academy of Natural Sciences! If you live in 19104, 19139, 19143 or 19146, visit us for FREE every weekend in September.

    Read More
  • Free Neighborhood Days

    Sunday, September 8, 2019

    10:00 AM-5:00 PM

    The Academy of Natural Sciences of Drexel University 1900 Benjamin Franklin Parkway Philadelphia, PA 19103

    • Everyone

    Enjoy free admission to the Academy of Natural Sciences! If you live in 19104, 19139, 19143 or 19146, visit us for FREE every weekend in September.

    Read More
  • Museums of the 21st Century, featuring Richard Pell and Niki Stewart

    Friday, September 13, 2019

    6:30 PM-8:00 PM

    The Academy of Natural Sciences of Drexel University 1900 Benjamin Franklin Parkway Philadelphia, PA 19103

    • Everyone

    Philadelphia Contemporary presents “Museums of the 21st Century,” a series of public conversations with the founders, writers, curators and artists altering our conception of what a museum can offer its public.

    Read More
  • Free Neighborhood Days

    Saturday, September 14, 2019

    10:00 AM-5:00 PM

    The Academy of Natural Sciences of Drexel University 1900 Benjamin Franklin Parkway Philadelphia, PA 19103

    • Everyone

    Enjoy free admission to the Academy of Natural Sciences! If you live in 19104, 19139, 19143 or 19146, visit us for FREE every weekend in September.

    Read More
  • Free Neighborhood Days

    Sunday, September 15, 2019

    10:00 AM-5:00 PM

    The Academy of Natural Sciences of Drexel University 1900 Benjamin Franklin Parkway Philadelphia, PA 19103

    • Everyone

    Enjoy free admission to the Academy of Natural Sciences! If you live in 19104, 19139, 19143 or 19146, visit us for FREE every weekend in September.

    Read More
  • Free Neighborhood Days

    Saturday, September 21, 2019

    10:00 AM-5:00 PM

    The Academy of Natural Sciences of Drexel University 1900 Benjamin Franklin Parkway Philadelphia, PA 19103

    • Everyone

    Enjoy free admission to the Academy of Natural Sciences! If you live in 19104, 19139, 19143 or 19146, visit us for FREE every weekend in September.

    Read More
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