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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:

  • Academy Science Camp: Animal Secret Agents

    Tuesday, August 16, 2022

    8:45 AM-4:15 PM

    Academy of Natural Sciences of Drexel University 1900 Benjamin Franklin Parkway Philadelphia PA, 10103

    • Everyone

    From bonkers biomimicry to the vilest venom and the craziest camouflage, animals have a variety of sneaky tactics they use to survive, just like real and fictional secret agents.

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  • Friday Nights at the Academy: August 19

    Friday, August 19, 2022

    3:00 PM-8:00 PM

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

    • Everyone

    In celebration of our Water Year, the Academy is open late on Fridays this summer and fall.

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  • Academy Science Camp: Ocean Commotion

    Monday, August 22, 2022

    8:45 AM-4:15 PM

    Academy of Natural Sciences of Drexel University 1900 Benjamin Franklin Parkway Philadelphia PA, 10103

    • Everyone

    Aspiring marine biologists, let’s explore the salty sea!

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  • Delaware River Cleanup @ Frankford Boat Launch

    Tuesday, August 23, 2022

    4:00 PM-6:30 PM

    Frankford Boat Launch 5501 Tacony Street Philadelphia, PA 19137

    • Everyone

    Please join United By Blue for a fun-filled Community Cleanup Event by volunteering to clean up your local waterway.

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  • Academy Book Circle: Water Always Wins, Week 3

    Wednesday, August 24, 2022

    1:00 PM-2:00 PM

    This is an online event. It will be hosted on Zoom.

    • Everyone

    Join the Academy for the second summer Book Circle to read and discuss Water Always Wins: Thriving in an Age of Drought and Deluge by science journalist Erica Gies.

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  • Friday Nights at the Academy: August 26

    Friday, August 26, 2022

    3:00 PM-6:00 PM

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

    • Everyone

    In celebration of our Water Year, the Academy is open late on Fridays this summer and fall.

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  • Bug Fest: August 27

    Saturday, August 27, 2022

    10:00 AM-5:00 PM

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

    • Everyone

    Bug Fest is coming! Join us at the Academy of Natural Sciences for a wild weekend celebrating a few of our favorite (invertebrate) things.

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  • Bug Fest: August 28

    Sunday, August 28, 2022

    10:00 AM-5:00 PM

    Bug Fest is coming! Join us at the Academy of Natural Sciences for a wild weekend celebrating a few of our favorite (invertebrate) things.

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  • Mask Mornings

    Sunday, August 28, 2022

    10:00 AM-12:00 PM

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

    • Everyone

    While masks are typically optional in the Academy galleries, the Academy will begin offering Mask Mornings twice each month to welcome visitors who prefer or need a masked environment

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  • Academy Science Camp: Eco-Engineers

    Monday, August 29, 2022

    8:45 AM-4:15 PM

    Academy of Natural Sciences of Drexel University 1900 Benjamin Franklin Parkway Philadelphia PA, 10103

    • Everyone

    Calling all architects, builders and designers! Get inspired by nature’s engineers.

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