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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:

  • Mask Mornings: December 10

    Saturday, December 10, 2022

    9:00 AM-10:00 AM

    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 is offering Mask Mornings to welcome visitors who prefer or need a masked environment.

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  • Science Storytime

    Sunday, December 11, 2022

    11:00 AM-12:00 PM

    Aquatic Reptile Nook, Dinosaur Hall The Academy of Natural Sciences of Drexel University 1900 Benjamin Fraknlin Parkway Philadelphia, PA 19103

    • Everyone

    Have some fun with Academy educators and other young natural history fans for a very special science story time.

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  • Microscope Exploration With Academy Entomologists

    Friday, December 16, 2022

    10:00 AM-12:00 PM

    Microsculpture Exhibit, Dietrich Gallery The Academy of Natural Sciences of Drexel University 1900 Benjamin Fraknlin Parkway Philadelphia, PA 19103

    • Everyone

    Ready for your close-up? The invertebrates on display in Microsculpture are larger than life, both on the wall and under the microscope.

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  • Microscope Exploration With Academy Entomologists

    Friday, December 23, 2022

    10:00 AM-12:00 PM

    Microsculpture Exhibit, Dietrich Gallery The Academy of Natural Sciences of Drexel University 1900 Benjamin Fraknlin Parkway Philadelphia, PA 19103

    • Everyone

    Ready for your close-up? The invertebrates on display in Microsculpture are larger than life, both on the wall and under the microscope.

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  • Microscope Exploration With Academy Entomologists

    Friday, December 30, 2022

    10:00 AM-12:00 PM

    Microsculpture Exhibit, Dietrich Gallery The Academy of Natural Sciences of Drexel University 1900 Benjamin Fraknlin Parkway Philadelphia, PA 19103

    • Everyone

    Ready for your close-up? The invertebrates on display in Microsculpture are larger than life, both on the wall and under the microscope.

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  • Science Storytime

    Saturday, January 14, 2023

    11:00 AM-12:00 PM

    Aquatic Reptile Nook, Dinosaur Hall The Academy of Natural Sciences of Drexel University 1900 Benjamin Fraknlin Parkway Philadelphia, PA 19103

    • Everyone

    Have some fun with Academy educators and other young natural history fans for a very special science story time.

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  • Night in the Museum: January 14

    Saturday and Sunday, January 14 & 15, 2023

    7:00 PM-9:00 AM

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

    • Everyone

    Experience the Academy’s towering dinosaurs — including T. rex — after dark!

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  • Science Storytime

    Sunday, January 15, 2023

    11:00 AM-12:00 PM

    Aquatic Reptile Nook, Dinosaur Hall The Academy of Natural Sciences of Drexel University 1900 Benjamin Fraknlin Parkway Philadelphia, PA 19103

    • Everyone

    Have some fun with Academy educators and other young natural history fans for a very special science story time.

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  • Science Storytime

    Saturday, February 11, 2023

    11:00 AM-12:00 PM

    Aquatic Reptile Nook, Dinosaur Hall The Academy of Natural Sciences of Drexel University 1900 Benjamin Fraknlin Parkway Philadelphia, PA 19103

    • Everyone

    Have some fun with Academy educators and other young natural history fans for a very special science story time.

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  • Science Storytime

    Sunday, February 12, 2023

    11:00 AM-12:00 PM

    Aquatic Reptile Nook, Dinosaur Hall The Academy of Natural Sciences of Drexel University 1900 Benjamin Fraknlin Parkway Philadelphia, PA 19103

    • Everyone

    Have some fun with Academy educators and other young natural history fans for a very special science story time.

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