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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 Nightcap, The Sexy Side of Nature: Virgin Births

    Thursday, January 28, 2021

    8:30 PM-9:30 PM

    This is a live event. It will be hosted on zoom.

    • Everyone

    Are you curious about the more strange, unique and sometimes risqué aspects of natural science? Let’s talk about sex! Or rather, lack of sex. This month we’ll take a closer look into how single parents don’t do it in the animal kingdom through virgin birth. It’s time for the sharks and the bees talk, so unwind, sip a drink and join us as we explore parthenogenesis. 

    Read More
  • Naturally Awesome Days: Cold-Blooded Creatures

    Saturday, January 30, 2021

    10:00 AM-5:00 PM

    1900 Benjamin Franklin Parkway Philadelphia PA, 19103

    • Everyone

    Visit the Academy on select dates to enjoy a themed family-led activity, auditorium program and take-home craft kit to show off all the awesome science that we have to offer.

    Read More
  • Studio Drafts: Drawing Dinos - Tyrannosaurus rex

    Tuesday, February 2, 2021

    8:00 PM-9:00 PM

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

    • Everyone

    Join us for a series of four dino drawing opportunities led by renowned local paleo-artist Jason C. Poole.

    Read More
  • Paleo Playdate: February 3rd

    Wednesday, February 3, 2021

    10:00 AM-10:45 AM

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

    • Everyone

    Calling curious kiddos! Grab your favorite plastic dinosaur, stuffed animal or toy bug and join us for a playful preschool party.

    Read More
  • Ask the Scientists: Welcoming Wildlife

    Saturday, February 6, 2021

    10:00 AM-10:30 AM

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

    • Everyone

    What’s so wild about Philadelphia? More than you think! We share a habitat with birds, mammals, bugs, reptiles and amphibians — and even fish. These creatures are all around, and you might see them if you know where to look. Join Academy scientists and John Heinz Wildlife Refuge rangers for a fun conversation to learn how animals journey through our neighborhoods. Ask the experts what you need to do to build a better backyard to support local species, and get the scoop on all the best places in the city to stop and watch the wildlife go by.

    Read More
  • Studio Drafts: Drawing Dinos - Stegosaurus

    Tuesday, February 9, 2021

    8:00 PM-9:00 PM

    This is a live event. It will be hosted on Zoom.

    • Everyone

    Join us for a series of four dino drawing opportunities led by renowned local paleo-artist Jason C. Poole.

    Read More
  • Paleo Playdate: February 10th

    Wednesday, February 10, 2021

    10:00 AM-10:45 AM

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

    • Everyone

    Calling curious kiddos! Grab your favorite plastic dinosaur, stuffed animal or toy bug and join us for a playful preschool party.

    Read More
  • Junior Scientist Workshop: What do Plants Have to Say? - Morning Session

    Saturday, February 13, 2021

    10:00 AM-11:30 AM

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

    • Everyone

    Join us for a virtual workshop with hands on activities designed to be done at home with easy-to-find supplies.

    Read More
  • Junior Scientist Workshop: What do Plants Have to Say? - Afternoon Session

    Saturday, February 13, 2021

    1:00 PM-2:30 PM

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

    • Everyone

    Join us for a virtual workshop with hands on activities designed to be done at home with easy-to-find supplies.

    Read More
  • Studio Drafts: Drawing Dinos - Triceratops

    Tuesday, February 16, 2021

    8:00 PM-9:00 PM

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

    • Everyone

    Join us for a series of four dino drawing opportunities led by renowned local paleo-artist Jason C. Poole.

    Read More
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  • Academy Nightcap, The Sexy Side of Nature: Virgin Births

    Thursday, January 28, 2021

    8:30 PM-9:30 PM

    This is a live event. It will be hosted on zoom.

    • Everyone

    Are you curious about the more strange, unique and sometimes risqué aspects of natural science? Let’s talk about sex! Or rather, lack of sex. This month we’ll take a closer look into how single parents don’t do it in the animal kingdom through virgin birth. It’s time for the sharks and the bees talk, so unwind, sip a drink and join us as we explore parthenogenesis. 

    Read More
  • Naturally Awesome Days: Cold-Blooded Creatures

    Saturday, January 30, 2021

    10:00 AM-5:00 PM

    1900 Benjamin Franklin Parkway Philadelphia PA, 19103

    • Everyone

    Visit the Academy on select dates to enjoy a themed family-led activity, auditorium program and take-home craft kit to show off all the awesome science that we have to offer.

    Read More
  • Studio Drafts: Drawing Dinos - Tyrannosaurus rex

    Tuesday, February 2, 2021

    8:00 PM-9:00 PM

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

    • Everyone

    Join us for a series of four dino drawing opportunities led by renowned local paleo-artist Jason C. Poole.

    Read More
  • Paleo Playdate: February 3rd

    Wednesday, February 3, 2021

    10:00 AM-10:45 AM

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

    • Everyone

    Calling curious kiddos! Grab your favorite plastic dinosaur, stuffed animal or toy bug and join us for a playful preschool party.

    Read More
  • Ask the Scientists: Welcoming Wildlife

    Saturday, February 6, 2021

    10:00 AM-10:30 AM

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

    • Everyone

    What’s so wild about Philadelphia? More than you think! We share a habitat with birds, mammals, bugs, reptiles and amphibians — and even fish. These creatures are all around, and you might see them if you know where to look. Join Academy scientists and John Heinz Wildlife Refuge rangers for a fun conversation to learn how animals journey through our neighborhoods. Ask the experts what you need to do to build a better backyard to support local species, and get the scoop on all the best places in the city to stop and watch the wildlife go by.

    Read More
  • Studio Drafts: Drawing Dinos - Stegosaurus

    Tuesday, February 9, 2021

    8:00 PM-9:00 PM

    This is a live event. It will be hosted on Zoom.

    • Everyone

    Join us for a series of four dino drawing opportunities led by renowned local paleo-artist Jason C. Poole.

    Read More
  • Paleo Playdate: February 10th

    Wednesday, February 10, 2021

    10:00 AM-10:45 AM

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

    • Everyone

    Calling curious kiddos! Grab your favorite plastic dinosaur, stuffed animal or toy bug and join us for a playful preschool party.

    Read More
  • Junior Scientist Workshop: What do Plants Have to Say? - Morning Session

    Saturday, February 13, 2021

    10:00 AM-11:30 AM

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

    • Everyone

    Join us for a virtual workshop with hands on activities designed to be done at home with easy-to-find supplies.

    Read More
  • Junior Scientist Workshop: What do Plants Have to Say? - Afternoon Session

    Saturday, February 13, 2021

    1:00 PM-2:30 PM

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

    • Everyone

    Join us for a virtual workshop with hands on activities designed to be done at home with easy-to-find supplies.

    Read More
  • Studio Drafts: Drawing Dinos - Triceratops

    Tuesday, February 16, 2021

    8:00 PM-9:00 PM

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

    • Everyone

    Join us for a series of four dino drawing opportunities led by renowned local paleo-artist Jason C. Poole.

    Read More
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