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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:

  • Totally Turtles Weekend

    Saturday, June 22, 2019

    10:00 AM-5:00 PM

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

    • Everyone

    Come out of your shell to celebrate all things turtle, tortoise, and terrapin! Discover how this amazing order of hard-shelled survivors lived in the past and thrives in the present. From pizza-loving cartoon ninjas to real-life turtles that call the Academy home, learn all about these “heroes in a half shell” with special crafts, demonstrations, and touchable specimens. Turtle power!

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  • Totally Turtles Weekend

    Sunday, June 23, 2019

    10:00 AM-5:00 PM

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

    • Everyone

    Come out of your shell to celebrate all things turtle, tortoise, and terrapin! Discover how this amazing order of hard-shelled survivors lived in the past and thrives in the present. From pizza-loving cartoon ninjas to real-life turtles that call the Academy home, learn all about these “heroes in a half shell” with special crafts, demonstrations, and touchable specimens. Turtle power!

    Read More
  • Dinos After Dark

    Friday, June 28, 2019

    4:00 PM-8:00 PM

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

    • Everyone

    Join us for Dinos After Dark and enjoy pay-what-you-wish admission, family activities and the Dino Drafts Beer Garden in Dinosaur Hall!   

    Read More
  • Summer Camp: Amazing Animals (July 8-12)

    Monday, July 8, 2019

    9:00 AM-4:00 PM

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

    • Everyone

    Investigate the amazing world of animal adaptations. Meet live animals up-close, and create toys and treats for our parrots, skunks and armadillos. Explore behind the scenes in the Academy’s own Live Animal Center and learn to care for live invertebrates, fish and reptiles! This week features a field trip to meet live animals from all over the world!

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  • Summer Camp: Fantastic Fossils (July 15-19)

    Monday, July 15, 2019

    9:00 AM-4:00 PM

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

    • Everyone

    From dinosaurs and trees to sharks and shells, fossils are amazing! Discover how they form and why they offer a window into the past. Examine real fossils, visit the Academy’s own Fossil Prep Lab, create your own T. rex tooth cast and reconstruct your very own dinosaur. This week features a field trip to collect (and take home) real fossils!

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  • Summer Camp: Dino-lympics (July 22-26)

    Monday, July 22, 2019

    9:00 AM-4:00 PM

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

    • Everyone

    How do you compare to the dinosaurs? Find out during this dino-tacular week. Create your own dinosaur feathers, inspect real fossils, design a dinosaur mascot and even race a raptor. This week features a field trip to meet some live dinosaur cousins in their modern-day homes!

    Read More
  • Dinos After Dark

    Wednesday, July 24, 2019

    4:00 PM-8:00 PM

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

    • Everyone

    Join us for Dinos After Dark and enjoy pay-what-you-wish admission, family activities and the Dino Drafts Beer Garden in Dinosaur Hall!   

    Read More
  • Summer Camp: Things With Wings (July 29-August 2)

    Monday, July 29, 2019

    9:00 AM-4:00 PM

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

    • Everyone

    From birds to bats and butterflies, discover how nature has taken flight by exploring winged wildlife around the world. Investigate how wings defy gravity, create your own butterfly feeder and design your own animal aircraft. This week features a field trip to meet legendary animals and learn about the places they call home.

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  • Summer Camp: Mysteries of the Museum (August 5-9)

    Monday, August 5, 2019

    9:00 AM-4:00 PM

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

    • Everyone

    Unlock the secrets of the museum as you explore some rarely seen specimens, go behind the scenes to investigate what our scientists are working on and create your very own museum exhibit. This week features a field trip to discover the extraordinary archaeological collections of art and artifacts from all over the world.

    Read More
  • Summer Camp: Incredible Insects (August 12-16)

    Monday, August 12, 2019

    9:00 AM-4:00 PM

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

    • Everyone

    Journey deep into the dirt and observe the world from a bug’s-eye view. Get up close and personal with live invertebrates, investigate how insects survive extreme environments and design your very own bug collection kit. This week features a field trip to determine the importance of the invertebrate world around us during a very bug-inspired adventure.

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  • Totally Turtles Weekend

    Saturday, June 22, 2019

    10:00 AM-5:00 PM

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

    • Everyone

    Come out of your shell to celebrate all things turtle, tortoise, and terrapin! Discover how this amazing order of hard-shelled survivors lived in the past and thrives in the present. From pizza-loving cartoon ninjas to real-life turtles that call the Academy home, learn all about these “heroes in a half shell” with special crafts, demonstrations, and touchable specimens. Turtle power!

    Read More
  • Totally Turtles Weekend

    Sunday, June 23, 2019

    10:00 AM-5:00 PM

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

    • Everyone

    Come out of your shell to celebrate all things turtle, tortoise, and terrapin! Discover how this amazing order of hard-shelled survivors lived in the past and thrives in the present. From pizza-loving cartoon ninjas to real-life turtles that call the Academy home, learn all about these “heroes in a half shell” with special crafts, demonstrations, and touchable specimens. Turtle power!

    Read More
  • Dinos After Dark

    Friday, June 28, 2019

    4:00 PM-8:00 PM

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

    • Everyone

    Join us for Dinos After Dark and enjoy pay-what-you-wish admission, family activities and the Dino Drafts Beer Garden in Dinosaur Hall!   

    Read More
  • Summer Camp: Amazing Animals (July 8-12)

    Monday, July 8, 2019

    9:00 AM-4:00 PM

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

    • Everyone

    Investigate the amazing world of animal adaptations. Meet live animals up-close, and create toys and treats for our parrots, skunks and armadillos. Explore behind the scenes in the Academy’s own Live Animal Center and learn to care for live invertebrates, fish and reptiles! This week features a field trip to meet live animals from all over the world!

    Read More
  • Summer Camp: Fantastic Fossils (July 15-19)

    Monday, July 15, 2019

    9:00 AM-4:00 PM

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

    • Everyone

    From dinosaurs and trees to sharks and shells, fossils are amazing! Discover how they form and why they offer a window into the past. Examine real fossils, visit the Academy’s own Fossil Prep Lab, create your own T. rex tooth cast and reconstruct your very own dinosaur. This week features a field trip to collect (and take home) real fossils!

    Read More
  • Summer Camp: Dino-lympics (July 22-26)

    Monday, July 22, 2019

    9:00 AM-4:00 PM

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

    • Everyone

    How do you compare to the dinosaurs? Find out during this dino-tacular week. Create your own dinosaur feathers, inspect real fossils, design a dinosaur mascot and even race a raptor. This week features a field trip to meet some live dinosaur cousins in their modern-day homes!

    Read More
  • Dinos After Dark

    Wednesday, July 24, 2019

    4:00 PM-8:00 PM

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

    • Everyone

    Join us for Dinos After Dark and enjoy pay-what-you-wish admission, family activities and the Dino Drafts Beer Garden in Dinosaur Hall!   

    Read More
  • Summer Camp: Things With Wings (July 29-August 2)

    Monday, July 29, 2019

    9:00 AM-4:00 PM

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

    • Everyone

    From birds to bats and butterflies, discover how nature has taken flight by exploring winged wildlife around the world. Investigate how wings defy gravity, create your own butterfly feeder and design your own animal aircraft. This week features a field trip to meet legendary animals and learn about the places they call home.

    Read More
  • Summer Camp: Mysteries of the Museum (August 5-9)

    Monday, August 5, 2019

    9:00 AM-4:00 PM

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

    • Everyone

    Unlock the secrets of the museum as you explore some rarely seen specimens, go behind the scenes to investigate what our scientists are working on and create your very own museum exhibit. This week features a field trip to discover the extraordinary archaeological collections of art and artifacts from all over the world.

    Read More
  • Summer Camp: Incredible Insects (August 12-16)

    Monday, August 12, 2019

    9:00 AM-4:00 PM

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

    • Everyone

    Journey deep into the dirt and observe the world from a bug’s-eye view. Get up close and personal with live invertebrates, investigate how insects survive extreme environments and design your very own bug collection kit. This week features a field trip to determine the importance of the invertebrate world around us during a very bug-inspired adventure.

    Read More
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