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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:

  • Sensory-Friendly COVID-19 Vaccination Clinic

    Saturday, December 11, 2021

    8:00 AM-10:00 AM

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

    • Everyone

    The Academy is proud to partner with the A.J. Drexel Autism Institute for a sensory-friendly COVID-19 vaccination clinic on Saturday, December 11 from 8-10 a.m. Sunray Pharmacy will be administering vaccines to anyone age 5 and up. Though walk-ins are welcome, registration is encouraged to expedite your appointment. Click here to register.

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  • Junior Scientist Workshop: Do Birds Say Brrrrr?

    Saturday, December 11, 2021

    10:00 AM-12:00 PM

    1900 Benjamin Franklin Parkway Philadelphia, PA 19103

    • Everyone

    The days are getting colder and winter is upon us, so why are there still birds flying (and swimming!) outside? How can birds handle the cold weather, the icy water and the changing landscapes?

    Read More
  • A Shaker of Science: A librarian and an archivist walk into a bar...

    Thursday, December 16, 2021

    5:30 PM-6:30 PM

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

    • Everyone

    Imagine walking through a collection of one-of-a-kind finds that spans five centuries of research, creative expression and discovery.

    Read More
  • Winter Break Camp: December 27

    Monday, December 27, 2021

    9:00 AM-4:00 PM

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

    • Everyone

    Spend your winter break at the Academy with our fun educators, cool exhibits and wild science!

    Read More
  • Winter Break Camp: December 28

    Tuesday, December 28, 2021

    9:00 AM-4:00 PM

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

    • Everyone

    Spend your winter break at the Academy with our fun educators, cool exhibits and wild science!

    Read More
  • Winter Break Camp: December 29

    Wednesday, December 29, 2021

    9:00 AM-4:00 PM

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

    • Everyone

    Spend your winter break at the Academy with our fun educators, cool exhibits and wild science!

    Read More
  • Winter Break Camp: December 30

    Thursday, December 30, 2021

    9:00 AM-4:00 PM

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

    • Everyone

    Spend your winter break at the Academy with our fun educators, cool exhibits and wild science!

    Read More
  • Junior Scientist Workshop: What’s So Mighty About a Diatom?

    Saturday, January 22, 2022

    10:00 AM-12:00 PM

    1900 Benjamin Franklin Parkway Philadelphia, PA 19103

    • Everyone

    The plants and animals you see by a stream might tell you a story about the ecosystem, but do the organisms you can’t see paint an even bigger picture?

    Read More
  • Paleo Playdate: February 2

    Wednesday, February 2, 2022

    10:15 AM-11:15 AM

    1900 Benjamin Franklin Parkway Philadelphia, PA 19103

    • Everyone

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

    Read More
  • Paleo Playdate: February 9

    Wednesday, February 9, 2022

    10:15 AM-11:00 AM

    1900 Benjamin Franklin Parkway Philadelphia, PA 19103

    • Everyone

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

    Read More
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  • Sensory-Friendly COVID-19 Vaccination Clinic

    Saturday, December 11, 2021

    8:00 AM-10:00 AM

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

    • Everyone

    The Academy is proud to partner with the A.J. Drexel Autism Institute for a sensory-friendly COVID-19 vaccination clinic on Saturday, December 11 from 8-10 a.m. Sunray Pharmacy will be administering vaccines to anyone age 5 and up. Though walk-ins are welcome, registration is encouraged to expedite your appointment. Click here to register.

    Read More
  • Junior Scientist Workshop: Do Birds Say Brrrrr?

    Saturday, December 11, 2021

    10:00 AM-12:00 PM

    1900 Benjamin Franklin Parkway Philadelphia, PA 19103

    • Everyone

    The days are getting colder and winter is upon us, so why are there still birds flying (and swimming!) outside? How can birds handle the cold weather, the icy water and the changing landscapes?

    Read More
  • A Shaker of Science: A librarian and an archivist walk into a bar...

    Thursday, December 16, 2021

    5:30 PM-6:30 PM

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

    • Everyone

    Imagine walking through a collection of one-of-a-kind finds that spans five centuries of research, creative expression and discovery.

    Read More
  • Winter Break Camp: December 27

    Monday, December 27, 2021

    9:00 AM-4:00 PM

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

    • Everyone

    Spend your winter break at the Academy with our fun educators, cool exhibits and wild science!

    Read More
  • Winter Break Camp: December 28

    Tuesday, December 28, 2021

    9:00 AM-4:00 PM

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

    • Everyone

    Spend your winter break at the Academy with our fun educators, cool exhibits and wild science!

    Read More
  • Winter Break Camp: December 29

    Wednesday, December 29, 2021

    9:00 AM-4:00 PM

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

    • Everyone

    Spend your winter break at the Academy with our fun educators, cool exhibits and wild science!

    Read More
  • Winter Break Camp: December 30

    Thursday, December 30, 2021

    9:00 AM-4:00 PM

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

    • Everyone

    Spend your winter break at the Academy with our fun educators, cool exhibits and wild science!

    Read More
  • Junior Scientist Workshop: What’s So Mighty About a Diatom?

    Saturday, January 22, 2022

    10:00 AM-12:00 PM

    1900 Benjamin Franklin Parkway Philadelphia, PA 19103

    • Everyone

    The plants and animals you see by a stream might tell you a story about the ecosystem, but do the organisms you can’t see paint an even bigger picture?

    Read More
  • Paleo Playdate: February 2

    Wednesday, February 2, 2022

    10:15 AM-11:15 AM

    1900 Benjamin Franklin Parkway Philadelphia, PA 19103

    • Everyone

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

    Read More
  • Paleo Playdate: February 9

    Wednesday, February 9, 2022

    10:15 AM-11:00 AM

    1900 Benjamin Franklin Parkway Philadelphia, PA 19103

    • Everyone

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

    Read More
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