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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:

  • Invisible Worlds and the Cycle of Life

    Sunday, January 30, 2022

    2:00 PM-2:45 PM

    Academy of Natural Sciences of Drexel University 1900 Benjamin Franklin Parkway Philadelphia, PA 19146

    • Everyone

    Everything is connected. But humanity took a while to figure that out.

    Read More
  • Hidden Works of Nature: The Microscopic World in the Library & Archives

    Friday, February 4, 2022

    11:00 AM-4:00 PM

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

    • Everyone

    How did a 40-year-old draper with no formal education ignite the study of our microscopic world?

    Read More
  • Academy Kids Club Open House

    Saturday, February 5, 2022

    10:00 AM-12:00 PM

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

    • Everyone

    Join us at the Academy of Natural Sciences on Saturday, February 5 for a free open house to learn more about the Academy Kids Club.

    Read More
  • Junior Scientist Workshop: What Do Plants Have to Say?

    Saturday, February 12, 2022

    10:00 AM-12:00 PM

    1900 Benjamin Franklin Parkway Philadelphia, PA 19103

    • Everyone

    We know plants can’t talk, but how do they make their needs known? Although they may be quiet, plants still have plenty to say.

    Read More
  • The Pine Barrens Project

    Saturday, February 12, 2022

    3:00 PM-9:00 PM

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

    • Everyone

    Join us for The Pine Barrens Project, a showing of The Pine Barrens film with a live score by The Ruins of Friendship Orchestra plus additional video works, art and specimens on display.

    Read More
  • Hidden Works of Nature: The Microscopic World in the Library & Archives

    Friday, February 18, 2022

    11:00 AM-4:00 PM

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

    • Everyone

    How did a 40-year-old draper with no formal education ignite the study of our microscopic world?

    Read More
  • Hidden Works of Nature: The Microscopic World in the Library & Archives

    Friday, March 4, 2022

    11:00 AM-4:00 PM

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

    • Everyone

    How did a 40-year-old draper with no formal education ignite the study of our microscopic world?

    Read More
  • Access to Science: March 6

    Sunday, March 6, 2022

    9:00 AM-11:00 AM

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

    • Everyone

    Visitors on the autism spectrum and their families are invited to experience the museum before the crowds.

    Read More
  • Hidden Works of Nature: The Microscopic World in the Library & Archives

    Friday, March 18, 2022

    11:00 AM-4:00 PM

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

    • Everyone

    How did a 40-year-old draper with no formal education ignite the study of our microscopic world?

    Read More
  • Junior Scientist Workshop: Have You Been Living Under a Rock?

    Saturday, March 19, 2022

    10:00 AM-12:00 PM

    1900 Benjamin Franklin Parkway Philadelphia, PA 19103

    • Everyone

    Bugs might bug us, but aren’t they part of a healthy ecosystem? The answer can be found in the water, floating on the surface or hanging out under the rocks!

    Read More
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  • Invisible Worlds and the Cycle of Life

    Sunday, January 30, 2022

    2:00 PM-2:45 PM

    Academy of Natural Sciences of Drexel University 1900 Benjamin Franklin Parkway Philadelphia, PA 19146

    • Everyone

    Everything is connected. But humanity took a while to figure that out.

    Read More
  • Hidden Works of Nature: The Microscopic World in the Library & Archives

    Friday, February 4, 2022

    11:00 AM-4:00 PM

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

    • Everyone

    How did a 40-year-old draper with no formal education ignite the study of our microscopic world?

    Read More
  • Academy Kids Club Open House

    Saturday, February 5, 2022

    10:00 AM-12:00 PM

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

    • Everyone

    Join us at the Academy of Natural Sciences on Saturday, February 5 for a free open house to learn more about the Academy Kids Club.

    Read More
  • Junior Scientist Workshop: What Do Plants Have to Say?

    Saturday, February 12, 2022

    10:00 AM-12:00 PM

    1900 Benjamin Franklin Parkway Philadelphia, PA 19103

    • Everyone

    We know plants can’t talk, but how do they make their needs known? Although they may be quiet, plants still have plenty to say.

    Read More
  • The Pine Barrens Project

    Saturday, February 12, 2022

    3:00 PM-9:00 PM

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

    • Everyone

    Join us for The Pine Barrens Project, a showing of The Pine Barrens film with a live score by The Ruins of Friendship Orchestra plus additional video works, art and specimens on display.

    Read More
  • Hidden Works of Nature: The Microscopic World in the Library & Archives

    Friday, February 18, 2022

    11:00 AM-4:00 PM

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

    • Everyone

    How did a 40-year-old draper with no formal education ignite the study of our microscopic world?

    Read More
  • Hidden Works of Nature: The Microscopic World in the Library & Archives

    Friday, March 4, 2022

    11:00 AM-4:00 PM

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

    • Everyone

    How did a 40-year-old draper with no formal education ignite the study of our microscopic world?

    Read More
  • Access to Science: March 6

    Sunday, March 6, 2022

    9:00 AM-11:00 AM

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

    • Everyone

    Visitors on the autism spectrum and their families are invited to experience the museum before the crowds.

    Read More
  • Hidden Works of Nature: The Microscopic World in the Library & Archives

    Friday, March 18, 2022

    11:00 AM-4:00 PM

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

    • Everyone

    How did a 40-year-old draper with no formal education ignite the study of our microscopic world?

    Read More
  • Junior Scientist Workshop: Have You Been Living Under a Rock?

    Saturday, March 19, 2022

    10:00 AM-12:00 PM

    1900 Benjamin Franklin Parkway Philadelphia, PA 19103

    • Everyone

    Bugs might bug us, but aren’t they part of a healthy ecosystem? The answer can be found in the water, floating on the surface or hanging out under the rocks!

    Read More
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