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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:

  • A Shaker of Science: Loÿc Vanderkluysen

    Thursday, December 3, 2020

    5:30 PM-6:30 PM

    This is a virtual event. You will receive Zoom information upon registration.

    • Everyone

    Join us for a virtual live happy hour and unwind with Drexel volcanologist Loÿc Vanderkluysen as he shares stories of science and adventure.

    Read More
  • Small Actions for Kids: Growing Great

    Saturday, December 5, 2020

    10:00 AM-10:30 AM

    This is a live virtual event held on Zoom.

    • Everyone

    Did you know the plants you grow in your outdoor space provide a home and food for insects and other animals? Join Academy educators and scientists to learn how you can take small actions to spark big changes in your community! This event is developed for children and their families, but all are welcome to make positive changes for a healthier planet.

    Read More
  • Spark Change: Rain Gardens and Rain Barrels

    Tuesday, December 8, 2020

    4:00 PM-5:00 PM

    This is a live virtual event held on Zoom.

    • Everyone

    Stormwater runoff can rush nitrogen and phosphorus pollutants from our yards into our waterways. Talk with the experts and learn practical steps you can take to mitigate this serious problem and protect our drinking water and the living things that rely on healthy ecosystems.

    Read More
  • Door 19: Dino Night

    Friday, December 11, 2020

    7:00 PM-8:30 PM

    This is an online event.

    • Everyone

    Remember the “before-times”? Before Zoom, before social distancing, before a giant asteroid slammed into the Gulf of Mexico and wiped out 75% of terrestrial life? Yeah, we don’t either. But a bunch of really smart people at the museum insist that it existed! So, let’s take a night off to be kids again.

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

    Saturday, December 12, 2020

    10:00 AM-11:30 AM

    This is an online event.

    • Everyone

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

    Read More
  • Bee Hotels and Bat Houses

    Tuesday, December 15, 2020

    4:00 PM-5:00 PM

    This is a live virtual event held on Zoom.

    • Everyone

    Explore the benefits provided by pollinators like bees and bats. Talk with the experts and learn practical steps you can take to encourage more pollinators in your area. You may even dust off your tools and create something amazing for these vulnerable creatures.

    Read More
  • Small Actions for Kids: Protecting Pollinators

    Saturday, December 19, 2020

    10:00 AM-10:30 AM

    This is a live virtual event held on Zoom.

    • Everyone
    Read More
  • Spark Change: Become a Creek Watcher

    Tuesday, December 22, 2020

    4:00 PM-5:00 PM

    This is a live virtual event held on Zoom.

    • Everyone

    If you’ve been looking for a meaningful way to participate in community science, join Academy scientists and DRWI partners to explore the creek watcher program. Naturalists of all ages are invited to learn more about how amateur scientists are conducting research and advocating for clean waterways.

    Read More
  • Winter Science Week: Dino-Dough

    Sunday, December 27, 2020

    10:00 AM-10:30 AM

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

    • Everyone

    Grab some clay or Model Magic, or whip up a batch of easy salt dough (recipe here!) and build a dinosaur along with Academy Educator Amy Hoyt. Learn how dinosaurs were perfectly adapted to their environments and how their anatomy helped them survive or doomed them to extinction as you mold a dinosaur with your own hands.

    Read More
  • Winter Science Week: Dino-Dough

    Tuesday, December 29, 2020

    10:00 AM-10:30 AM

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

    • Everyone

    Grab some clay or Model Magic, or whip up a batch of easy salt dough (recipe here!) and build a dinosaur along with Academy Educator Amy Hoyt. Learn how dinosaurs were perfectly adapted to their environments and how their anatomy helped them survive or doomed them to extinction as you mold a dinosaur with your own hands.

    Read More
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  • A Shaker of Science: Loÿc Vanderkluysen

    Thursday, December 3, 2020

    5:30 PM-6:30 PM

    This is a virtual event. You will receive Zoom information upon registration.

    • Everyone

    Join us for a virtual live happy hour and unwind with Drexel volcanologist Loÿc Vanderkluysen as he shares stories of science and adventure.

    Read More
  • Small Actions for Kids: Growing Great

    Saturday, December 5, 2020

    10:00 AM-10:30 AM

    This is a live virtual event held on Zoom.

    • Everyone

    Did you know the plants you grow in your outdoor space provide a home and food for insects and other animals? Join Academy educators and scientists to learn how you can take small actions to spark big changes in your community! This event is developed for children and their families, but all are welcome to make positive changes for a healthier planet.

    Read More
  • Spark Change: Rain Gardens and Rain Barrels

    Tuesday, December 8, 2020

    4:00 PM-5:00 PM

    This is a live virtual event held on Zoom.

    • Everyone

    Stormwater runoff can rush nitrogen and phosphorus pollutants from our yards into our waterways. Talk with the experts and learn practical steps you can take to mitigate this serious problem and protect our drinking water and the living things that rely on healthy ecosystems.

    Read More
  • Door 19: Dino Night

    Friday, December 11, 2020

    7:00 PM-8:30 PM

    This is an online event.

    • Everyone

    Remember the “before-times”? Before Zoom, before social distancing, before a giant asteroid slammed into the Gulf of Mexico and wiped out 75% of terrestrial life? Yeah, we don’t either. But a bunch of really smart people at the museum insist that it existed! So, let’s take a night off to be kids again.

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

    Saturday, December 12, 2020

    10:00 AM-11:30 AM

    This is an online event.

    • Everyone

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

    Read More
  • Bee Hotels and Bat Houses

    Tuesday, December 15, 2020

    4:00 PM-5:00 PM

    This is a live virtual event held on Zoom.

    • Everyone

    Explore the benefits provided by pollinators like bees and bats. Talk with the experts and learn practical steps you can take to encourage more pollinators in your area. You may even dust off your tools and create something amazing for these vulnerable creatures.

    Read More
  • Small Actions for Kids: Protecting Pollinators

    Saturday, December 19, 2020

    10:00 AM-10:30 AM

    This is a live virtual event held on Zoom.

    • Everyone
    Read More
  • Spark Change: Become a Creek Watcher

    Tuesday, December 22, 2020

    4:00 PM-5:00 PM

    This is a live virtual event held on Zoom.

    • Everyone

    If you’ve been looking for a meaningful way to participate in community science, join Academy scientists and DRWI partners to explore the creek watcher program. Naturalists of all ages are invited to learn more about how amateur scientists are conducting research and advocating for clean waterways.

    Read More
  • Winter Science Week: Dino-Dough

    Sunday, December 27, 2020

    10:00 AM-10:30 AM

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

    • Everyone

    Grab some clay or Model Magic, or whip up a batch of easy salt dough (recipe here!) and build a dinosaur along with Academy Educator Amy Hoyt. Learn how dinosaurs were perfectly adapted to their environments and how their anatomy helped them survive or doomed them to extinction as you mold a dinosaur with your own hands.

    Read More
  • Winter Science Week: Dino-Dough

    Tuesday, December 29, 2020

    10:00 AM-10:30 AM

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

    • Everyone

    Grab some clay or Model Magic, or whip up a batch of easy salt dough (recipe here!) and build a dinosaur along with Academy Educator Amy Hoyt. Learn how dinosaurs were perfectly adapted to their environments and how their anatomy helped them survive or doomed them to extinction as you mold a dinosaur with your own hands.

    Read More
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