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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:

  • Scientist Saturday: Cloud Forests of Costa Rica

    Saturday, April 20, 2019

    1:00 PM-4:00 PM

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

    • Everyone

    Discover current research and meet real scientists at Scientist Saturdays. See hands-on demonstrations of scientists’ exciting research and ask all the questions you want from 1 to 4 p.m.

    Read More
  • Earth Day

    Monday, April 22, 2019

    10:00 AM-4:30 PM

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

    • Everyone

    11 a.m.: Earth Day Story Time with Marty the Moose

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  • Environmental Forum: Philadelphia City Council At-Large Candidates

    Wednesday, April 24, 2019

    6:00 PM-8:30 PM

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

    • Everyone

    There’s a crowded field of candidates running for Philadelphia City Council At-Large in the May 21 primary election. Major environmental issues impacting Philadelphians include climate change, stormwater management, sustainability and public transportation. Find out where each candidate stands on these hot-button issues that involve climate justice, flood control, air quality and more.

    Read More
  • Dinos After Dark

    Friday, April 26, 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
  • Academy Town Square: Cold Hard Science in Antarctica: A Paleontology Adventure

    Tuesday, April 30, 2019

    6:30 PM-8:00 PM

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

    • Everyone

    What’s it like to dig for fossils in one of the most inhospitable places on earth? Academy Curator of Paleontology Ted Daeschler recently returned from his second action-packed expedition to Antarctica in search of Devonian-age fish.

    Read More
  • Philadelphia Science Fesival Carnival - Pay-What-You-Wish Admission

    Saturday, May 4, 2019

    10:00 AM-5:00 PM

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

    • Everyone

    On Saturday, May 4, admission to the Academy of Natural Sciences is pay what you wish in celebration of the Philadelphia Science Festival Science Carnival!

    Read More
  • Global Warming as an Opportunity

    Wednesday, May 8, 2019

    6:00 PM-7:00 PM

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

    • Everyone

    Join us for the Cheryl Beth Silverman Memorial Lecture: Global Warming as an Opportunity Featuring Raymond Najjar, professor of oceanography, The Pennsylvania State University.

    Read More
  • Video Game Weekend

    Saturday, May 18, 2019

    10:00 AM-5:00 PM

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

    • Everyone

    Plug in the console, grab your controller and step up to the screen for an innovative new experience at the Academy.

    Read More
  • Video Game Weekend

    Sunday, May 19, 2019

    10:00 AM-5:00 PM

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

    • Everyone

    Plug in the console, grab your controller and step up to the screen for an innovative new experience at the Academy.

    Read More
  • Mythic Creatures Closing Weekend

    Saturday, June 8, 2019

    10:00 AM-5:00 PM

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

    • Everyone

    Join us for the closing weekend of our Mythic Creatures exhibit!

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  • Scientist Saturday: Cloud Forests of Costa Rica

    Saturday, April 20, 2019

    1:00 PM-4:00 PM

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

    • Everyone

    Discover current research and meet real scientists at Scientist Saturdays. See hands-on demonstrations of scientists’ exciting research and ask all the questions you want from 1 to 4 p.m.

    Read More
  • Earth Day

    Monday, April 22, 2019

    10:00 AM-4:30 PM

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

    • Everyone

    11 a.m.: Earth Day Story Time with Marty the Moose

    Read More
  • Environmental Forum: Philadelphia City Council At-Large Candidates

    Wednesday, April 24, 2019

    6:00 PM-8:30 PM

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

    • Everyone

    There’s a crowded field of candidates running for Philadelphia City Council At-Large in the May 21 primary election. Major environmental issues impacting Philadelphians include climate change, stormwater management, sustainability and public transportation. Find out where each candidate stands on these hot-button issues that involve climate justice, flood control, air quality and more.

    Read More
  • Dinos After Dark

    Friday, April 26, 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
  • Academy Town Square: Cold Hard Science in Antarctica: A Paleontology Adventure

    Tuesday, April 30, 2019

    6:30 PM-8:00 PM

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

    • Everyone

    What’s it like to dig for fossils in one of the most inhospitable places on earth? Academy Curator of Paleontology Ted Daeschler recently returned from his second action-packed expedition to Antarctica in search of Devonian-age fish.

    Read More
  • Philadelphia Science Fesival Carnival - Pay-What-You-Wish Admission

    Saturday, May 4, 2019

    10:00 AM-5:00 PM

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

    • Everyone

    On Saturday, May 4, admission to the Academy of Natural Sciences is pay what you wish in celebration of the Philadelphia Science Festival Science Carnival!

    Read More
  • Global Warming as an Opportunity

    Wednesday, May 8, 2019

    6:00 PM-7:00 PM

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

    • Everyone

    Join us for the Cheryl Beth Silverman Memorial Lecture: Global Warming as an Opportunity Featuring Raymond Najjar, professor of oceanography, The Pennsylvania State University.

    Read More
  • Video Game Weekend

    Saturday, May 18, 2019

    10:00 AM-5:00 PM

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

    • Everyone

    Plug in the console, grab your controller and step up to the screen for an innovative new experience at the Academy.

    Read More
  • Video Game Weekend

    Sunday, May 19, 2019

    10:00 AM-5:00 PM

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

    • Everyone

    Plug in the console, grab your controller and step up to the screen for an innovative new experience at the Academy.

    Read More
  • Mythic Creatures Closing Weekend

    Saturday, June 8, 2019

    10:00 AM-5:00 PM

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

    • Everyone

    Join us for the closing weekend of our Mythic Creatures exhibit!

    Read More
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