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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:

  • Free Neighborhood Days

    Sunday, September 15, 2019

    10:00 AM-5:00 PM

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

    • Everyone

    Enjoy free admission to the Academy of Natural Sciences! If you live in 19104, 19139, 19143 or 19146, visit us for FREE every weekend in September.

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  • Climate Action Resource Day

    Friday, September 20, 2019

    8:00 AM-5:00 PM

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

    • Everyone

    Are you passionate about issues of climate change and the protection of our urban environment?

    Read More
  • Smithsonian Day

    Saturday, September 21, 2019

    10:00 AM-5:00 PM

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

    • Everyone

    Get free general admission to the Academy in honor of Smithsonian Museum Day. Plus, purchase a $10 Super Saver ticket for access to Butterflies! and the limited-time special exhibit, Dinosaurs Around the World! Visit smithsonianmag.com/museumday to get your free admission ticket.

    Read More
  • Free Neighborhood Days

    Saturday, September 21, 2019

    10:00 AM-5:00 PM

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

    • Everyone

    Enjoy free admission to the Academy of Natural Sciences! If you live in 19104, 19139, 19143 or 19146, visit us for FREE every weekend in September.

    Read More
  • Free Neighborhood Days

    Sunday, September 22, 2019

    10:00 AM-5:00 PM

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

    • Everyone

    Enjoy free admission to the Academy of Natural Sciences! If you live in 19104, 19139, 19143 or 19146, visit us for FREE every weekend in September.

    Read More
  • Anthropocene: The Human Epoch Documentary Screening

    Wednesday, September 25, 2019

    7:00 PM-9:00 PM

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

    • Everyone

    Timed to coincide with the United Nations Climate Action Summit in New York, the Academy of Natural Sciences and the Philadelphia Environmental Film Festival join institutions around the nation in screening Anthropocene: The Human Epoch

    Read More
  • Dinos After Dark

    Friday, September 27, 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, a family friendly atmosphere and the Dino Drafts Beer Garden in Dinosaur Hall!   

    Read More
  • Free Neighborhood Days

    Saturday, September 28, 2019

    10:00 AM-5:00 PM

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

    • Everyone

    Enjoy free admission to the Academy of Natural Sciences! If you live in 19104, 19139, 19143 or 19146, visit us for FREE every weekend in September.

    Read More
  • Free Neighborhood Days

    Sunday, September 29, 2019

    10:00 AM-5:00 PM

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

    • Everyone

    Enjoy free admission to the Academy of Natural Sciences! If you live in 19104, 19139, 19143 or 19146, visit us for FREE every weekend in September.

    Read More
  • Waste(d) Efforts

    Tuesday, October 15, 2019

    6:30 PM-8:00 PM

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

    • Everyone

    Join us for a panel discussion about trash and recycling systems.

    Read More
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  • Free Neighborhood Days

    Sunday, September 15, 2019

    10:00 AM-5:00 PM

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

    • Everyone

    Enjoy free admission to the Academy of Natural Sciences! If you live in 19104, 19139, 19143 or 19146, visit us for FREE every weekend in September.

    Read More
  • Climate Action Resource Day

    Friday, September 20, 2019

    8:00 AM-5:00 PM

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

    • Everyone

    Are you passionate about issues of climate change and the protection of our urban environment?

    Read More
  • Smithsonian Day

    Saturday, September 21, 2019

    10:00 AM-5:00 PM

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

    • Everyone

    Get free general admission to the Academy in honor of Smithsonian Museum Day. Plus, purchase a $10 Super Saver ticket for access to Butterflies! and the limited-time special exhibit, Dinosaurs Around the World! Visit smithsonianmag.com/museumday to get your free admission ticket.

    Read More
  • Free Neighborhood Days

    Saturday, September 21, 2019

    10:00 AM-5:00 PM

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

    • Everyone

    Enjoy free admission to the Academy of Natural Sciences! If you live in 19104, 19139, 19143 or 19146, visit us for FREE every weekend in September.

    Read More
  • Free Neighborhood Days

    Sunday, September 22, 2019

    10:00 AM-5:00 PM

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

    • Everyone

    Enjoy free admission to the Academy of Natural Sciences! If you live in 19104, 19139, 19143 or 19146, visit us for FREE every weekend in September.

    Read More
  • Anthropocene: The Human Epoch Documentary Screening

    Wednesday, September 25, 2019

    7:00 PM-9:00 PM

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

    • Everyone

    Timed to coincide with the United Nations Climate Action Summit in New York, the Academy of Natural Sciences and the Philadelphia Environmental Film Festival join institutions around the nation in screening Anthropocene: The Human Epoch

    Read More
  • Dinos After Dark

    Friday, September 27, 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, a family friendly atmosphere and the Dino Drafts Beer Garden in Dinosaur Hall!   

    Read More
  • Free Neighborhood Days

    Saturday, September 28, 2019

    10:00 AM-5:00 PM

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

    • Everyone

    Enjoy free admission to the Academy of Natural Sciences! If you live in 19104, 19139, 19143 or 19146, visit us for FREE every weekend in September.

    Read More
  • Free Neighborhood Days

    Sunday, September 29, 2019

    10:00 AM-5:00 PM

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

    • Everyone

    Enjoy free admission to the Academy of Natural Sciences! If you live in 19104, 19139, 19143 or 19146, visit us for FREE every weekend in September.

    Read More
  • Waste(d) Efforts

    Tuesday, October 15, 2019

    6:30 PM-8:00 PM

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

    • Everyone

    Join us for a panel discussion about trash and recycling systems.

    Read More
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