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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: Waxing Weather

    Thursday, September 23, 2021

    5:30 PM-6:30 PM

    This is a live virtual event that will take place on zoom.

    • Everyone

    Join us for a virtual live happy hour with NBC10 meteorologist Steve Sosna.

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  • Junior Scientist Workshop Series: What’s Down the Shore?

    Saturday, September 25, 2021

    10:00 AM-12:00 PM

    1900 Benjamin Franklin Parkway, Philadelphia, PA 19103

    • Everyone

    Why do we all like going to the beach? Shorelines are some of the most popular places for people to live and relax, but there’s so much more on the shore!

    Read More
  • Parkway Pals: National Comic Book Day Celebration

    Saturday, September 25, 2021

    11:00 AM-12:00 PM

    Sister Cities Park

    • Everyone

    Join the Academy in celebrating National Comic Book Day during Parkway Pals Family Saturdays on September 25, 2021. Find out all about some animal superheroes and their amazing superpowers.

    Read More
  • 14th Annual Members’ Night

    Friday, October 1, 2021

    3:00 PM-9:00 PM

    1900 Benjamin Franklin Parkway Philadelphia, PA 19103

    • Everyone

    Academy members are invited to explore the museum and Academy science during members-only hours on Friday, October 1, 3–9 p.m.

    Read More
  • Ask the Scientists: Secrets of the Museum

    Saturday, October 2, 2021

    10:00 AM-10:30 AM

    This is a live virtual event that will be held on Zoom.

    • Everyone

    Kids are invited to lead this conversation! Ask our scientists and educators everything you’ve always wanted to know about the museum or the work they do.

    Read More
  • Pop-up Lab: Parks on Tap at Fairmount Water Works

    Saturday, October 2, 2021

    10:00 AM-3:00 PM

    Fairmount Water Water Works 40 Waterworks Drive, Philadelphia, PA 19130

    • Everyone

    Let’s talk science! Stop by the Academy of Natural Sciences Pop-up Lab and learn fun ways to explore science and learn something new about our world.

    Read More
  • Dioramas of the Anthropocene

    Sunday, October 3, 2021

    11:00 AM-12:30 PM

    1900 Benjamin Franklin Parkway Philadelphia, PA 19103

    • Everyone

    Employing the Academy’s collection of habitat displays as a platform for conversation, this event will explore artistic strategies behind the opera-performance Sun & Sea, widely celebrated as one of the most compelling artworks to address the climate crisis to date.

    Read More
  • Paleo Playdate: October 6

    Wednesday, October 6, 2021

    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
  • Secrets of the Diorama

    Thursday, October 7, 2021

    7:30 PM-8:30 PM

    This is a live virtual event that will be held on Zoom.

    • Everyone

    Explore the Academy’s renowned dioramas, comparing these unique time capsules from the 1930s and 1950s to modern day habitats.

    Read More
  • Outside In: Around the World

    Saturday, October 9, 2021

    10:00 AM-10:30 AM

    This is a live virtual event that will be held on Zoom.

    • Everyone

    Kids can enjoy a virtual trip around the world with Academy scientists and educators. We’ll explore the unique native habitats of our resident animal ambassadors.

    Read More
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  • A Shaker of Science: Waxing Weather

    Thursday, September 23, 2021

    5:30 PM-6:30 PM

    This is a live virtual event that will take place on zoom.

    • Everyone

    Join us for a virtual live happy hour with NBC10 meteorologist Steve Sosna.

    Read More
  • Junior Scientist Workshop Series: What’s Down the Shore?

    Saturday, September 25, 2021

    10:00 AM-12:00 PM

    1900 Benjamin Franklin Parkway, Philadelphia, PA 19103

    • Everyone

    Why do we all like going to the beach? Shorelines are some of the most popular places for people to live and relax, but there’s so much more on the shore!

    Read More
  • Parkway Pals: National Comic Book Day Celebration

    Saturday, September 25, 2021

    11:00 AM-12:00 PM

    Sister Cities Park

    • Everyone

    Join the Academy in celebrating National Comic Book Day during Parkway Pals Family Saturdays on September 25, 2021. Find out all about some animal superheroes and their amazing superpowers.

    Read More
  • 14th Annual Members’ Night

    Friday, October 1, 2021

    3:00 PM-9:00 PM

    1900 Benjamin Franklin Parkway Philadelphia, PA 19103

    • Everyone

    Academy members are invited to explore the museum and Academy science during members-only hours on Friday, October 1, 3–9 p.m.

    Read More
  • Ask the Scientists: Secrets of the Museum

    Saturday, October 2, 2021

    10:00 AM-10:30 AM

    This is a live virtual event that will be held on Zoom.

    • Everyone

    Kids are invited to lead this conversation! Ask our scientists and educators everything you’ve always wanted to know about the museum or the work they do.

    Read More
  • Pop-up Lab: Parks on Tap at Fairmount Water Works

    Saturday, October 2, 2021

    10:00 AM-3:00 PM

    Fairmount Water Water Works 40 Waterworks Drive, Philadelphia, PA 19130

    • Everyone

    Let’s talk science! Stop by the Academy of Natural Sciences Pop-up Lab and learn fun ways to explore science and learn something new about our world.

    Read More
  • Dioramas of the Anthropocene

    Sunday, October 3, 2021

    11:00 AM-12:30 PM

    1900 Benjamin Franklin Parkway Philadelphia, PA 19103

    • Everyone

    Employing the Academy’s collection of habitat displays as a platform for conversation, this event will explore artistic strategies behind the opera-performance Sun & Sea, widely celebrated as one of the most compelling artworks to address the climate crisis to date.

    Read More
  • Paleo Playdate: October 6

    Wednesday, October 6, 2021

    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
  • Secrets of the Diorama

    Thursday, October 7, 2021

    7:30 PM-8:30 PM

    This is a live virtual event that will be held on Zoom.

    • Everyone

    Explore the Academy’s renowned dioramas, comparing these unique time capsules from the 1930s and 1950s to modern day habitats.

    Read More
  • Outside In: Around the World

    Saturday, October 9, 2021

    10:00 AM-10:30 AM

    This is a live virtual event that will be held on Zoom.

    • Everyone

    Kids can enjoy a virtual trip around the world with Academy scientists and educators. We’ll explore the unique native habitats of our resident animal ambassadors.

    Read More
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