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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:

  • Friday Nights at the Academy: September 30

    Friday, September 30, 2022

    3:00 PM-8:00 PM

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

    • Everyone

    In celebration of our Water Year, the Academy is open late on Fridays this summer and fall.

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  • Philly Birding Weekend With Audubon Mid-Atlantic

    Friday, October 7, 2022

    12:00 AM-12:00 AM

    Various locations

    • Everyone

    Register today for Audubon’s Inaugural Philly Birding Weekend, October 7–9, 2022! Audubon Mid-Atlantic invites people from across the Philadelphia region to join in exploring some of the city’s iconic green spaces and looking for birds on their fall migration.

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  • Friday Nights at the Academy: October 7

    Friday, October 7, 2022

    3:00 PM-8:00 PM

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

    • Everyone

    In celebration of our Water Year, the Academy is open late on Fridays this summer and fall.

    Read More
  • Philly Birding Weekend With Audubon Mid-Atlantic

    Saturday, October 8, 2022

    12:00 AM-12:00 AM

    Various locations

    • Everyone

    Register today for Audubon’s Inaugural Philly Birding Weekend, October 7–9, 2022! Audubon Mid-Atlantic invites people from across the Philadelphia region to join in exploring some of the city’s iconic green spaces and looking for birds on their fall migration.

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  • Creek Care Day in Tacony Creek Park

    Saturday, October 8, 2022

    10:00 AM-12:00 PM

    Tacony Creek Park Gateway: Rorer Street and East Roosevelt Boulevard Philadelphia, PA 19120

    • Everyone

    Join us for a special Saturday cleanup in Tacony Creek Park!

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  • Philly Birding Weekend With Audubon Mid-Atlantic

    Sunday, October 9, 2022

    12:00 AM-12:00 AM

    Various locations

    • Everyone

    Register today for Audubon’s Inaugural Philly Birding Weekend, October 7–9, 2022! Audubon Mid-Atlantic invites people from across the Philadelphia region to join in exploring some of the city’s iconic green spaces and looking for birds on their fall migration.

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  • Academy Town Square: Science Writer Ed Yong in conversation with Maiken Scott

    Wednesday, October 12, 2022

    6:30 PM-8:00 PM

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

    • Everyone

    The world is full of sounds, smells, sights and textures - but each creature experiences these riches in very different ways.

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  • 15th Annual Members’ Night

    Friday, October 14, 2022

    4:00 PM-8:00 PM

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

    • Everyone

    Every year, we invite Academy members behind the scenes for Members' Night. It's your exclusive opportunity to meet our staff, explore our collections and experience the breadth and depth of work that takes place at the Academy.

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  • Friday Nights at the Academy: October 21

    Friday, October 21, 2022

    3:00 PM-8:00 PM

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

    • Everyone

    In celebration of our Water Year, the Academy is open late on Fridays this summer and fall.

    Read More
  • Friday Nights at the Academy: October 28

    Friday, October 28, 2022

    3:00 PM-8:00 PM

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

    • Everyone

    In celebration of our Water Year, the Academy is open late on Fridays this summer and fall.

    Read More
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