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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:

  • Access to Science: Opening Doors to Autism

    Sunday, April 7, 2019

    9:00 AM-11:00 AM

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

    • Everyone

    Visitors on the autism spectrum and their families are invited to experience the museum before the crowds.

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  • Animal Superhero Weekend

    Sunday, April 7, 2019

    10:00 AM-5:00 PM

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

    • Everyone

    Is it a bird? Is it a plane? No—it’s Animal Superhero Weekend! 

    Read More
  • Door 19: Clams Casino Royale

    Thursday, April 11, 2019

    6:00 PM-9:30 PM

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

    • Everyone

    For Your Eyes Only: An evening of science and inquiry with a martini (shaken, not stirred) in your hand. Bring 007 of your friends and register soon; tomorrow never dies but the early-bird discount does. Throw on a tuxedo t-shirt or rent the real deal, and get ready to spy on some fun!

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  • Animal Superhero Weekend

    Saturday, April 13, 2019

    10:00 AM-5:00 PM

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

    • Everyone

    Is it a bird? Is it a plane? No—it’s Animal Superhero Weekend! 

    Read More
  • Animal Superhero Weekend

    Sunday, April 14, 2019

    10:00 AM-5:00 PM

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

    • Everyone

    Is it a bird? Is it a plane? No—it’s Animal Superhero Weekend! 

    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
  • Access to Science: Opening Doors to Autism

    Sunday, April 7, 2019

    9:00 AM-11:00 AM

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

    • Everyone

    Visitors on the autism spectrum and their families are invited to experience the museum before the crowds.

    Read More
  • Animal Superhero Weekend

    Sunday, April 7, 2019

    10:00 AM-5:00 PM

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

    • Everyone

    Is it a bird? Is it a plane? No—it’s Animal Superhero Weekend! 

    Read More
  • Door 19: Clams Casino Royale

    Thursday, April 11, 2019

    6:00 PM-9:30 PM

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

    • Everyone

    For Your Eyes Only: An evening of science and inquiry with a martini (shaken, not stirred) in your hand. Bring 007 of your friends and register soon; tomorrow never dies but the early-bird discount does. Throw on a tuxedo t-shirt or rent the real deal, and get ready to spy on some fun!

    Read More
  • Animal Superhero Weekend

    Saturday, April 13, 2019

    10:00 AM-5:00 PM

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

    • Everyone

    Is it a bird? Is it a plane? No—it’s Animal Superhero Weekend! 

    Read More
  • Animal Superhero Weekend

    Sunday, April 14, 2019

    10:00 AM-5:00 PM

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

    • Everyone

    Is it a bird? Is it a plane? No—it’s Animal Superhero Weekend! 

    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