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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:

  • Parkway Pals at Sister Cities: Investigation Station

    Tuesday, August 10, 2021

    11:30 AM-12:30 PM

    210 N 18th St, Philadelphia, PA 19103

    • Everyone

    Join the Academy of Natural Sciences of Drexel University this summer and go wild with fun games, experiments and unique activities! Learn how animals, bugs and dinosaurs are affected by climate change.

    Read More
  • Live! From the Academy: Creature Feature

    Wednesday, August 11, 2021

    11:00 AM-11:30 AM

    This is an online event that will take place on Facebook Live.

    • Everyone

    The world would not turn without arthropods! Tune in every day at 11 a.m. to meet Academy animal program keepers and special guests.

    Read More
  • Academy Book Circle: All We Can Save, Week 8

    Wednesday, August 11, 2021

    1:00 PM-2:00 PM

    This is an online event. It will be hosted on Zoom.

    • Everyone

    Embark on a shared journey with leaders of the climate movement as Drexel and Academy scientists, staff and supporters come together for our first Academy Book Circle.

    Read More
  • Live! From the Academy: Creature Feature

    Thursday, August 12, 2021

    10:00 AM-5:00 PM

    This is an online event that will take place on Facebook Live.

    • Everyone

    The world would not turn without arthropods! Tune in every day at 11 a.m. to meet Academy animal program keepers and special guests.

    Read More
  • Atlas Obscura’s Special Access: The Entomology Collection at the Academy of Natural Sciences

    Thursday, August 12, 2021

    5:00 PM-6:00 PM

    This is an online event that will be hosted on Zoom.

    • Everyone

    Join Atlas Obscura for Special Access, an online experience that brings you into some of the world's most fascinating, hidden and under-appreciated spaces.

    Read More
  • Live! From the Academy: Creature Feature

    Friday, August 13, 2021

    10:00 AM-5:00 PM

    This is an online event that will take place on Facebook Live.

    • Everyone

    The world would not turn without arthropods! Tune in every day at 11 a.m. to meet Academy animal program keepers and special guests.

    Read More
  • Academy Presents: Bug Hub

    Friday, August 13, 2021

    10:00 AM-5:00 PM

    1900 Benjamin Franklin Parkway Philadelphia PA, 19103

    • Everyone

    Celebrate all the many-legged movers and shakers of the world at the Academy’s annual Bug Fest!

    Read More
  • Live! From the Academy: Creature Feature

    Saturday, August 14, 2021

    10:00 AM-5:00 PM

    This is an online event that will take place on Facebook Live.

    • Everyone

    The world would not turn without arthropods! Tune in every day at 11 a.m. to meet Academy animal program keepers and special guests.

    Read More
  • Academy Presents: Bug Hub

    Saturday, August 14, 2021

    10:00 AM-5:00 PM

    1900 Benjamin Franklin Parkway Philadelphia PA, 19103

    • Everyone

    Celebrate all the many-legged movers and shakers of the world at the Academy’s annual Bug Fest!

    Read More
  • Academy Conversation: Insects in Decline

    Saturday, August 14, 2021

    3:30 PM-4:30 PM

    This is an online event that will be hosted on Zoom.

    • Everyone

    Join us for a live, in-person conversation or catch the live stream all about insects in decline.

    Read More
  • Parkway Pals at Sister Cities: Investigation Station

    Tuesday, August 10, 2021

    11:30 AM-12:30 PM

    210 N 18th St, Philadelphia, PA 19103

    • Everyone

    Join the Academy of Natural Sciences of Drexel University this summer and go wild with fun games, experiments and unique activities! Learn how animals, bugs and dinosaurs are affected by climate change.

    Read More
  • Live! From the Academy: Creature Feature

    Wednesday, August 11, 2021

    11:00 AM-11:30 AM

    This is an online event that will take place on Facebook Live.

    • Everyone

    The world would not turn without arthropods! Tune in every day at 11 a.m. to meet Academy animal program keepers and special guests.

    Read More
  • Academy Book Circle: All We Can Save, Week 8

    Wednesday, August 11, 2021

    1:00 PM-2:00 PM

    This is an online event. It will be hosted on Zoom.

    • Everyone

    Embark on a shared journey with leaders of the climate movement as Drexel and Academy scientists, staff and supporters come together for our first Academy Book Circle.

    Read More
  • Live! From the Academy: Creature Feature

    Thursday, August 12, 2021

    10:00 AM-5:00 PM

    This is an online event that will take place on Facebook Live.

    • Everyone

    The world would not turn without arthropods! Tune in every day at 11 a.m. to meet Academy animal program keepers and special guests.

    Read More
  • Atlas Obscura’s Special Access: The Entomology Collection at the Academy of Natural Sciences

    Thursday, August 12, 2021

    5:00 PM-6:00 PM

    This is an online event that will be hosted on Zoom.

    • Everyone

    Join Atlas Obscura for Special Access, an online experience that brings you into some of the world's most fascinating, hidden and under-appreciated spaces.

    Read More
  • Live! From the Academy: Creature Feature

    Friday, August 13, 2021

    10:00 AM-5:00 PM

    This is an online event that will take place on Facebook Live.

    • Everyone

    The world would not turn without arthropods! Tune in every day at 11 a.m. to meet Academy animal program keepers and special guests.

    Read More
  • Academy Presents: Bug Hub

    Friday, August 13, 2021

    10:00 AM-5:00 PM

    1900 Benjamin Franklin Parkway Philadelphia PA, 19103

    • Everyone

    Celebrate all the many-legged movers and shakers of the world at the Academy’s annual Bug Fest!

    Read More
  • Live! From the Academy: Creature Feature

    Saturday, August 14, 2021

    10:00 AM-5:00 PM

    This is an online event that will take place on Facebook Live.

    • Everyone

    The world would not turn without arthropods! Tune in every day at 11 a.m. to meet Academy animal program keepers and special guests.

    Read More
  • Academy Presents: Bug Hub

    Saturday, August 14, 2021

    10:00 AM-5:00 PM

    1900 Benjamin Franklin Parkway Philadelphia PA, 19103

    • Everyone

    Celebrate all the many-legged movers and shakers of the world at the Academy’s annual Bug Fest!

    Read More
  • Academy Conversation: Insects in Decline

    Saturday, August 14, 2021

    3:30 PM-4:30 PM

    This is an online event that will be hosted on Zoom.

    • Everyone

    Join us for a live, in-person conversation or catch the live stream all about insects in decline.

    Read More