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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:

  • Science on Tap: The Heartbeat of Streams

    Monday, November 11, 2019

    6:00 PM-7:00 PM

    National Mechanics 22 S. 3rd Street Philadelphia, PA 19106

    • Everyone

    Learn about the heartbeat of streams with Academy Biogeochemist Marie Kurz.

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  • Academy Town Square: 24 Hours of Reality

    Thursday, November 21, 2019

    6:30 PM-8:00 PM

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

    • Everyone

    What kind of world do we want to leave our children? This November, 24 Hours of Reality: Truth in Action brings the world together to ask that very question and address the climate crisis with local action. Join the Academy for a fast-paced, solutions-focused program featuring a Climate Reality Leader and Academy climate experts.

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  • Wild Wizarding Weekend

    Friday, November 29, 2019

    10:00 AM-8:00 PM

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

    • Everyone

    Explore the magical world of the Academy with a weekend of spellbinding, hands-on activities! Meet the Academy’s own fantastic beasts and learn about the real animals that inspire your favorite fantasy stories.

    Read More
  • Wild Wizarding Weekend

    Saturday, November 30, 2019

    10:00 AM-5:00 PM

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

    • Everyone

    Explore the magical world of the Academy with a weekend of spellbinding, hands-on activities! Meet the Academy’s own fantastic beasts and learn about the real animals that inspire your favorite fantasy stories.

    Read More
  • Wild Wizarding Weekend

    Sunday, December 1, 2019

    10:00 AM-5:00 PM

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

    • Everyone

    Explore the magical world of the Academy with a weekend of spellbinding, hands-on activities! Meet the Academy’s own fantastic beasts and learn about the real animals that inspire your favorite fantasy stories.

    Read More
  • Minefaire

    Saturday, December 28, 2019

    10:00 AM-5:00 PM

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

    • Everyone

    This winter, MINECRAFT players and their families unite at Minefaire to compete in tournaments and build battles! On December 28 and 29th, Minefaire will be held at the Academy.

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  • Minefaire

    Sunday, December 29, 2019

    10:00 AM-5:00 PM

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

    • Everyone

    This winter, MINECRAFT players and their families unite at Minefaire to compete in tournaments and build battles! On December 28 and 29th, Minefaire will be held at the Academy.

    Read More
  • Science on Tap: The Heartbeat of Streams

    Monday, November 11, 2019

    6:00 PM-7:00 PM

    National Mechanics 22 S. 3rd Street Philadelphia, PA 19106

    • Everyone

    Learn about the heartbeat of streams with Academy Biogeochemist Marie Kurz.

    Read More
  • Academy Town Square: 24 Hours of Reality

    Thursday, November 21, 2019

    6:30 PM-8:00 PM

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

    • Everyone

    What kind of world do we want to leave our children? This November, 24 Hours of Reality: Truth in Action brings the world together to ask that very question and address the climate crisis with local action. Join the Academy for a fast-paced, solutions-focused program featuring a Climate Reality Leader and Academy climate experts.

    Read More
  • Wild Wizarding Weekend

    Friday, November 29, 2019

    10:00 AM-8:00 PM

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

    • Everyone

    Explore the magical world of the Academy with a weekend of spellbinding, hands-on activities! Meet the Academy’s own fantastic beasts and learn about the real animals that inspire your favorite fantasy stories.

    Read More
  • Wild Wizarding Weekend

    Saturday, November 30, 2019

    10:00 AM-5:00 PM

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

    • Everyone

    Explore the magical world of the Academy with a weekend of spellbinding, hands-on activities! Meet the Academy’s own fantastic beasts and learn about the real animals that inspire your favorite fantasy stories.

    Read More
  • Wild Wizarding Weekend

    Sunday, December 1, 2019

    10:00 AM-5:00 PM

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

    • Everyone

    Explore the magical world of the Academy with a weekend of spellbinding, hands-on activities! Meet the Academy’s own fantastic beasts and learn about the real animals that inspire your favorite fantasy stories.

    Read More
  • Minefaire

    Saturday, December 28, 2019

    10:00 AM-5:00 PM

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

    • Everyone

    This winter, MINECRAFT players and their families unite at Minefaire to compete in tournaments and build battles! On December 28 and 29th, Minefaire will be held at the Academy.

    Read More
  • Minefaire

    Sunday, December 29, 2019

    10:00 AM-5:00 PM

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

    • Everyone

    This winter, MINECRAFT players and their families unite at Minefaire to compete in tournaments and build battles! On December 28 and 29th, Minefaire will be held at the Academy.

    Read More