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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:

  • Academy Seminar: Co-ops Will Save the World

    Friday, April 23, 2021

    12:00 PM-1:00 PM

    This is a virtual program. You will receive a Zoom link upon registration.

    • Everyone

    As you embark on your career path, do you dream of making the world a better place? Do you envision communities where science and technology create opportunities and equity for all? If you do, find out why the Academy might just be your next home.

    Read More
  • Live from the Academy: Climate Change Creature Feature

    Friday, April 23, 2021

    1:00 PM-2:00 PM

    This event will be held on Facebook live.

    • Everyone

    Meet live animal ambassadors from the Academy to discover how their wild relatives are making do in a world that is rapidly changing.

    Read More
  • Ask the Scientists: Taking Action for the Earth

    Saturday, April 24, 2021

    10:00 AM-10:30 AM

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

    • Everyone

    Join Academy scientists as we discuss how you can take action for the earth and what impacts you can have.

    Read More
  • Naturally Awesome Days: Earth Day Celebration

    Saturday, April 24, 2021

    10:00 AM-5:00 PM

    1900 Benjamin Franklin Parkway Philadelphia PA, 19103

    • Everyone

    Come find out why science is Naturally Awesome! Visit the Academy on select dates to enjoy a themed family-led activity and get a take-home craft kit to show off all the awesome science that we have to offer.

    Read More
  • Celebrate the Earth Family Workshop

    Saturday, April 24, 2021

    1:00 PM-1:45 PM

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

    • Everyone

    Join early childhood educators as we explore fun and creative ways to celebrate the earth from your very own home.

    Read More
  • Live from the Academy: Climate Change Creature Feature

    Saturday, April 24, 2021

    1:00 PM-2:00 PM

    This event will be held on Facebook live.

    • Everyone

    Meet live animal ambassadors from the Academy to discover how their wild relatives are making do in a world that is rapidly changing.

    Read More
  • New! Science in the Wild: Creek Exploration Family Field Trip

    Sunday, April 25, 2021

    9:00 AM-11:00 AM

    Kirkwood Preserve, Newtown Square, Pennsylvania

    • Everyone

    Now is your chance to get your feet wet, literally, to help Academy scientists gather critical data about our waterways, including the invertebrates that rely on them.

    Read More
  • Naturally Awesome Days: Earth Day Celebration

    Sunday, April 25, 2021

    10:00 AM-5:00 PM

    1900 Benjamin Franklin Parkway Philadelphia PA, 19103

    • Everyone

    Come find out why science is Naturally Awesome! Visit the Academy on select dates to enjoy a themed family-led activity and get a take-home craft kit to show off all the awesome science that we have to offer.

    Read More
  • Live from the Academy: Climate Change Creature Feature

    Sunday, April 25, 2021

    1:00 PM-2:00 PM

    This event will be held on Facebook live.

    • Everyone

    Meet live animal ambassadors from the Academy to discover how their wild relatives are making do in a world that is rapidly changing.

    Read More
  • Cheryl Beth Silverman Memorial Lecture featuring David Mizejewski

    Tuesday, April 27, 2021

    6:00 PM-7:30 PM

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

    • Everyone

    Join us for the annual Cheryl Beth Silverman Memorial Lecture featuring David Mizejewski, naturalist and television host with the National Wildlife Federation.

    Read More
  • Academy Seminar: Co-ops Will Save the World

    Friday, April 23, 2021

    12:00 PM-1:00 PM

    This is a virtual program. You will receive a Zoom link upon registration.

    • Everyone

    As you embark on your career path, do you dream of making the world a better place? Do you envision communities where science and technology create opportunities and equity for all? If you do, find out why the Academy might just be your next home.

    Read More
  • Live from the Academy: Climate Change Creature Feature

    Friday, April 23, 2021

    1:00 PM-2:00 PM

    This event will be held on Facebook live.

    • Everyone

    Meet live animal ambassadors from the Academy to discover how their wild relatives are making do in a world that is rapidly changing.

    Read More
  • Ask the Scientists: Taking Action for the Earth

    Saturday, April 24, 2021

    10:00 AM-10:30 AM

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

    • Everyone

    Join Academy scientists as we discuss how you can take action for the earth and what impacts you can have.

    Read More
  • Naturally Awesome Days: Earth Day Celebration

    Saturday, April 24, 2021

    10:00 AM-5:00 PM

    1900 Benjamin Franklin Parkway Philadelphia PA, 19103

    • Everyone

    Come find out why science is Naturally Awesome! Visit the Academy on select dates to enjoy a themed family-led activity and get a take-home craft kit to show off all the awesome science that we have to offer.

    Read More
  • Celebrate the Earth Family Workshop

    Saturday, April 24, 2021

    1:00 PM-1:45 PM

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

    • Everyone

    Join early childhood educators as we explore fun and creative ways to celebrate the earth from your very own home.

    Read More
  • Live from the Academy: Climate Change Creature Feature

    Saturday, April 24, 2021

    1:00 PM-2:00 PM

    This event will be held on Facebook live.

    • Everyone

    Meet live animal ambassadors from the Academy to discover how their wild relatives are making do in a world that is rapidly changing.

    Read More
  • New! Science in the Wild: Creek Exploration Family Field Trip

    Sunday, April 25, 2021

    9:00 AM-11:00 AM

    Kirkwood Preserve, Newtown Square, Pennsylvania

    • Everyone

    Now is your chance to get your feet wet, literally, to help Academy scientists gather critical data about our waterways, including the invertebrates that rely on them.

    Read More
  • Naturally Awesome Days: Earth Day Celebration

    Sunday, April 25, 2021

    10:00 AM-5:00 PM

    1900 Benjamin Franklin Parkway Philadelphia PA, 19103

    • Everyone

    Come find out why science is Naturally Awesome! Visit the Academy on select dates to enjoy a themed family-led activity and get a take-home craft kit to show off all the awesome science that we have to offer.

    Read More
  • Live from the Academy: Climate Change Creature Feature

    Sunday, April 25, 2021

    1:00 PM-2:00 PM

    This event will be held on Facebook live.

    • Everyone

    Meet live animal ambassadors from the Academy to discover how their wild relatives are making do in a world that is rapidly changing.

    Read More
  • Cheryl Beth Silverman Memorial Lecture featuring David Mizejewski

    Tuesday, April 27, 2021

    6:00 PM-7:30 PM

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

    • Everyone

    Join us for the annual Cheryl Beth Silverman Memorial Lecture featuring David Mizejewski, naturalist and television host with the National Wildlife Federation.

    Read More