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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:

  • Avian Adaptations: Wing and Egg Demonstrations

    Wednesday, February 22, 2023

    10:00 AM-1:00 PM

    Conversations With Birds, Special Exhibits Gallery The Academy of Natural Sciences of Drexel University 1900 Benjamin Franklin Parkway Philadelphia, PA 19103

    • Everyone

    There are 10,000 species of birds, and each one has adapted to its environment to ensure its survival.

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  • Microscope Exploration With Academy Entomologists

    Friday, February 24, 2023

    10:00 AM-12:00 PM

    Microsculpture Exhibit, Dietrich Gallery The Academy of Natural Sciences of Drexel University 1900 Benjamin Fraknlin Parkway Philadelphia, PA 19103

    • Everyone

    Ready for your close-up? The invertebrates on display in Microsculpture are larger than life, both on the wall and under the microscope.

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  • Dinos After Dark: February 24

    Friday, February 24, 2023

    4:00 PM-8:00 PM

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

    • Everyone

    Join us for Dinos After Dark and enjoy pay-what-you-wish admission, a family friendly atmosphere and the Dino Drafts Beer Garden in Dinosaur Hall!

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  • Academy Speaker Series: The Microsculpture of Insects

    Saturday, February 25, 2023

    11:00 AM-12:00 PM

    Academy Auditorium The Academy of Natural Sciences of Drexel University Philadelphia, PA 19103

    • Everyone

    Join us for a special conversation on the microsculpture of insects.

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  • Night in the Museum: February 25

    Saturday and Sunday, February 25 & 26, 2023

    7:00 PM-9:00 AM

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

    • Everyone

    Experience the Academy’s towering dinosaurs — including T. rex — after dark!

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  • Avian Adaptations: Wing and Egg Demonstrations

    Sunday, February 26, 2023

    1:00 PM-4:00 PM

    Conversations With Birds, Special Exhibits Gallery The Academy of Natural Sciences of Drexel University 1900 Benjamin Franklin Parkway Philadelphia, PA 19103

    • Everyone

    There are 10,000 species of birds, and each one has adapted to its environment to ensure its survival.

    Read More
  • Avian Adaptations: Wing and Egg Demonstrations

    Wednesday, March 1, 2023

    10:00 AM-1:00 PM

    Conversations With Birds, Special Exhibits Gallery The Academy of Natural Sciences of Drexel University 1900 Benjamin Franklin Parkway Philadelphia, PA 19103

    • Everyone

    There are 10,000 species of birds, and each one has adapted to its environment to ensure its survival.

    Read More
  • Microscope Exploration With Academy Entomologists

    Friday, March 3, 2023

    10:00 AM-12:00 PM

    Microsculpture Exhibit, Dietrich Gallery The Academy of Natural Sciences of Drexel University 1900 Benjamin Franklin Parkway Philadelphia, PA 19103

    • Everyone

    Ready for your close-up? The invertebrates on display in Microsculpture are larger than life, both on the wall and under the microscope.

    Read More
  • Avian Adaptations: Wing and Egg Demonstrations

    Sunday, March 5, 2023

    1:00 PM-4:00 PM

    Conversations With Birds, Special Exhibits Gallery The Academy of Natural Sciences of Drexel University 1900 Benjamin Franklin Parkway Philadelphia, PA 19103

    • Everyone

    There are 10,000 species of birds, and each one has adapted to its environment to ensure its survival.

    Read More
  • Avian Adaptations: Wing and Egg Demonstrations

    Wednesday, March 8, 2023

    10:00 AM-1:00 PM

    Conversations With Birds, Special Exhibits Gallery The Academy of Natural Sciences of Drexel University 1900 Benjamin Franklin Parkway Philadelphia, PA 19103

    • Everyone

    There are 10,000 species of birds, and each one has adapted to its environment to ensure its survival.

    Read More
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