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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:

  • Junior Scientist Workshop: What do Plants Have to Say? - Morning Session

    Saturday, February 13, 2021

    10:00 AM-11:30 AM

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

    • Everyone

    Join us for a virtual workshop with hands on activities designed to be done at home with easy-to-find supplies.

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  • Junior Scientist Workshop: What do Plants Have to Say? - Afternoon Session

    Saturday, February 13, 2021

    1:00 PM-2:30 PM

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

    • Everyone

    Join us for a virtual workshop with hands on activities designed to be done at home with easy-to-find supplies.

    Read More
  • Studio Drafts: Drawing Dinos - Triceratops

    Tuesday, February 16, 2021

    8:00 PM-9:00 PM

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

    • Everyone

    Join us for a series of four dino drawing opportunities led by renowned local paleo-artist Jason C. Poole.

    Read More
  • Paleo Playdate: February 17th

    Wednesday, February 17, 2021

    10:00 AM-10:45 AM

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

    • Everyone

    Calling curious kiddos! Grab your favorite plastic dinosaur, stuffed animal or toy bug and join us for a playful preschool party.

    Read More
  • Naturally Awesome Days: Animal Families

    Saturday, February 20, 2021

    10:00 AM-5:00 PM

    1900 Benjamin Franklin Parkway Philadelphia PA, 19103

    • Everyone

    Visit the Academy on select dates to enjoy a themed family-led activity, auditorium program and take-home craft kit to show off all the awesome science that we have to offer.

    Read More
  • Studio Drafts: Drawing Dinos - Artists’ Choice!

    Tuesday, February 23, 2021

    8:00 PM-9:00 PM

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

    • Everyone

    Join us for a series of four dino drawing opportunities led by renowned local paleo-artist Jason C. Poole.

    Read More
  • Paleo Playdate: February 24th

    Wednesday, February 24, 2021

    10:00 AM-10:45 AM

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

    • Everyone

    Calling curious kiddos! Grab your favorite plastic dinosaur, stuffed animal or toy bug and join us for a playful preschool party.

    Read More
  • Paleo Playdate: March 3rd

    Wednesday, March 3, 2021

    10:00 AM-10:45 AM

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

    • Everyone

    Calling curious kiddos! Grab your favorite plastic dinosaur, stuffed animal or toy bug and join us for a playful preschool party.

    Read More
  • Paleo Playdate: March 10th

    Wednesday, March 10, 2021

    10:00 AM-10:45 AM

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

    • Everyone

    Calling curious kiddos! Grab your favorite plastic dinosaur, stuffed animal or toy bug and join us for a playful preschool party.

    Read More
  • Junior Scientist Workshop: Have you been living under a rock? - Morning Session

    Saturday, March 13, 2021

    10:00 AM-11:30 AM

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

    • Everyone

    Join us for a virtual workshop with hands on activities designed to be done at home with easy-to-find supplies.

    Read More
  • Junior Scientist Workshop: What do Plants Have to Say? - Morning Session

    Saturday, February 13, 2021

    10:00 AM-11:30 AM

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

    • Everyone

    Join us for a virtual workshop with hands on activities designed to be done at home with easy-to-find supplies.

    Read More
  • Junior Scientist Workshop: What do Plants Have to Say? - Afternoon Session

    Saturday, February 13, 2021

    1:00 PM-2:30 PM

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

    • Everyone

    Join us for a virtual workshop with hands on activities designed to be done at home with easy-to-find supplies.

    Read More
  • Studio Drafts: Drawing Dinos - Triceratops

    Tuesday, February 16, 2021

    8:00 PM-9:00 PM

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

    • Everyone

    Join us for a series of four dino drawing opportunities led by renowned local paleo-artist Jason C. Poole.

    Read More
  • Paleo Playdate: February 17th

    Wednesday, February 17, 2021

    10:00 AM-10:45 AM

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

    • Everyone

    Calling curious kiddos! Grab your favorite plastic dinosaur, stuffed animal or toy bug and join us for a playful preschool party.

    Read More
  • Naturally Awesome Days: Animal Families

    Saturday, February 20, 2021

    10:00 AM-5:00 PM

    1900 Benjamin Franklin Parkway Philadelphia PA, 19103

    • Everyone

    Visit the Academy on select dates to enjoy a themed family-led activity, auditorium program and take-home craft kit to show off all the awesome science that we have to offer.

    Read More
  • Studio Drafts: Drawing Dinos - Artists’ Choice!

    Tuesday, February 23, 2021

    8:00 PM-9:00 PM

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

    • Everyone

    Join us for a series of four dino drawing opportunities led by renowned local paleo-artist Jason C. Poole.

    Read More
  • Paleo Playdate: February 24th

    Wednesday, February 24, 2021

    10:00 AM-10:45 AM

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

    • Everyone

    Calling curious kiddos! Grab your favorite plastic dinosaur, stuffed animal or toy bug and join us for a playful preschool party.

    Read More
  • Paleo Playdate: March 3rd

    Wednesday, March 3, 2021

    10:00 AM-10:45 AM

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

    • Everyone

    Calling curious kiddos! Grab your favorite plastic dinosaur, stuffed animal or toy bug and join us for a playful preschool party.

    Read More
  • Paleo Playdate: March 10th

    Wednesday, March 10, 2021

    10:00 AM-10:45 AM

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

    • Everyone

    Calling curious kiddos! Grab your favorite plastic dinosaur, stuffed animal or toy bug and join us for a playful preschool party.

    Read More
  • Junior Scientist Workshop: Have you been living under a rock? - Morning Session

    Saturday, March 13, 2021

    10:00 AM-11:30 AM

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

    • Everyone

    Join us for a virtual workshop with hands on activities designed to be done at home with easy-to-find supplies.

    Read More