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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:

  • Earth and Water Science Celebration

    September 21, 2020 through September 26, 2020

    12:00 AM-12:00 AM

    This is an online event.

    • Everyone

    Join the Academy of Natural Sciences this September for a brand-new round of earth and water activities and events for kids and families!

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  • Ask the Scientists: Water Heroes

    Tuesday, September 22, 2020

    3:00 PM-3:30 PM

    This is a digital program. Zoom information provided upon registration.

    • Everyone

    Join Academy scientists and educators for a live virtual program where kids lead the conversation! Featuring Academy scientists, “Water Heroes” will focus on ways that we can all pitch in to save the world’s most precious resource and protect the creatures that depend on it.

    Read More
  • Philadelphia Environmental Film Festival

    September 23, 2020 through September 27, 2020

    7:00 AM-11:59 PM

    This is an online event.

    • Everyone

    The Academy of Natural Sciences of Drexel University is proud to be a lead sponsor of the 2020 Philadelphia Environmental Film Festival. For the first time, the Festival will be entirely virtual, with 13 curated programs consisting of 50 films, panel discussions and filmmaker Q&As—all available for viewing from your own home.

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  • Love the Earth Story Time

    Wednesday, September 23, 2020

    12:00 PM-1:00 PM

    This is a digital program. It will be hosted on Facebook Live.

    • Everyone

    Read along with early childhood educators as they share some of their favorite books that celebrate Earth and its environments. All ages are welcome to listen along, but our younger friends may enjoy this program the most.

    Read More
  • Ask the Scientists: Microplastic Madness

    Thursday, September 24, 2020

    3:00 PM-3:30 PM

    This is a digital program. Zoom information provided upon registration.

    • Everyone

    Join the directors of the award-winning kids’ documentary Microplastic Madness along with Academy scientists to sort through the invisible pollution contaminating our water.

    Read More
  • Love the Earth Story Time

    Friday, September 25, 2020

    12:00 PM-1:00 PM

    This is a digital program. It will be hosted on Facebook Live.

    • Everyone

    Read along with early childhood educators as they share some of their favorite books that celebrate Earth and its environments. All ages are welcome to listen along, but our younger friends may enjoy this program the most.

    Read More
  • Survival of the Slowest Closing Weekend

    Friday, October 23, 2020

    10:00 AM-5:00 PM

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

    • Everyone

    Last chance! Join us for closing weekend and say goodbye to Lulu and our Survival of the Slowest exhibit!

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  • Survival of the Slowest Closing Weekend

    Saturday, October 24, 2020

    10:00 AM-5:00 PM

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

    • Everyone

    Last chance! Join us for closing weekend and say goodbye to Lulu and our Survival of the Slowest exhibit!

    Read More
  • Survival of the Slowest Closing Weekend

    Sunday, October 25, 2020

    10:00 AM-5:00 PM

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

    • Everyone

    Last chance! Join us for closing weekend and say goodbye to Lulu and our Survival of the Slowest exhibit!

    Read More
  • Earth and Water Science Celebration

    September 21, 2020 through September 26, 2020

    12:00 AM-12:00 AM

    This is an online event.

    • Everyone

    Join the Academy of Natural Sciences this September for a brand-new round of earth and water activities and events for kids and families!

    Read More
  • Ask the Scientists: Water Heroes

    Tuesday, September 22, 2020

    3:00 PM-3:30 PM

    This is a digital program. Zoom information provided upon registration.

    • Everyone

    Join Academy scientists and educators for a live virtual program where kids lead the conversation! Featuring Academy scientists, “Water Heroes” will focus on ways that we can all pitch in to save the world’s most precious resource and protect the creatures that depend on it.

    Read More
  • Philadelphia Environmental Film Festival

    September 23, 2020 through September 27, 2020

    7:00 AM-11:59 PM

    This is an online event.

    • Everyone

    The Academy of Natural Sciences of Drexel University is proud to be a lead sponsor of the 2020 Philadelphia Environmental Film Festival. For the first time, the Festival will be entirely virtual, with 13 curated programs consisting of 50 films, panel discussions and filmmaker Q&As—all available for viewing from your own home.

    Read More
  • Love the Earth Story Time

    Wednesday, September 23, 2020

    12:00 PM-1:00 PM

    This is a digital program. It will be hosted on Facebook Live.

    • Everyone

    Read along with early childhood educators as they share some of their favorite books that celebrate Earth and its environments. All ages are welcome to listen along, but our younger friends may enjoy this program the most.

    Read More
  • Ask the Scientists: Microplastic Madness

    Thursday, September 24, 2020

    3:00 PM-3:30 PM

    This is a digital program. Zoom information provided upon registration.

    • Everyone

    Join the directors of the award-winning kids’ documentary Microplastic Madness along with Academy scientists to sort through the invisible pollution contaminating our water.

    Read More
  • Love the Earth Story Time

    Friday, September 25, 2020

    12:00 PM-1:00 PM

    This is a digital program. It will be hosted on Facebook Live.

    • Everyone

    Read along with early childhood educators as they share some of their favorite books that celebrate Earth and its environments. All ages are welcome to listen along, but our younger friends may enjoy this program the most.

    Read More
  • Survival of the Slowest Closing Weekend

    Friday, October 23, 2020

    10:00 AM-5:00 PM

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

    • Everyone

    Last chance! Join us for closing weekend and say goodbye to Lulu and our Survival of the Slowest exhibit!

    Read More
  • Survival of the Slowest Closing Weekend

    Saturday, October 24, 2020

    10:00 AM-5:00 PM

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

    • Everyone

    Last chance! Join us for closing weekend and say goodbye to Lulu and our Survival of the Slowest exhibit!

    Read More
  • Survival of the Slowest Closing Weekend

    Sunday, October 25, 2020

    10:00 AM-5:00 PM

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

    • Everyone

    Last chance! Join us for closing weekend and say goodbye to Lulu and our Survival of the Slowest exhibit!

    Read More