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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:

  • Free Museum Days: The Academy of Natural Sciences of Drexel University

    Wednesday, July 3, 2024

    10:00 AM-4:30 PM

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

    • Everyone

    Visitors will be welcome to visit our special exhibition, Under the Canopy; Dinosaur Hall; Life Onto Land: The Devonian; and all the museum has to offer!

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  • Sensory Friendly Mornings: July 13

    Saturday, July 13, 2024

    9:00 AM-11:00 AM

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

    • Everyone

    Sensory-friendly mornings can be a comfortable, calmer way for museum visitors, especially those with sensory sensitivities, to explore the museum.

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  • Your Inner Fish Screenings: July 27

    Saturday, July 27, 2024

    1:30 PM-2:00 PM

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

    • Everyone

    Have you ever wondered why our bodies look the way they do? Why our hands have five fingers instead of six? Why we walk on two legs instead of four?

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  • Sensory Friendly Mornings: August 18

    Sunday, August 18, 2024

    9:00 AM-11:00 AM

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

    • Everyone

    Sensory-friendly mornings can be a comfortable, calmer way for museum visitors, especially those with sensory sensitivities, to explore the museum.

    Read More
  • Your Inner Fish Screenings: August 31

    Saturday, August 31, 2024

    1:30 PM-2:00 PM

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

    • Everyone

    Have you ever wondered why our bodies look the way they do? Why our hands have five fingers instead of six? Why we walk on two legs instead of four?

    Read More
  • Sensory Friendly Mornings: Sept 14

    Saturday, September 14, 2024

    9:00 AM-11:00 AM

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

    • Everyone

    Sensory-friendly mornings can be a comfortable, calmer way for museum visitors, especially those with sensory sensitivities, to explore the museum.

    Read More
  • Your Inner Fish Screenings: September 28

    Saturday, September 28, 2024

    1:30 PM-2:00 PM

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

    • Everyone

    Have you ever wondered why our bodies look the way they do? Why our hands have five fingers instead of six? Why we walk on two legs instead of four?

    Read More
  • Sensory Friendly Mornings: Oct 13

    Sunday, October 13, 2024

    9:00 AM-11:00 AM

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

    • Everyone

    Sensory-friendly mornings can be a comfortable, calmer way for museum visitors, especially those with sensory sensitivities, to explore the museum.

    Read More