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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:

  • Friday Nights at the Academy: October 7

    Friday, October 7, 2022

    3:00 PM-8:00 PM

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

    • Everyone

    In celebration of our Water Year, the Academy is open late on Fridays this summer and fall.

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  • Friday Nights at the Academy: October 14

    Friday, October 14, 2022

    3:00 PM-8:00 PM

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

    • Everyone

    In celebration of our Water Year, the Academy is open late on Fridays this summer and fall.

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  • Friday Nights at the Academy: October 21

    Friday, October 21, 2022

    3:00 PM-8:00 PM

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

    • Everyone

    In celebration of our Water Year, the Academy is open late on Fridays this summer and fall.

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  • Friday Nights at the Academy: October 28

    Friday, October 28, 2022

    3:00 PM-8:00 PM

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

    • Everyone

    In celebration of our Water Year, the Academy is open late on Fridays this summer and fall.

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  • Inside the Watershed: Closing Day

    Sunday, October 30, 2022

    12:00 AM-12:00 AM

    Schuylkill River Trail

    • Everyone

    Inside the Watershed is an outdoor sound installation created by artists Annea Lockwood and Liz Phillips.

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  • How to Get to the River: Closing Day

    Sunday, October 30, 2022

    12:00 AM-12:00 AM

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

    • Everyone

    How to Get to the River is an urban watershed adventure walk that leads participants from the Academy of Natural Sciences down Cherry Street through a micro-watershed of the Schuylkill River.

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  • Attunement: Closing Day

    Sunday, October 30, 2022

    12:00 AM-12:00 AM

    A public sculpture located in front of the Academy of Natural Sciences on the Benjamin Franklin Parkway

    • Everyone

    Standing 35 feet high and situated near the front entrance of the Academy of Natural Sciences on the Benjamin Franklin Parkway, Attunement is a large-scale sound sculpture that introduces the key themes behind Watershed Moment.

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