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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 Admission Days for Hospital Workers

    Thursday, May 13, 2021

    10:00 AM-5:00 PM

    1900 Benjamin Franklin Parkway Philadelphia PA, 10103

    • Everyone

    The Academy is offering free admission to hospital workers and up to three guests on May 6-9 and 13-16.

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  • Free Admission Days for Hospital Workers

    Friday, May 14, 2021

    10:00 AM-5:00 PM

    1900 Benjamin Franklin Parkway Philadelphia PA, 10103

    • Everyone

    The Academy is offering free admission to hospital workers and up to three guests on May 6-9 and 13-16.

    Read More
  • Free Admission Days for Hospital Workers

    Saturday, May 15, 2021

    10:00 AM-5:00 PM

    1900 Benjamin Franklin Parkway Philadelphia PA, 10103

    • Everyone

    The Academy is offering free admission to hospital workers and up to three guests on May 6-9 and 13-16.

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  • Naturally Awesome Days: Fine Feathered Friends

    Saturday, May 15, 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 and get a take-home craft kit to show off all the awesome science that we have to offer.

    Read More
  • Free Admission Days for Hospital Workers

    Sunday, May 16, 2021

    10:00 AM-5:00 PM

    1900 Benjamin Franklin Parkway Philadelphia PA, 10103

    • Everyone

    The Academy is offering free admission to hospital workers and up to three guests on May 6-9 and 13-16.

    Read More
  • Studio Drafts : Permian Monsters - Scutosaurus

    Tuesday, May 18, 2021

    8:00 PM-9:00 PM

    This is a live event that will be held on Zoom.

    • Everyone

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

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  • Paleo Playdate May 19

    Wednesday, May 19, 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
  • Partners for the Planet; Endangered Species Day

    Wednesday, May 19, 2021

    1:00 PM-1:30 PM

    This is a live event that will be hosted on Facebook live.

    • Everyone

    There’s only one Earth and we’re on it together! How can we make the world a greener, cleaner, safer place for everything that lives here, on the land or under the sea?

    Read More
  • A Shaker of Science: A Nontraditional Path to Paleontology

    Thursday, May 20, 2021

    5:30 PM-6:30 PM

    This is a live event that will be hosted on Zoom.

    • Everyone

    A Shaker of Science is a pay-what-you-wish, interactive virtual happy hour where Academy scientists and staff can share their stories and adventures in a casual setting.

    Read More
  • Junior Scientist Virtual Workshop: Can a Turtle Change Its Shell? - Morning Session

    Saturday, May 22, 2021

    10:00 AM-11:30 AM

    This is an online event that will be held 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
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  • Free Admission Days for Hospital Workers

    Thursday, May 13, 2021

    10:00 AM-5:00 PM

    1900 Benjamin Franklin Parkway Philadelphia PA, 10103

    • Everyone

    The Academy is offering free admission to hospital workers and up to three guests on May 6-9 and 13-16.

    Read More
  • Free Admission Days for Hospital Workers

    Friday, May 14, 2021

    10:00 AM-5:00 PM

    1900 Benjamin Franklin Parkway Philadelphia PA, 10103

    • Everyone

    The Academy is offering free admission to hospital workers and up to three guests on May 6-9 and 13-16.

    Read More
  • Free Admission Days for Hospital Workers

    Saturday, May 15, 2021

    10:00 AM-5:00 PM

    1900 Benjamin Franklin Parkway Philadelphia PA, 10103

    • Everyone

    The Academy is offering free admission to hospital workers and up to three guests on May 6-9 and 13-16.

    Read More
  • Naturally Awesome Days: Fine Feathered Friends

    Saturday, May 15, 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 and get a take-home craft kit to show off all the awesome science that we have to offer.

    Read More
  • Free Admission Days for Hospital Workers

    Sunday, May 16, 2021

    10:00 AM-5:00 PM

    1900 Benjamin Franklin Parkway Philadelphia PA, 10103

    • Everyone

    The Academy is offering free admission to hospital workers and up to three guests on May 6-9 and 13-16.

    Read More
  • Studio Drafts : Permian Monsters - Scutosaurus

    Tuesday, May 18, 2021

    8:00 PM-9:00 PM

    This is a live event that will be held 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 May 19

    Wednesday, May 19, 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
  • Partners for the Planet; Endangered Species Day

    Wednesday, May 19, 2021

    1:00 PM-1:30 PM

    This is a live event that will be hosted on Facebook live.

    • Everyone

    There’s only one Earth and we’re on it together! How can we make the world a greener, cleaner, safer place for everything that lives here, on the land or under the sea?

    Read More
  • A Shaker of Science: A Nontraditional Path to Paleontology

    Thursday, May 20, 2021

    5:30 PM-6:30 PM

    This is a live event that will be hosted on Zoom.

    • Everyone

    A Shaker of Science is a pay-what-you-wish, interactive virtual happy hour where Academy scientists and staff can share their stories and adventures in a casual setting.

    Read More
  • Junior Scientist Virtual Workshop: Can a Turtle Change Its Shell? - Morning Session

    Saturday, May 22, 2021

    10:00 AM-11:30 AM

    This is an online event that will be held 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
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