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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:

  • Double The Science! New Discount Offer with The Franklin Institute

    Thursday, July 25, 2024

    10:00 AM-5:00 PM

    The Academy of Natural Sciences of Drexel University 1900 Benjamin Franklin Parkway Philadelphia, PA 19103 The Franklin Institute 222 N 20th St Philadelphia, PA 19103

    • Everyone

    Visitors can receive $5 off admission to the Academy of Natural Sciences when they show their proof of purchase from The Franklin Institute.

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  • Bat and Bug Night!

    Thursday, July 25, 2024

    8:00 PM-10:00 PM

    John Heinz National Wildlife Refuge at Tinicum 8601 Lindbergh Blvd., Philadelphia, PA 19153

    • Everyone

    Join us for a fun night of ecological discoveries and learn about both the voracious bats of the refuge and their insect prey!

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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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  • Dino-mite Summer

    July 29, 2024 through August 4, 2024

    10:00 AM-5:00 PM

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

    • Everyone

    Spend your summer at the Academy! Discover how scientists use the collections to help observe, elevate and educate about the natural world.

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  • $10 Tuesdays

    Tuesday, July 30, 2024

    10:00 AM-4:30 PM

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

    • Everyone

    Experience everything the Academy has to offer — including our limited-time special exhibitions — for just $10 per person!

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  • Parkway Pals at Sister Cities: Investigation Station

    Wednesday, July 31, 2024

    11:30 AM-12:30 PM

    Sister Cities Park 210 N 18th St, Philadelphia, PA 19103

    • Everyone

    Join the Academy of Natural Sciences this summer and go wild with fun games, experiments and unique activities!

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  • Dino-mite Summer

    August 5, 2024 through August 11, 2024

    10:00 AM-5:00 PM

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

    • Everyone

    Spend your summer at the Academy! Discover how scientists use the collections to help observe, elevate and educate about the natural world.

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  • $10 Tuesdays

    Tuesday, August 6, 2024

    10:00 AM-4:30 PM

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

    • Everyone

    Experience everything the Academy has to offer — including our limited-time special exhibitions — for just $10 per person!

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  • Parkway Pals at Sister Cities: Investigation Station

    Wednesday, August 7, 2024

    11:30 AM-12:30 PM

    Sister Cities Park 210 N 18th St, Philadelphia, PA 19103

    • Everyone

    Join the Academy of Natural Sciences this summer and go wild with fun games, experiments and unique activities!

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  • Bug Fest

    Saturday, August 10, 2024

    10:00 AM-5:00 PM

    1900 Benjamin Franklin Parkway Philadelphia, PA 19103

    • Everyone

    Join us at the Academy of Natural Sciences for a wild weekend celebrating more than a few of our favorite (invertebrate) things.

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