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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:

  • Summer Camp: Fantastic Fossils (July 15-19)

    Wednesday, July 17, 2019

    9:00 AM-4:00 PM

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

    • Everyone

    From dinosaurs and trees to sharks and shells, fossils are amazing! Discover how they form and why they offer a window into the past. Examine real fossils, visit the Academy’s own Fossil Prep Lab, create your own T. rex tooth cast and reconstruct your very own dinosaur. This week features a field trip to collect (and take home) real fossils!

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  • Tiny Tot Explorers: Dynamic Dinosaurs

    Wednesday, July 17, 2019

    11:00 AM-12:00 PM

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

    • Everyone

    Calling all explorers 2–5 years old! Along with your favorite adult, join us in exploring nature through songs, games, hands-on fun, and museum adventures. An appropriate snack is provided.

    Read More
  • Investigation Station: Water Table Trouble

    Friday, July 19, 2019

    11:00 AM-3:00 PM

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

    • Everyone

    Learn how water pollution affects the landscape and brainstorm ideas to help preserve and protect our water sources.

    Read More
  • Investigation Station: Water Table Trouble

    Saturday, July 20, 2019

    11:00 AM-3:00 PM

    Learn how water pollution affects the landscape and brainstorm ideas to help preserve and protect our water sources.

    Read More
  • Fossil Fun Make and Take

    Saturday, July 20, 2019

    1:00 PM-5:00 PM

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

    • Everyone

    Dig deep and get messy with a rotating series of make-and-takes designed to help you discover your inner paleontologist. From fossil jacketing to mini-digs to building your own tiny dino, you never know what fun you’ll excavate.

    Read More
  • Scientist Saturday: Seashells of New Jersey and Delaware

    Saturday, July 20, 2019

    1:00 PM-4:00 PM

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

    • Everyone

    Meet graduate students Heather Kostick and Michelle Gannon, who study mollusks such as clams and snails.

    Read More
  • Summer Science Specimen Station

    Sunday, July 21, 2019

    10:00 AM-5:00 PM

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

    • Everyone

    Use cutting-edge technology to explore the finer details of everything from fossils to frogs at this interactive cart!

    Read More
  • Fossil Fun Make and Take

    Sunday, July 21, 2019

    1:00 PM-5:00 PM

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

    • Everyone

    Dig deep and get messy with a rotating series of make-and-takes designed to help you discover your inner paleontologist. From fossil jacketing to mini-digs to building your own tiny dino, you never know what fun you’ll excavate.

    Read More
  • Summer Camp: Dino-lympics (July 22-26)

    Monday, July 22, 2019

    9:00 AM-4:00 PM

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

    • Everyone

    How do you compare to the dinosaurs? Find out during this dino-tacular week. Create your own dinosaur feathers, inspect real fossils, design a dinosaur mascot and even race a raptor. This week features a field trip to meet some live dinosaur cousins in their modern-day homes!

    Read More
  • Mondays with Marty

    Monday, July 22, 2019

    1:00 PM-1:30 PM

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

    • Everyone

    Marty the Moose loves nothing more than a story time spent entertaining the crowds with his terrible jokes and goofy sense of humor. Join Marty and his favorite humans to hear a special story and meet a live animal.

    Read More
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  • Summer Camp: Fantastic Fossils (July 15-19)

    Wednesday, July 17, 2019

    9:00 AM-4:00 PM

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

    • Everyone

    From dinosaurs and trees to sharks and shells, fossils are amazing! Discover how they form and why they offer a window into the past. Examine real fossils, visit the Academy’s own Fossil Prep Lab, create your own T. rex tooth cast and reconstruct your very own dinosaur. This week features a field trip to collect (and take home) real fossils!

    Read More
  • Tiny Tot Explorers: Dynamic Dinosaurs

    Wednesday, July 17, 2019

    11:00 AM-12:00 PM

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

    • Everyone

    Calling all explorers 2–5 years old! Along with your favorite adult, join us in exploring nature through songs, games, hands-on fun, and museum adventures. An appropriate snack is provided.

    Read More
  • Investigation Station: Water Table Trouble

    Friday, July 19, 2019

    11:00 AM-3:00 PM

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

    • Everyone

    Learn how water pollution affects the landscape and brainstorm ideas to help preserve and protect our water sources.

    Read More
  • Investigation Station: Water Table Trouble

    Saturday, July 20, 2019

    11:00 AM-3:00 PM

    Learn how water pollution affects the landscape and brainstorm ideas to help preserve and protect our water sources.

    Read More
  • Fossil Fun Make and Take

    Saturday, July 20, 2019

    1:00 PM-5:00 PM

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

    • Everyone

    Dig deep and get messy with a rotating series of make-and-takes designed to help you discover your inner paleontologist. From fossil jacketing to mini-digs to building your own tiny dino, you never know what fun you’ll excavate.

    Read More
  • Scientist Saturday: Seashells of New Jersey and Delaware

    Saturday, July 20, 2019

    1:00 PM-4:00 PM

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

    • Everyone

    Meet graduate students Heather Kostick and Michelle Gannon, who study mollusks such as clams and snails.

    Read More
  • Summer Science Specimen Station

    Sunday, July 21, 2019

    10:00 AM-5:00 PM

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

    • Everyone

    Use cutting-edge technology to explore the finer details of everything from fossils to frogs at this interactive cart!

    Read More
  • Fossil Fun Make and Take

    Sunday, July 21, 2019

    1:00 PM-5:00 PM

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

    • Everyone

    Dig deep and get messy with a rotating series of make-and-takes designed to help you discover your inner paleontologist. From fossil jacketing to mini-digs to building your own tiny dino, you never know what fun you’ll excavate.

    Read More
  • Summer Camp: Dino-lympics (July 22-26)

    Monday, July 22, 2019

    9:00 AM-4:00 PM

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

    • Everyone

    How do you compare to the dinosaurs? Find out during this dino-tacular week. Create your own dinosaur feathers, inspect real fossils, design a dinosaur mascot and even race a raptor. This week features a field trip to meet some live dinosaur cousins in their modern-day homes!

    Read More
  • Mondays with Marty

    Monday, July 22, 2019

    1:00 PM-1:30 PM

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

    • Everyone

    Marty the Moose loves nothing more than a story time spent entertaining the crowds with his terrible jokes and goofy sense of humor. Join Marty and his favorite humans to hear a special story and meet a live animal.

    Read More
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