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

All-Star Days: Weird-Thing-in-a-Jar Day

Wednesday Dec 30 10:00 AM-5:00 PM

Science is surprising, inspiring and sometimes downright weird. Get a close-up look at some of the Academy’s stranger specimens and learn about how scientists preserve them in jars and other ways for future research.

Auditorium Show:  Animals of the Live Animal Center, 11 a.m. and 3 p.m.

Meet some of the live animals that that live at the Academy. Discover their stories and learn what you can do to help their wild cousins.

Auditorium Show:  Weird and Wonderful, 1 p.m.

They might not be jarred, but the live animals of the Academy are plenty weird! Meet the inhabitants of our Live Animal Center during this live animal show.

Story Time in Outside In, 2 p.m.

Enjoy an interactive story with Marty the Moose and a favorite live animal.

Closer Look

Investigate the amazing techniques scientists use to preserve Academy specimens for research. Meet weird and wonderful live reptiles up close.

Cool Collections

Peer into jars from the Academy’s collections for some weird and wonderful surprises.

Crazy Crafts

Create a creature of bizarre adaptations to take home.

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