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

Animal Mythology Weekend

Saturday Jan 16 10:00 AM-5:00 PM

Truth truly is stranger than fiction! Join us for a weekend to explore cryptozoology and discover the truth about the real animals that inspire mythical beasts from around the world.

Cryptozoology: noun cryp·to·zo·ol·o·gy \ˌkrip-tə-zō-ˈä-lə-jē, -zə-ˈwä-\ : the study of and search for animals and especially legendary animals (as Sasquatch) usually in order to evaluate the possibility of their existence

Auditorium Show: Weird and Wonderful
11 a.m., 3 p.m.

Who needs fairy tales when you have the wacky and amazing animals of the Academy? Discover their stories for yourself during this live animal presentation.

Auditorium Show: Bugs on the Big Screen
1 p.m.

Meet the buggy stars of your favorite books, movies, and television shows—live, large, and on the big screen.

Tools of the Trade

Take a closer look at the tools monster hunters use to find their elusive (and imaginary) subjects. Use these pieces of equipment and techniques yourself as you set your sights on real animals.

Real Animals, Real Stories

See for yourself the sensational specimens from the Academy’s own collections. Hear amazing true tales about the animals that have inspired some of the greatest myths and legends.


Go cryptid-crazy and make your own unbelievable animal to take home.

Monkeys of the Sea

How did miniscule brine shrimp become much sought-after pets? Learn about the power of persuasion and see some of these “monkeys” up close!

Story Time in Outside In
2 p.m.

Visit Outside In for an interactive story time featuring a live animal.

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