Get Involved

There are many ways to get involved with the Academy. From becoming an Academy member or supporter to volunteering as an intern, guide, or research assistant, you can join the Academy in our mission to encourage and cultivate the natural and environmental sciences. You can also participate in our in-depth programs for learners of all ages.


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Center for Environmental Policy

Join in the discussion around today's most critical environmental issues.

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Programs

The Academy has exciting, in-depth programs for learners of all ages.

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Volunteering

Volunteers are integral to the success of the Academy.

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Giving

Find out how you can make a difference.

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Upcoming Events

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  • Philadelphia Science Festival: Fake Out: The Science of Deception

    Tuesday Apr 25 6:30 PM-9:00 PM

    See if you can determine fact from fiction in this engaging program all about the science of deception. Go behind the scenes of the world’s most convincing tricks as you uncover the secret science behind artificial sweeteners, animal mimicry, artistic forgeries, and more!
  • Philadelphia Science Festival: Science Storytime

    Wednesday Apr 26 10:30 AM-12:30 PM

    A lifelong love of science starts with a spark! At Science Storytime, youngsters will begin to develop an inquisitive approach to the world through movement, dance, and joint discoveries. Read, ask questions, and celebrate creative thinking as you begin to ignite the spark of STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, and Math) in your child.
  • Free General Admission During NFL Draft

    Thursday Apr 27 10:00 AM-4:30 PM

    On April 27–29, get free general admission to the museum, and pay only $8 for a Super Saver Ticket to our special exhibits. Wear your NFL jersey and get $1 off the Super Saver ticket price!
  • Free General Admission During NFL Draft

    Friday Apr 28 10:00 AM-4:30 PM

    On April 27–29, get free general admission to the museum, and pay only $8 for a Super Saver Ticket to our special exhibits. Wear your NFL jersey and get $1 off the Super Saver ticket price!
  • Philadelphia Science Festival: Science Carnival at Penn’s Landing

    Saturday Apr 29 10:00 AM-4:00 PM

    We’re joining 100 other exhibitors for this free carnival, which includes family-friendly experiments, activities, games, and a packed lineup of live entertainment.
  • Free General Admission During NFL Draft

    Saturday Apr 29 10:00 AM-5:00 PM

    On April 27–29, get free general admission to the museum, and pay only $8 for a Super Saver Ticket to our special exhibits. Wear your NFL jersey and get $1 off the Super Saver ticket price!
  • The Cheryl Beth Silverman Memorial Lecture - Richard Prum

    Wednesday May 10 6:30 PM-8:00 PM

    Join us for our annual Cheryl Beth Silverman Memorial Lecture featuring Richard Prum, a professor of Ornithology at Yale, a MacArthur Fellow, and the author of the forthcoming new book The Evolution of Beauty: How Darwin’s Forgotten Theory of Mate Choice Shapes the Animal World — And Us.
  • Access to Science: Opening Doors to Autism

    Saturday May 13 9:00 AM-11:00 AM

    Children on the autism spectrum and their families are invited to experience the museum before the crowds.
  • Frog Jump Day

    Saturday May 13 10:00 AM-5:00 PM

    Hop on over to our pad for some ribbiting programming on National Frog Jump Day as we say goodbye to the special exhibit, Frogs: A Chorus of Colors.
  • NEW DATE: 2017 Academy Town Square Series Presents: Sandra Postel

    Thursday May 18 6:30 PM-8:00 PM

    On Thursday, May 18, join Sandra Postel and the Academy of Natural Sciences for a Town Square on freshwater issues.
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