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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  • Tarantulas: Alive and Up Close Final Day

    Monday May 30 10:00 AM-5:00 PM

    Join us for the closing day of Tarantulas: Alive and Up Close! Get up close to over 20 live spiders!
  • Totally Turtles Weekend

    Saturday Jun 4 10:00 AM-5:00 PM

    Come out of your shell to celebrate all things turtle, tortoise, and terrapin! Discover how this amazing order of hard-shelled survivors lived in the past and thrives in the present.
  • Totally Turtles Weekend

    Sunday Jun 5 10:00 AM-5:00 PM

    Come out of your shell to celebrate all things turtle, tortoise, and terrapin! Discover how this amazing order of hard-shelled survivors lived in the past and thrives in the present.
  • Opening Day: Presidential Archives: Letters, Hair, and Fossils

    Friday Jul 1 10:00 AM-4:30 PM

    Join us for the opening day of our special Presidential Archives exhibit!
  • Academy Explorers Summer Camp: Ooey Gooey Science (July 5-8)

    Tuesday Jul 5 9:00 AM-4:00 PM

    Get your hands dirty, slimy, and even ooey gooey! Create your own slime, hold touchable bubbles, squish sudsy goop, and design your very own lava lamp.
  • Tiny Tots: Ooey Gooey Science

    Wednesday Jul 6 11:00 AM-12:00 PM

    Calling all kids 3–5 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.
  • Broad to Schuylkill

    Saturday Jul 9 1:00 PM-5:00 PM

    Join the Academy of Natural Sciences of Drexel University and the Wagner Free Institute of Science on July 9 for Broad to Schuylkill, a competitive cultural scavenger hunt.
  • Academy Explorers Summer Camp: Bizarre Animals (July 11–15)

    Monday Jul 11 9:00 AM-4:00 PM

    Discover what yellow spikes, gigantic eyes, and purple skin have in common. Uncover how jaw-dropping features and exaggerated adaptations help animal oddballs survive in the wild.
  • Tiny Tots: Amazing Animals

    Wednesday Jul 13 11:00 AM-12:00 PM

    Calling all kids 3–5 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.
  • Tiny Tots: Dinosaur Planet

    Wednesday Jul 20 11:00 AM-12:00 PM

    Calling all kids 3–5 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.
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