Members’ Night

family watching bird skinning on Members' Night

Friday, September 12, 2014, 5–9 pm

Every year, the Academy of Natural Sciences of Drexel University treats its members to a special evening during which they can meet our staff, see our collections, and experience the breadth and depth of work that takes place behind the scenes at the museum.

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Some of the exciting highlights for 2014 include:

  • A chance to go inside the famous Dall Sheep diorama: That’s right…you are invited to step behind the glass! It will be a one-of-a-kind photo op you’ll never forget.
  • The Carnival of Animals: Step right up and meet our live animal ambassadors, test your human skills against the champions of the animal kingdom, and win prizes!
  • A real laboratory experience: Collect samples, prepare a slide, and take a look at your work under a microscope in one of our labs!

Helpful tips:

  • Members’ Night is a self-guided, open-house style event that runs from 5­–9 p.m. Our scientists present activities and specimens in the Academy’s behind-the-scenes and public areas.
  • The event is fun for all ages, and the activities and experiences offer something for everyone.
  • Many of the first level activities can get crowded, so we suggest beginning at an upper floor and working your way down.
  • The map will be posted online a week before Members’ Night so you can plan your route.
  • Not every elevator goes to every floor, so be sure to follow the color-coding on the map.
  • Try one of our themed tour routes for a different take on Members’ Night.
  • You will do a lot of walking as you explore the behind-the-scenes areas, so wear comfortable shoes!
  • Don’t forget a camera! There will be plenty of unique photo-ops.

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