Adult Programs

identifying plants during the Useful Urban Plants field study

Adult Classes and Field Studies

The Academy’s experienced educators and renowned scientists share their knowledge through engaging classes and field studies for adults. » More
paleontologist Jack Horner gives a talk at the Academy

Lectures and Talks

Hear distinguished lecturers, scientists, artists, and authors discuss topics ranging from natural history and science to wildlife art and conservation. » More
scientific expert ready to spew commentary of a bad movie

Mega-Bad Movie Night

Mega-Bad Movie Night presents remarkably bad movies enlivened with expert commentary. Think Mystery Science Theatre 3000. » More
panel discussion i with a moderator during an environmental program

Public Environmental Programs

The Center for Environmental Policy presents Town Square Events, Urban Sustainability Forums, and other environmental programs. » More
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Science on Tap

Science on Tap is a monthly science café in Philadelphia for anyone who is interested in getting together with other people to discuss a range of engaging science topics. » More
members of the Philadephia Botany Club on a field trip

Outside Clubs and Societies

The Academy has a long association with local clubs and societies interested in the natural world. All of the groups presented here welcome you, whether you're an amateur, a student, or a professional. » More
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