Weekends

Young museum visitors look as specimens during a bicentennial event

On selected weekends and holidays during the year, families can create crafts, engage in special interactive activities, examine museum specimens, meet live animals, and see special presentations. Free with museum admission.

Weekends
Events

  • Bug Fest

    Saturday Aug 9 10:00 AM-5:00 PM

    Every August, the Academy invites bug lovers of all ages to join us for an exciting weekend in celebration of everyone’s favorite creepy crawlies…insects! Enjoy new activities and shows each year, plus revisit some old favorites—back by popular demand.
  • Bug Fest

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

    Every August, the Academy invites bug lovers of all ages to join us for an exciting weekend in celebration of everyone’s favorite creepy crawlies…insects! Enjoy new activities and shows each year, plus revisit some old favorites—back by popular demand.
  • Ocean Fest Featuring the Philadelphia Shell Show

    Saturday Oct 18 10:00 AM-5:00 PM

    Thousands of shells will be on display and for sale at the annual Philadelphia Shell Show and Festival. Free with museum admission.
  • Ocean Fest Featuring the Philadelphia Shell Show

    Sunday Oct 19 10:00 AM-5:00 PM

    Thousands of shells will be on display and for sale at the annual Philadelphia Shell Show and Festival. Free with museum admission.
  • Dinosaur Days

    Friday Nov 28 10:00 AM-5:00 PM

    Celebrate dinosaurs and their closest living relatives, birds, with a holiday weekend of fun activities. Join us at the Academy for special auditorium presentations, live animal shows, crafts, and more.
  • Dinosaur Days

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

    Celebrate dinosaurs and their closest living relatives, birds, with a holiday weekend of fun activities. Join us at the Academy for special auditorium presentations, live animal shows, crafts, and more.
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