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.
Friday Dec 27 10:00 AM-5:00 PM
Academy naturalists bring dinosaurs to life with special presentations in Dinosaur Hall. Test your knowledge of dinosaurs at science stations. Attend a live animal show, play Ask the Expert, and make a dinosaur craft to take home.
Saturday Dec 28 10:00 AM-5:00 PM
Academy naturalists will roam the museum with live animals. Watch live animal shows and make an animal craft to take home.
Sunday Dec 29 10:00 AM-5:00 PM
Learn about the secret life of bugs, and see an array of specimens from the Academy’s world-renowned Entomology Collection. Make a bug craft to take home.
Monday Dec 30 10:00 AM-5:00 PM
Get a close look at some of the stranger specimens collected over the past 200 years. Learn how scientists prepare specimens for study and storage. Make your own weird-thing-in-a-jar craft to take home.