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

  • Animal Superhero Weekend

    Saturday Apr 1 10:00 AM-5:00 PM

    Is it a bird? Is it a plane? No—it’s Animal Superhero Weekend!
  • Animal Superhero Weekend

    Sunday Apr 2 10:00 AM-5:00 PM

    Is it a bird? Is it a plane? No—it’s Animal Superhero Weekend!
  • Spring Break Frog Fun

    Monday Apr 10 10:00 AM-4:30 PM

    Frogs are coming out of hibernation and so are we! Hop on over to our pad Monday through Friday, April 10 to 14, to celebrate all things amphibian with special crafts, daily story times, and exciting education stations. Visit the awesome exhibit Frogs: A Chorus of Colors, meet frog experts, and learn more about the wonderful world of frogs and toads. Jump to it!
  • Spring Break Frog Fun

    Tuesday Apr 11 10:00 AM-4:30 PM

    Frogs are coming out of hibernation and so are we! Hop on over to our pad Monday through Friday, April 10 to 14, to celebrate all things amphibian with special crafts, daily story times, and exciting education stations. Visit the awesome exhibit Frogs: A Chorus of Colors, meet frog experts, and learn more about the wonderful world of frogs and toads. Jump to it!
  • Spring Break Frog Fun

    Wednesday Apr 12 10:00 AM-4:30 PM

    Frogs are coming out of hibernation and so are we! Hop on over to our pad Monday through Friday, April 10 to 14, to celebrate all things amphibian with special crafts, daily story times, and exciting education stations. Visit the awesome exhibit Frogs: A Chorus of Colors, meet frog experts, and learn more about the wonderful world of frogs and toads. Jump to it!
  • Spring Break Frog Fun

    Thursday Apr 13 10:00 AM-4:30 PM

    Frogs are coming out of hibernation and so are we! Hop on over to our pad Monday through Friday, April 10 to 14, to celebrate all things amphibian with special crafts, daily story times, and exciting education stations. Visit the awesome exhibit Frogs: A Chorus of Colors, meet frog experts, and learn more about the wonderful world of frogs and toads. Jump to it!
  • Spring Break Frog Fun

    Friday Apr 14 10:00 AM-4:30 PM

    Frogs are coming out of hibernation and so are we! Hop on over to our pad Monday through Friday, April 10 to 14, to celebrate all things amphibian with special crafts, daily story times, and exciting education stations. Visit the awesome exhibit Frogs: A Chorus of Colors, meet frog experts, and learn more about the wonderful world of frogs and toads. Jump to it!
  • Philadelphia Science Festival: Science After Hours: Prom

    Friday Apr 21 7:00 PM-10:00 PM

    The wildly successful celebration for the 21+ crowd is back, this year with a prom theme! Academy malacologist Nasreen Phillips will be sharing what it’s like to look after millions of mollusks at an interactive table. Meet a variety of live terrestrial snails and slugs from the Academy’s Malacology Collection.
  • Philadelphia Science Festival: Neighborhood Science After School

    Monday Apr 24 3:30 PM-5:30 PM

    What better way to celebrate science than in your own backyard? Join the Philadelphia Science Festival at your neighborhood library after school for a celebration of science exploration!
  • Philadelphia Science Festival: Science on Tap Untapped: Scientific Malarkey

    Monday Apr 24 6:00 PM-8:00 PM

    Join the Academy of Natural Sciences, Chemical Heritage Foundation, American Philosophical Society, Wagner Institute of Science, the Mütter Museum, and National Mechanics for a special PSF Science on Tap that will explore debunked theories that were once accepted as reality in the scientific world.
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