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

  • Dire Wolves and Dragons Day

    Sunday Apr 12 10:00 AM-5:00 PM

    Join us for a day where science and fantasy meet—and meet a real live wolf-dog hybrid! With popular novels and television shows such as “Game of Thrones ”* featuring dire wolves, dragons, crows, and other farfetched creatures, you might be wondering just how well you can separate fact from fiction. Join us at the Academy to learn what is real and what belongs in a novel.
  • SEPOS International Orchid Show and Sale

    Friday Apr 24 12:00 PM-6:00 PM

    On April 24–26, 2015, the International Orchid Show will transform the Academy into a spectacular world of orchids.
  • SEPOS International Orchid Show and Sale

    Saturday Apr 25 10:00 AM-5:00 PM

    On April 24–26, 2015, the International Orchid Show will transform the Academy into a spectacular world of orchids.
  • SEPOS International Orchid Show and Sale

    Sunday Apr 26 10:00 AM-5:00 PM

    On April 24–26, 2015, the International Orchid Show will transform the Academy into a spectacular world of orchids.
  • Science Carnival on the Parkway

    Saturday May 2 10:00 AM-4:00 PM

    Staff from the Academy will bring wild science—complete with dinosaur fossils, live animals, and interactive activities—outside the museum during the Philadelphia Science Festival Science Carnival on the Benjamin Franklin Parkway.
  • Bug Fest

    Saturday Aug 8 10:00 AM-5:00 PM

    Creepy, crawly, sticky, prickly, wiggly, yucky. And kinda cute. At least that is what we think about bugs at the Academy of Natural Sciences!
  • Bug Fest

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

    Creepy, crawly, sticky, prickly, wiggly, yucky. And kinda cute. At least that is what we think about bugs at the Academy of Natural Sciences!
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