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

  • Dinosaur Hall and Butterflies! Renovations

    Monday and Friday Aug 28 & 8 12:00 AM-12:00 AM

    Level 1 of Dinosaur Hall and our Butterflies! exhibit will be closed from 8/28–9/8 for important updates. Get $10 discounted museum admission including our special Backyard Adventures exhibit, closing 9/10!
  • Parkway at 100 Celebration

    Friday Sep 8 4:00 PM-9:00 PM

    Enjoy free general admission as part of the Parkway at 100 Celebration!
  • Dino Drafts: The Academy Beer Garden

    Friday Sep 8 4:00 PM-10:00 PM

    12th St. Catering and the Academy of Natural Sciences are proud to announce the resurgence of Dino Drafts: The Academy Beer Garden, as part of the Benjamin Franklin Parkway’s centennial celebration!
  • Backyard Adventures Closing Weekend

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

    Celebrate all things ecology with a whole weekend of family fun as we say goodbye to Backyard Adventures!
  • Backyard Adventures Closing Weekend

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

    Celebrate all things ecology with a whole weekend of family fun as we say goodbye to Backyard Adventures!
  • The Philadelphia Shell Show

    Saturday Oct 28 10:00 AM-5:00 PM

    Thousands of shells will be on display and for sale at the annual Philadelphia Shell Show, October 28–29, 2017, at the Academy of Natural Sciences of Drexel University.
  • The Philadelphia Shell Show

    Sunday Oct 29 10:00 AM-5:00 PM

    Thousands of shells will be on display and for sale at the annual Philadelphia Shell Show, October 28–29, 2017, at the Academy of Natural Sciences of Drexel University.
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