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

  • Tiktaalik Day

    Sunday Jun 7 10:00 AM-5:00 PM

    Join the Academy for a day featuring Tiktaalik roseae before this famous fossil returns to Canada. Tiktaalik roseae, better known as the "fishapod," is a 375-million-year-old fossil fish that was discovered in the Canadian Arctic in 2004. Its discovery sheds light on a pivotal point in the history of life on Earth: when the very first fish ventured out onto land.
  • 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!
  • The Philadelphia Shell Show & Festival

    Saturday Oct 17 10:00 AM-5:00 PM

    Thousands of shells will be on display and for sale at the annual Philadelphia Shell Show and Festival.
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