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

  • Carnivore Capades

    Sunday Feb 14 10:00 AM-5:00 PM

    What has terrifying teeth, cunning claws, and sure-footed stealth? A carnivore! Explore the ways that meat-eaters are cool and special while you meet live animals and touch real specimens. Sink your teeth in!
  • Carnivore Capades

    Monday Feb 15 10:00 AM-5:00 PM

    What has terrifying teeth, cunning claws, and sure-footed stealth? A carnivore! Explore the ways that meat-eaters are cool and special while you meet live animals and touch real specimens. Sink your teeth in!
  • Paleopalooza

    Saturday Mar 5 10:00 AM-5:00 PM

    Every year, the Academy celebrates all things prehistoric during Paleopalooza, a two-day festival of fossils. We offer new and exciting activities each year, along with our most popular and recurring attractions.
  • Paleopalooza

    Sunday Mar 6 10:00 AM-5:00 PM

    Every year, the Academy celebrates all things prehistoric during Paleopalooza, a two-day festival of fossils. We offer new and exciting activities each year, along with our most popular and recurring attractions.
  • Founders Day

    Monday Mar 21 10:00 AM-4:30 PM

    Pay what you wish to celebrate the anniversary of the Academy’s founding. Bring your friends and family to enjoy dinosaurs, butterflies, and more!
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