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

  • Hot Chocolate Bar

    Sunday Dec 28 12:00 PM-2:00 PM

    The Academy of Natural Sciences and 12th Street Catering will offer visitors the chance to warm up with the ultimate hot chocolate beverage. Try something new with our Mexican hot chocolate or our soy and agave hot cocoa.
  • All-Star Days: Bird and Bug Day

    Monday Dec 29 10:00 AM-5:00 PM

    What has feathers and six legs? The Academy’s Bird and Bug Day! Learn more about our feather friends and creepy crawlies all day. Bird and Bug Day is part of All-Star Days.
  • Hot Chocolate Bar

    Monday Dec 29 12:00 PM-2:00 PM

    The Academy of Natural Sciences and 12th Street Catering will offer visitors the chance to warm up with the ultimate hot chocolate beverage. Try something new with our Mexican hot chocolate or our soy and agave hot cocoa.
  • All-Star Days: Weird-Thing-in-a-Jar Day

    Tuesday Dec 30 10:00 AM-5:00 PM

    Science is surprising, inspiring, and weird! Come see the weirder specimens in our collections all day at the Academy. Weird-Thing-in-a-Jar Day is part of All-Star Days.
  • Hot Chocolate Bar

    Tuesday Dec 30 12:00 PM-2:00 PM

    The Academy of Natural Sciences and 12th Street Catering will offer visitors the chance to warm up with the ultimate hot chocolate beverage. Try something new with our Mexican hot chocolate or our soy and agave hot cocoa.
  • American Heritage Chocolate Day

    Saturday Jan 10 12:00 PM-4:00 PM

    Watch a live demonstration of how chocolate was made during Colonial times. Created by Mars, American Heritage Chocolate only uses ingredients that were available during the 18th century to ensure the authenticity of the chocolate’s exotic flavors and spices! Taste it yourself and see if you can identify all of the ingredients.
  • American Heritage Chocolate Day

    Sunday Jan 11 12:00 PM-4:00 PM

    Watch a live demonstration of how chocolate was made during Colonial times. Created by Mars, American Heritage Chocolate only uses ingredients that were available during the 18th century to ensure the authenticity of the chocolate’s exotic flavors and spices! Taste it yourself and see if you can identify all of the ingredients.
  • Animal Mythology Weekend

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

    Join us for a weekend where we prove truth is stranger than fiction! Explore cryptozoology and discover the truth about the real animals that inspire mythical beasts from around the world.
  • Animal Mythology Weekend

    Sunday Jan 18 10:00 AM-5:00 PM

    Join us for a weekend where we prove truth is stranger than fiction! Explore cryptozoology and discover the truth about the real animals that inspire mythical beasts from around the world.
  • Animal Mythology Weekend

    Monday Jan 19 10:00 AM-5:00 PM

    Join us for a weekend where we prove truth is stranger than fiction! Explore cryptozoology and discover the truth about the real animals that inspire mythical beasts from around the world.
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