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

  • Science Carnival on the Parkway

    Saturday May 3 10:00 AM-3:00 PM

    Philadelphia Science Festival Event.
    Staff from the Academy will engage you with dinosaur fossils, live animals, and interactive activities during the Philadelphia Science Festival Science Carnival on the Benjamin Franklin Parkway.
  • All About Birds Weekend

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

    Meet the squawking, talking live birds of the Academy during this special weekend in conjunction with the Birds of Paradise exhibit. Learn about the anatomy of our feathered friends and investigate what it means to be a bird-of-paradise, all through fun hands-on activities, experiments, crafts and more.
  • All About Birds Weekend

    Sunday Jun 8 10:00 AM-5:00 PM

    Meet the squawking, talking live birds of the Academy during this special weekend in conjunction with the Birds of Paradise exhibit. Learn about the anatomy of our feathered friends and investigate what it means to be a bird-of-paradise, all through fun hands-on activities, experiments, crafts and more.
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