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

  • Ocean Fest Featuring the Philadelphia Shell Show

    Saturday Oct 18 10:00 AM-5:00 PM

    Thousands of shells will be on display and for sale at the annual Philadelphia Shell Show and Festival. Free with museum admission.
  • Ocean Fest Featuring the Philadelphia Shell Show

    Sunday Oct 19 10:00 AM-5:00 PM

    Thousands of shells will be on display and for sale at the annual Philadelphia Shell Show and Festival. Free with museum admission.
  • Dinosaur Days

    Friday Nov 28 10:00 AM-5:00 PM

    Celebrate dinosaurs and their closest living relatives—birds –with  a holiday weekend of family fun at the Academy of Natural Sciences. Explore the world of the dinosaurs as your examine real fossils up close, meet live birds, and talk with dinosaur experts. Fun games and crafts are guaranteed to enlighten everyone from the wisest to the youngest dinosaur experts in your family. Free with museum admission.
  • Dinosaur Days

    Saturday Nov 29 10:00 AM-5:00 PM

    Celebrate dinosaurs and their closest living relatives—birds –with  a holiday weekend of family fun at the Academy of Natural Sciences.
  • All-Star Days: Dinosaur Day

    Saturday Dec 27 10:00 AM-5:00 PM

    Come face-to-face with fossils, meet living relatives of these ancient beasts, and explore the world of the dinosaurs all day at the Academy. Dinosaur Day is part of All-Star Days.
  • All-Star Days: Animal Day

    Sunday Dec 28 10:00 AM-5:00 PM

    See firsthand how we take care of our live animals, and learn from the stars of our dioramas all day at the Academy. Animal Day is part of All-Star Days.
  • 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.
  • 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.
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