Festivals and Special Events

All-Star Week

All-Star Days

Some of the most popular features of the Academy are celebrated during this special week, each day with a different theme. » More

entomologist talk with museum visitors during Bug Fest

Bug Fest

Touch live bugs, meet entomologists, go on an insect walk, and taste creepy crawly cuisine. Free with museum admission. » More

Dinosaur Days

Celebrate dinosaurs and their closest living relatives—birds –with a holiday weekend of family fun. Explore the world of the dinosaurs as your examine real fossils up close, meet live birds, and talk with dinosaur experts. » More

two boys check out some fossil specimens at Paleopalooza

Paleopalooza

Hunt for real fossils, see rarely displayed museum specimens, and talk with paleontologists about their work. Free with museum admission. » More

visitor in the International Shell Market

Ocean Fest Featuring the Philadelphia Shell Show

Buy shells in the International Market, take a behind-the-scenes tour of the Malacology Collection, and view sailor's valentines. Free with museum admission. » More

guest enter the Academy during the First Annual Philadelphia Geek Awards

Philadelphia Geek Awards

The Philadelphia Geek Awards honors outstanding achievements in Philadelphia's vibrant geek community. » More

crowd enjoying the 2011 Philadelphia Science Festival

Philadelphia Science Festival

The Philadelphia Science Festival is a city-wide collaboration showcasing science and technology. April 25-May 3, 2014. » More

Blue Heaven, Laeliocattleya Dinard, a Cattleya hybrid

The International Orchid Show and Sale

The SEPOS International Orchid Show and Sale will feature stunning displays and orchids for purchase. » More

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