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Events

  • Fishtown Science Crawl

    Sunday, April 22, 2018

    2:00 PM-5:00 PM

    Frankford Ave

    • Everyone

    Take “Sunday Funday” to a whole new level during the Fishtown Science Crawl. With drink specials, explosive science demonstrations and awe-inspiring activities, we will make this the nerdiest bar crawl you’ll ever experience.

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  • Story Time with Marty

    Monday, April 23, 2018

    11:00 AM-12:00 PM

    The Academy of Natural Sciences 1900 Benjamin Franklin Parkway Philadelphia, PA 19103

    • Everyone

    Laugh along with Marty the Moose as he shares his April book club choice. Join Marty, his favorite humans, and a live animal guest for this special story time. Pick up a copy of the book in the gift shop and Marty will sign it for you!

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  • Science on Tap Untapped: Schooled By Science

    Monday, April 23, 2018

    6:00 PM-8:00 PM

    National Mechanics Bar 22 South 3rd Street Philadelphia, PA 19106

    • Everyone

    Join us for a special PSF Science on Tap with partners from the Academy of Natural Sciences, Science History Institute, American Philosophical Society, Wagner Institute of Science, the Mütter Museum and National Mechanics.

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  • Read to a Reptile

    Tuesday, April 24, 2018

    2:00 PM-4:00 PM

    The Academy of Natural Sciences 1900 Benjamin Franklin Parkway Philadelphia, PA 19103

    • Everyone

    Grab a book, pull up a chair, and practice your reading with the live animals of Outside In. Teach a turtle, hang out with our listening lizards, and share a story with a snake.

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  • Neighborhood Science After School: Dino Games

    Tuesday, April 24, 2018

    3:30 PM-4:30 PM

    Lawncrest Library 6098 Rising Sun Ave Philadelphia, PA 19111

    • Everyone

    What better way to celebrate science than in your own backyard? Join the Philadelphia Science Festival and Academy educator Mike Kaczmarczik at your neighborhood library after school for a celebration of science exploration!

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  • Community Night at the Franklin Institute: Are You A Bug Enthusiast?

    Tuesday, April 24, 2018

    5:00 PM-8:00 PM

    The Franklin Institute 222 N 20th Street Philadelphia, PA 19103

    • Everyone

    The Franklin Institute welcomes guests for a free evening of educational experiences that include the museum’s famous permanent exhibits, special programs and shows and hands-on activities from Philadelphia Science Festival partner organizations, including the Academy.

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  • “Lake Placid”: Now That’s a Croc!

    Tuesday, April 24, 2018

    7:00 PM-10:00 PM

    Prince Theater 1412 Chestnut St Philadelphia, PA 19102

    • Everyone

    Join the Philadelphia Film Society for a showing of Lake Placid, in which a 30-foot croc shows up in picturesque lake in backwoods Maine. After the film, Academy Dinosaur Hall Coordinator Jason Poole will chat with movie goers about the “science” behind the film.

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  • Tiny Tot Explorers

    Wednesday, April 25, 2018

    11:00 AM-12:00 PM

    The Academy of Natural Sciences of Drexel University 1900 Benjamin Franklin Parkway Philadelphia, PA 19103

    • Everyone

    Calling all explorers 2–5 years old! Along with your favorite adult, join us in exploring nature through songs, games, hands-on fun, and museum adventures. An appropriate snack is provided.

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  • Dinos After Dark

    Friday, April 27, 2018

    5:00 PM-8:00 PM

    The Academy of Natural Sciences of Drexel University 1900 Benjamin Franklin Parkway Philadelphia, PA 19103

    • Everyone

    Join us for Dinos After Dark and enjoy pay-what-you-wish admission, family activities and an indoor beer garden in our famous Dinosaur Hall.

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  • Science Carnival on the Benjamin Franklin Parkway

    Saturday, April 28, 2018

    10:00 AM-4:00 PM

    Ben Franklin Parkway

    • Everyone

    Join us for an all-day event that features more than 100 exhibitors offering nonstop, family friendly experiments, games and a packed line-up of live entertainment.

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