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Weekends

Young museum visitors look as specimens during a bicentennial event
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.

Events

  • Animal Superhero Weekend

    Saturday, April 7, 2018

    10:00 AM-5:00 PM

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

    • Everyone

    Is it a bird? Is it a plane? No—it’s Animal Superhero Weekend!

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  • Animal Superhero Weekend

    Sunday, April 8, 2018

    10:00 AM-5:00 PM

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

    • Everyone

    Is it a bird? Is it a plane? No—it’s Animal Superhero Weekend!

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  • Animal Superhero Weekend

    Saturday, April 14, 2018

    10:00 AM-5:00 PM

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

    • Everyone

    Is it a bird? Is it a plane? No—it’s Animal Superhero Weekend!

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  • Animal Superhero Weekend

    Sunday, April 15, 2018

    10:00 AM-5:00 PM

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

    • Everyone

    Is it a bird? Is it a plane? No—it’s Animal Superhero Weekend!

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  • X-treme Bugs Opening Weekend

    Saturday, May 26, 2018

    10:00 AM-5:00 PM

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

    • Everyone

    Come face-to-feet with nearly 20 massive, colorful, moving bugs! From a fluttering oversized monarch butterfly and a fluffy tri-colored bumblebee to a gigantic Madagascar hissing cockroach and a blood-sucking bed bug, these towering animatronics tell a rarely seen story of the behaviors and intricacies of extreme bugs. Get a bug’s-eye view of the world, explore critter calls, dig for ancient arthropods, and play an Xtreme bug facts game. Each day, meet a live critter during bug encounters, and find out what makes these critters so incredible.

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