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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

  • Father’s Day Special

    Sunday, June 17, 2018

    10:00 AM-5:00 PM

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

    • Everyone

    Bring your favorite adult to the Academy for free and explore the museum together. Enjoy the towering dinosaurs, live animal shows, live tropical butterflies and all your favorite exhibits. Discover something you’ve never seen before and make some memories with your family!

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  • Jurassic Weekend

    Saturday, June 23, 2018

    10:00 AM-5:00 PM

    1900 Benjamin Franklin Parkway Philadelphia, PA 19103

    • Everyone

    The whole (Jurassic) world is captivated by dinosaurs!

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  • Jurassic Weekend

    Sunday, June 24, 2018

    10:00 AM-5:00 PM

    1900 Benjamin Franklin Parkway Philadelphia, PA 19103

    • Everyone

    The whole (Jurassic) world is captivated by dinosaurs!

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  • Wild Wizarding Weekend

    Friday, November 23, 2018

    10:00 AM-4:30 PM

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

    • Everyone

    Explore the magical world of the Academy’s phenomenal beasts with a weekend of spellbinding, hands-on activities! Meet the Academy’s own live beasts and learn about the real animals that inspire your favorite wizarding stories.

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  • Wild Wizarding Weekend

    Saturday, November 24, 2018

    10:00 AM-5:00 PM

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

    • Everyone

    Explore the magical world of the Academy’s phenomenal beasts with a weekend of spellbinding, hands-on activities! Meet the Academy’s own live beasts and learn about the real animals that inspire your favorite wizarding stories.

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