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Programs


young girl touching a live lizard

Family Programs

Share your birthday with dinosaurs, have a sleepover with a polar bear, or meet an iguana during summer camp. More.
identifying plants during the Useful Urban Plants field study

Adult Programs

Take a botany tour, listen to authors, stalk insects at night, or really have fun watching a mega-bad movie. More
entomologist talk with museum visitors during Bug Fest

Festivals and Special Events

Talk to real scientists, look through a microscope, touch live bugs, shop for shells, or search for fossils. More
featured panel during an environmental program

Academy Town Square

Find out the latest on the Marcellus Shale, urban agriculture, or how Philadelphia can become more livable and green. More
 

Upcoming Academy Events:

  • Read to a Reptile

    Tuesday, June 19, 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.

    Read More
  • Dinos After Dark: Dinosaur Edition

    Thursday, June 21, 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 outdoor beer garden right in front of Philly’s Dinosaur Museum.

    Read More
  • 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!

    Read More
  • 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!

    Read More
  • Moose on the Loose Tour & Story Time

    Sunday, June 24, 2018

    1:00 PM-2:00 PM

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

    • Everyone

    Marty the Moose, the Academy’s pun-ny four-legged storyteller, loves a good book and invites visitors to celebrate science and stories! Let Marty be your tour guide through North American Hall.

    Read More
  • Story Time with Marty

    Monday, June 25, 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 June 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!

    Read More
  • Read to a Reptile

    Tuesday, June 26, 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.

    Read More
  • Messy Marvelous Mixtures

    Sunday, July 1, 2018

    1:00 PM-5:00 PM

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

    • Everyone

    Make a mess with science as you investigate different mixtures. From ooblek to playdough, we’ll learn about the science behind making these concoctions as we measure, scoop, and stir.

    Read More
  • Mondays with Marty

    Monday, July 2, 2018

    1:00 PM-2:00 PM

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

    • Everyone

    Marty the Moose loves nothing more than a story time spent entertaining the crowds with his terrible jokes and goofy sense of humor. Join Marty and his favorite humans to hear a special story and meet a live animal.

    Read More
  • Messy Marvelous Mixtures

    Saturday, July 7, 2018

    1:00 PM-5:00 PM

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

    • Everyone

    Make a mess with science as you investigate different mixtures. From ooblek to playdough, we’ll learn about the science behind making these concoctions as we measure, scoop, and stir.

    Read More
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  • Read to a Reptile

    Tuesday, June 19, 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.

    Read More
  • Dinos After Dark: Dinosaur Edition

    Thursday, June 21, 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 outdoor beer garden right in front of Philly’s Dinosaur Museum.

    Read More
  • 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!

    Read More
  • 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!

    Read More
  • Moose on the Loose Tour & Story Time

    Sunday, June 24, 2018

    1:00 PM-2:00 PM

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

    • Everyone

    Marty the Moose, the Academy’s pun-ny four-legged storyteller, loves a good book and invites visitors to celebrate science and stories! Let Marty be your tour guide through North American Hall.

    Read More
  • Story Time with Marty

    Monday, June 25, 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 June 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!

    Read More
  • Read to a Reptile

    Tuesday, June 26, 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.

    Read More
  • Messy Marvelous Mixtures

    Sunday, July 1, 2018

    1:00 PM-5:00 PM

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

    • Everyone

    Make a mess with science as you investigate different mixtures. From ooblek to playdough, we’ll learn about the science behind making these concoctions as we measure, scoop, and stir.

    Read More
  • Mondays with Marty

    Monday, July 2, 2018

    1:00 PM-2:00 PM

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

    • Everyone

    Marty the Moose loves nothing more than a story time spent entertaining the crowds with his terrible jokes and goofy sense of humor. Join Marty and his favorite humans to hear a special story and meet a live animal.

    Read More
  • Messy Marvelous Mixtures

    Saturday, July 7, 2018

    1:00 PM-5:00 PM

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

    • Everyone

    Make a mess with science as you investigate different mixtures. From ooblek to playdough, we’ll learn about the science behind making these concoctions as we measure, scoop, and stir.

    Read More
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