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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:

  • 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.

    Read More
  • 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.

    Read More
  • Moose on the Loose Tour & Story Time

    Sunday, April 29, 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, April 30, 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!

    Read More
  • Read to a Reptile

    Tuesday, May 1, 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
  • Moose on the Loose Tour & Story Time

    Thursday, May 3, 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
  • Crocs Closing Weekend

    Saturday, May 5, 2018

    10:00 AM-5:00 PM

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

    • Everyone

    Come join us this weekend to celebrate the terrifying, scaly, and toothy live crocodilians in Crocs: Ancient Predators in a Modern World one last time. Revel in their remarkable and ferocious adaptations, build your own crocodile, and see how you measure up against these brutal beasts. Check out our live animal shows featuring some of the closest relatives of crocodilians, and find out what you can do to help preserve their natural habitat. Sink your teeth in before they are gone!

    Auditorium Show: Crocodile Kin
    11 a.m. and 2:30 p.m.

    Read More
  • Crocs Closing Weekend

    Sunday, May 6, 2018

    10:00 AM-5:00 PM

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

    • Everyone

    Come join us this weekend to celebrate the terrifying, scaly, and toothy live crocodilians in Crocs: Ancient Predators in a Modern World one last time. Revel in their remarkable and ferocious adaptations, build your own crocodile, and see how you measure up against these brutal beasts. Check out our live animal shows featuring some of the closest relatives of crocodilians, and find out what you can do to help preserve their natural habitat. Sink your teeth in before they are gone!

    Auditorium Show: Crocodile Kin
    11 a.m. and 2:30 p.m.

    Read More
  • Story Time with Marty

    Monday, May 7, 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 May 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, May 8, 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
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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.

    Read More
  • 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.

    Read More
  • Moose on the Loose Tour & Story Time

    Sunday, April 29, 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, April 30, 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!

    Read More
  • Read to a Reptile

    Tuesday, May 1, 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
  • Moose on the Loose Tour & Story Time

    Thursday, May 3, 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
  • Crocs Closing Weekend

    Saturday, May 5, 2018

    10:00 AM-5:00 PM

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

    • Everyone

    Come join us this weekend to celebrate the terrifying, scaly, and toothy live crocodilians in Crocs: Ancient Predators in a Modern World one last time. Revel in their remarkable and ferocious adaptations, build your own crocodile, and see how you measure up against these brutal beasts. Check out our live animal shows featuring some of the closest relatives of crocodilians, and find out what you can do to help preserve their natural habitat. Sink your teeth in before they are gone!

    Auditorium Show: Crocodile Kin
    11 a.m. and 2:30 p.m.

    Read More
  • Crocs Closing Weekend

    Sunday, May 6, 2018

    10:00 AM-5:00 PM

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

    • Everyone

    Come join us this weekend to celebrate the terrifying, scaly, and toothy live crocodilians in Crocs: Ancient Predators in a Modern World one last time. Revel in their remarkable and ferocious adaptations, build your own crocodile, and see how you measure up against these brutal beasts. Check out our live animal shows featuring some of the closest relatives of crocodilians, and find out what you can do to help preserve their natural habitat. Sink your teeth in before they are gone!

    Auditorium Show: Crocodile Kin
    11 a.m. and 2:30 p.m.

    Read More
  • Story Time with Marty

    Monday, May 7, 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 May 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, May 8, 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
1 2 3 ... 10 Next