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  • Tarantulas: Alive and Up Close Final Day

    Monday May 30 10:00 AM-5:00 PM

    Join us for the closing day of Tarantulas: Alive and Up Close! Get up close to over 20 live spiders!
  • Totally Turtles Weekend

    Saturday Jun 4 10:00 AM-5:00 PM

    Come out of your shell to celebrate all things turtle, tortoise, and terrapin! Discover how this amazing order of hard-shelled survivors lived in the past and thrives in the present.
  • Totally Turtles Weekend

    Sunday Jun 5 10:00 AM-5:00 PM

    Come out of your shell to celebrate all things turtle, tortoise, and terrapin! Discover how this amazing order of hard-shelled survivors lived in the past and thrives in the present.
  • Dinosaurs Unearthed Opening Weekend

    Saturday Jun 25 10:00 AM-5:00 PM

    Join us as we celebrate the opening of our newest exhibit, Dinosaurs Unearthed, with a weekend full of dino-rific activities! Featuring real fossils you can touch, live animal presentations, talks by dinosaur experts, and dino-themed crafts, our exciting kickoff event is fun for the whole family!
  • Dinosaurs Unearthed Opening Weekend

    Sunday Jun 26 10:00 AM-5:00 PM

    Join us as we celebrate the opening of our newest exhibit, Dinosaurs Unearthed, with a weekend full of dino-rific activities! Featuring real fossils you can touch, live animal presentations, talks by dinosaur experts, and dino-themed crafts, our exciting kickoff event is fun for the whole family!
  • Opening Day: Presidential Archives: Letters, Hair, and Fossils

    Friday Jul 1 10:00 AM-4:30 PM

    Join us for the opening day of our special Presidential Archives exhibit!
  • Academy Explorers Summer Camp: Ooey Gooey Science (July 5-8)

    Tuesday Jul 5 9:00 AM-4:00 PM

    Get your hands dirty, slimy, and even ooey gooey! Create your own slime, hold touchable bubbles, squish sudsy goop, and design your very own lava lamp.
  • Tiny Tots: Ooey Gooey Science

    Wednesday Jul 6 11:00 AM-12:00 PM

    Calling all kids 3–5 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.
  • Broad to Schuylkill

    Saturday Jul 9 1:00 PM-5:00 PM

    Join the Academy of Natural Sciences of Drexel University and the Wagner Free Institute of Science on July 9 for Broad to Schuylkill, a competitive cultural scavenger hunt.
  • Academy Explorers Summer Camp: Bizarre Animals (July 11–15)

    Monday Jul 11 9:00 AM-4:00 PM

    Discover what yellow spikes, gigantic eyes, and purple skin have in common. Uncover how jaw-dropping features and exaggerated adaptations help animal oddballs survive in the wild.
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