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  • Science Carnival on the Parkway

    Saturday May 3 10:00 AM-3:00 PM

    Philadelphia Science Festival Event.
    Staff from the Academy will engage you with dinosaur fossils, live animals, and interactive activities during the Philadelphia Science Festival Science Carnival on the Benjamin Franklin Parkway.
  • Mega-Bad Movie Night: Godzilla (1998)

    Thursday May 8 6:30 PM-10:00 PM

    Join us at the Academy after hours to watch an “awesomely awful” movie. Witty experts will be onstage to offer their quips and sidesplitting comments on the many scientific absurdities—think Mystery Science Theater 3000!
  • The Mother of All Baby Showers

    Friday May 16 6:30 PM-9:30 PM

    Hosted at the Academy of Natural Sciences and featuring Bravo's Rosie Pope, this adults-only, one-of-a-kind night out for new and expectant parents offers the opportunity to check out top-notch baby products and services all in one place before you purchase.
  • Adult Class: A Botany Collection: Pressing and Preservation

    Wednesday May 28 6:00 PM-9:00 PM

    The Academy has one of the largest herbaria, or dried plant collections, in the country. Learn why we collect, where we collect, and the ways in which we preserve plants for hundreds of years.
  • All About Birds Weekend

    Saturday Jun 7 10:00 AM-5:00 PM

    Meet the squawking, talking live birds of the Academy during this special weekend in conjunction with the Birds of Paradise exhibit. Learn about the anatomy of our feathered friends and investigate what it means to be a bird-of-paradise, all through fun hands-on activities, experiments, crafts and more.
  • Access to Science: Opening Doors to Autism

    Sunday Jun 8 9:00 AM-11:00 AM

    Children on the autism spectrum and their families are invited to experience the Academy and its new exhibit, Birds of Paradise before the crowds.
  • All About Birds Weekend

    Sunday Jun 8 10:00 AM-5:00 PM

    Meet the squawking, talking live birds of the Academy during this special weekend in conjunction with the Birds of Paradise exhibit. Learn about the anatomy of our feathered friends and investigate what it means to be a bird-of-paradise, all through fun hands-on activities, experiments, crafts and more.
  • Mega-Bad Movie Night: 10,000 BC at Bryn Mawr Film Institute

    Thursday Jun 12 7:00 PM-10:00 PM

    Join the Academy after hours for a special edition of Mega-Bad Movie Night held at the Bryn Mawr Film Institute. It’s the same live commentary you love about Mega-Bad Movie Night except in a theater at BMFI!
  • Adult Class: Animals with Shells: A Look at Mollusks

    Monday Jun 16 6:00 PM-9:00 PM

    Our collection of mollusks is the oldest in the country and the second largest cataloged one in the world. Come learn why and where we collect, as well as the natural significance of clams, snails, squids, and more.
  • Adult Field Study: Fossil Collecting and Cataloging

    Saturday Jun 28 10:00 AM-3:00 PM

    Want to spend the day just as a paleontologist would? Don your hat and boots and join Ned Gilmore, the Academy’s vertebrate paleontology collection manager, at a site well known for the abundance of Cretaceous period fossils.
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