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  • Farewell to Fins: A Talk With Ted Daeschler

    Wednesday May 6 7:00 PM-8:00 PM

    Join us for a special evening at the Academy! Vertebrate paleontologist and Drexel University professor Ted Daeschler will share a personal account of his 15-year odyssey with Tiktaalik roseae, starting with the audacious idea of exploring for Devonian-age fossils in the inhospitable terrain of the Canadian Arctic.
  • Jurassic Park Movie Marathon

    Saturday May 9 10:00 AM-5:00 PM

    Looking for a fun and relaxing Saturday with your friends or older kids? Join us on Saturday, May 9, for a full-day Jurassic Park Movie Marathon in the Academy’s auditorium.
  • Dinosaur Dance Party

    Saturday May 9 10:30 AM-4:30 PM

    Who really knows how to throw a party? A Triceratops that has had millions of years of experience! Bring your best moves to the dance floor and join Tracy the Triceratops and other dino lovers at a super fun dance party for the whole family.
  • Access to Science: Opening Doors to Autism

    Saturday May 16 9:00 AM-11:00 AM

    Children on the autism spectrum and their families are invited to experience the Academy and its new exhibit, Animal Grossology, before the crowds.
  • Animal Grossology Opening Weekend

    Saturday May 16 10:00 AM-5:00 PM

    Join us for the opening weekend of our new exhibit, Animal Grossology. Based on Sylvia Branzei’s best-selling children’s book series Grossology, this hands-on 3-D exhibit oozes with disgusting science and provides a slightly off-kilter view of the animal kingdom.
  • Tapping our Watershed: Green Cities, Clean Waters: What’s Been Achieved and What’s to Come...

    Monday May 18 6:00 PM-7:00 PM

    At this edition of Tapping our Watershed, Christopher Crockett, Deputy Commissioner of Planning and Environmental Services Philadelphia Water Department, presents "Green Cities, Clean Waters: What’s Been Achieved and What’s to Come in the Future."
  • Mega-Bad Movie Night: The Fly (1986)

    Thursday May 21 5:30 PM-9:00 PM

    We're showing The Fly and have an all female panel (for the first time ever) at this edition of Mega-Bad Movie Night.
  • Caryn Babaian: Nature in Chalk Final Day

    Sunday May 31 10:00 AM-5:00 PM

    Caryn Babaian: Nature in Chalk final day in the Art of Science Gallery!
  • Clearly Beautiful Opening

    Saturday Jun 6 10:00 AM-5:00 PM

    Join us for the opening of the newest exhibit in the Art of Science Gallery, Clearly Beautiful: Photographs of Adam Summers.
  • Tiktaalik Day

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

    Join the Academy for a day featuring Tiktaalik roseae before this famous fossil returns to Canada. Tiktaalik roseae, better known as the "fishapod," is a 375-million-year-old fossil fish that was discovered in the Canadian Arctic in 2004. Its discovery sheds light on a pivotal point in the history of life on Earth: when the very first fish ventured out onto land.
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