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Festivals and Special Events

Events

  • Neighborhood Science After School: Dino Games

    Tuesday, April 24, 2018

    3:30 PM-4:30 PM

    Lawncrest Library 6098 Rising Sun Ave Philadelphia, PA 19111

    • Everyone

    What better way to celebrate science than in your own backyard? Join the Philadelphia Science Festival and Academy educator Mike Kaczmarczik at your neighborhood library after school for a celebration of science exploration!

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  • Community Night at the Franklin Institute: Are You A Bug Enthusiast?

    Tuesday, April 24, 2018

    5:00 PM-8:00 PM

    The Franklin Institute 222 N 20th Street Philadelphia, PA 19103

    • Everyone

    The Franklin Institute welcomes guests for a free evening of educational experiences that include the museum’s famous permanent exhibits, special programs and shows and hands-on activities from Philadelphia Science Festival partner organizations, including the Academy.

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  • 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.

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  • 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.

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  • 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.

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  • Xtreme Bugs Opening Weekend

    Saturday, May 26, 2018

    10:00 AM-5:00 PM

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

    • Everyone

    Come face-to-feet with nearly 20 massive, colorful, moving bugs! From a fluttering oversized monarch butterfly and a fluffy tri-colored bumblebee to a gigantic Madagascar hissing cockroach and a blood-sucking bed bug, these towering animatronics tell a rarely seen story of the behaviors and intricacies of extreme bugs.

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  • Xtreme Bugs Opening Weekend

    Sunday, May 27, 2018

    10:00 AM-5:00 PM

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

    • Everyone

    Come face-to-feet with nearly 20 massive, colorful, moving bugs! From a fluttering oversized monarch butterfly and a fluffy tri-colored bumblebee to a gigantic Madagascar hissing cockroach and a blood-sucking bed bug, these towering animatronics tell a rarely seen story of the behaviors and intricacies of extreme bugs.

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  • Read to a Reptile

    Tuesday, May 29, 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.

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  • Totally Turtles Weekend

    Saturday, June 9, 2018

    10:00 AM-5:00 PM

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

    • Everyone

    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.

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  • Totally Turtles Weekend

    Sunday, June 10, 2018

    10:00 AM-5:00 PM

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

    • Everyone

    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.

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