For a better experience, click the Compatibility Mode icon above to turn off Compatibility Mode, which is only for viewing older websites.

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

Experience the museum after hours, attend an Academy Town Square, or have a drink in the Dino Drafts Beer Garden. 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:

  • Smithsonian Museum Day

    Saturday, September 22, 2018

    10:00 AM-5:00 PM

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

    • Everyone

    On Saturday, September 22, get free general admission to the Academy as part of Smithsonian Museum Day.

    Read More
  • Access to Science: Opening Doors to Autism

    Sunday, September 23, 2018

    9:00 AM-11:00 AM

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

    • Everyone

    Children on the autism spectrum and their families are invited to experience the museum before the crowds.

    Read More
  • International Ocean Film Tour

    Thursday, September 27, 2018

    7:00 PM-10:00 PM

    The Academy of Natural Sciences of Drexel University 1900 Benjamin Franklin Parkway Philadelphia, PA 191013

    • Everyone

    Adventure. Action. Ocean Life. The fifth voyage of the International Ocean Film Tour arrives at the Academy September 27, delivering the best ocean adventures and environmental documentaries of the year.

    Read More
  • Dinos After Dark

    Friday, September 28, 2018

    4:00 PM-8:00 PM

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

    • Everyone

    Dinos After Dark
    Friday, September 28, 2018
    Museum open 4–8 p.m.
    Dino Drafts: The Academy Beer Garden 4–10 p.m.

    Read More
  • Trick or Treat

    Saturday, October 6, 2018

    10:00 AM-5:00 PM

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

    • Everyone

    Visit the Academy every weekend in October and on Halloween and trick or treat as you visit our exhibits. Each exhibit (Outside In, Butterflies!, Xtreme Bugs and The Big Dig) will have a small treat for you to take home and cool Halloween-themed specimens for you to check out.

    Read More
  • Night in the Museum

    Saturday and Sunday, October 6 & 7, 2018

    6:30 PM-9:00 AM

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

    • Everyone

    This October 6, you can celebrate the start of the spooky season by experiencing the Academy’s towering dinosaurs—including T. rex—after dark!

    Read More
  • Trick or Treat

    Sunday, October 7, 2018

    10:00 AM-5:00 PM

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

    • Everyone

    Visit the Academy every weekend in October and on Halloween and trick or treat as you visit our exhibits. Each exhibit (Outside In, Butterflies!, Xtreme Bugs and The Big Dig) will have a small treat for you to take home and cool Halloween-themed specimens for you to check out.

    Read More
  • Trick or Treat

    Saturday, October 13, 2018

    10:00 AM-5:00 PM

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

    • Everyone

    Visit the Academy every weekend in October and on Halloween and trick or treat as you visit our exhibits. Each exhibit (Outside In, Butterflies!, Xtreme Bugs and The Big Dig) will have a small treat for you to take home and cool Halloween-themed specimens for you to check out.

    Read More
  • Trick or Treat

    Sunday, October 14, 2018

    10:00 AM-5:00 PM

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

    • Everyone

    Visit the Academy every weekend in October and on Halloween and trick or treat as you visit our exhibits. Each exhibit (Outside In, Butterflies!, Xtreme Bugs and The Big Dig) will have a small treat for you to take home and cool Halloween-themed specimens for you to check out.

    Read More
  • Door 19: Skeletons in our Closet

    Thursday, October 18, 2018

    6:00 PM-9:00 PM

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

    • Everyone

    Knock 3.14159 times on Door 19 for admission to an oddly charming evening that will forever change how you think about science. Curated for the curious, Door 19 is quirky science meets themed soiree, set against a backdrop of live performances, music, potent libations, and dinosaurs.

    Read More
1 2 3 Next
  • Smithsonian Museum Day

    Saturday, September 22, 2018

    10:00 AM-5:00 PM

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

    • Everyone

    On Saturday, September 22, get free general admission to the Academy as part of Smithsonian Museum Day.

    Read More
  • Access to Science: Opening Doors to Autism

    Sunday, September 23, 2018

    9:00 AM-11:00 AM

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

    • Everyone

    Children on the autism spectrum and their families are invited to experience the museum before the crowds.

    Read More
  • International Ocean Film Tour

    Thursday, September 27, 2018

    7:00 PM-10:00 PM

    The Academy of Natural Sciences of Drexel University 1900 Benjamin Franklin Parkway Philadelphia, PA 191013

    • Everyone

    Adventure. Action. Ocean Life. The fifth voyage of the International Ocean Film Tour arrives at the Academy September 27, delivering the best ocean adventures and environmental documentaries of the year.

    Read More
  • Dinos After Dark

    Friday, September 28, 2018

    4:00 PM-8:00 PM

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

    • Everyone

    Dinos After Dark
    Friday, September 28, 2018
    Museum open 4–8 p.m.
    Dino Drafts: The Academy Beer Garden 4–10 p.m.

    Read More
  • Trick or Treat

    Saturday, October 6, 2018

    10:00 AM-5:00 PM

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

    • Everyone

    Visit the Academy every weekend in October and on Halloween and trick or treat as you visit our exhibits. Each exhibit (Outside In, Butterflies!, Xtreme Bugs and The Big Dig) will have a small treat for you to take home and cool Halloween-themed specimens for you to check out.

    Read More
  • Night in the Museum

    Saturday and Sunday, October 6 & 7, 2018

    6:30 PM-9:00 AM

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

    • Everyone

    This October 6, you can celebrate the start of the spooky season by experiencing the Academy’s towering dinosaurs—including T. rex—after dark!

    Read More
  • Trick or Treat

    Sunday, October 7, 2018

    10:00 AM-5:00 PM

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

    • Everyone

    Visit the Academy every weekend in October and on Halloween and trick or treat as you visit our exhibits. Each exhibit (Outside In, Butterflies!, Xtreme Bugs and The Big Dig) will have a small treat for you to take home and cool Halloween-themed specimens for you to check out.

    Read More
  • Trick or Treat

    Saturday, October 13, 2018

    10:00 AM-5:00 PM

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

    • Everyone

    Visit the Academy every weekend in October and on Halloween and trick or treat as you visit our exhibits. Each exhibit (Outside In, Butterflies!, Xtreme Bugs and The Big Dig) will have a small treat for you to take home and cool Halloween-themed specimens for you to check out.

    Read More
  • Trick or Treat

    Sunday, October 14, 2018

    10:00 AM-5:00 PM

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

    • Everyone

    Visit the Academy every weekend in October and on Halloween and trick or treat as you visit our exhibits. Each exhibit (Outside In, Butterflies!, Xtreme Bugs and The Big Dig) will have a small treat for you to take home and cool Halloween-themed specimens for you to check out.

    Read More
  • Door 19: Skeletons in our Closet

    Thursday, October 18, 2018

    6:00 PM-9:00 PM

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

    • Everyone

    Knock 3.14159 times on Door 19 for admission to an oddly charming evening that will forever change how you think about science. Curated for the curious, Door 19 is quirky science meets themed soiree, set against a backdrop of live performances, music, potent libations, and dinosaurs.

    Read More
1 2 3 Next