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Festivals and Special Events

superhero weekend

Animal Superhero Weekend

Dinos After Dark

entomologist talk with museum visitors during Bug Fest

Bug Fest

Carnivore Capades

dino-mite summer

Dino-mite Summer

Dino-mite Winter

Dinosaur Days

wild wizarding weekend

Wild Wizarding Weekend

paleopalooza

Paleopalooza

visitor in the International Shell Market

The Philadelphia Shell Show

crowd enjoying the 2011 Philadelphia Science Festival

Philadelphia Science Festival

Events

  • Wild Wizarding Weekend

    Friday, November 23, 2018

    10:00 AM-8:00 PM

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

    • Everyone

    Explore the magical world of the Academy’s phenomenal beasts with a weekend of spellbinding, hands-on activities! Meet the Academy’s own live beasts and learn about the real animals that inspire your favorite wizarding stories.

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  • Dragons After Dark

    Friday, November 23, 2018

    4:00 PM-8:00 PM

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

    • Everyone

    Join us for Dinos After Dark and enjoy pay-what-you-wish admission, family activities and the Dino Drafts Beer Garden in Dinosaur Hall!   

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  • Wild Wizarding Weekend

    Saturday, November 24, 2018

    10:00 AM-5:00 PM

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

    • Everyone

    Explore the magical world of the Academy’s phenomenal beasts with a weekend of spellbinding, hands-on activities! Meet the Academy’s own live beasts and learn about the real animals that inspire your favorite wizarding stories.

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  • Wild Wizarding Weekend

    Sunday, November 25, 2018

    10:00 AM-5:00 PM

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

    • Everyone

    Explore the magical world of the Academy’s phenomenal beasts with a weekend of spellbinding, hands-on activities! Meet the Academy’s own live beasts and learn about the real animals that inspire your favorite wizarding stories.

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  • Xtreme Science Days

    Thursday, December 27, 2018

    10:00 AM-5:00 PM

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

    • Everyone

    Get Xtreme at the Academy this winter! Make super slime to take home, collect wild specimens on an enormous scale and taste the hottest hot sauce and the crunchiest bugs.

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  • Xtreme Science Days

    Friday, December 28, 2018

    10:00 AM-5:00 PM

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

    • Everyone

    Get Xtreme at the Academy this winter! Make super slime to take home, collect wild specimens on an enormous scale and taste the hottest hot sauce and the crunchiest bugs.

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  • Xtreme Science Days

    Saturday, December 29, 2018

    10:00 AM-5:00 PM

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

    • Everyone

    Get Xtreme at the Academy this winter! Make super slime to take home, collect wild specimens on an enormous scale and taste the hottest hot sauce and the crunchiest bugs.

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  • Xtreme Science Days

    Sunday, December 30, 2018

    10:00 AM-5:00 PM

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

    • Everyone

    Get Xtreme at the Academy this winter! Make super slime to take home, collect wild specimens on an enormous scale and taste the hottest hot sauce and the crunchiest bugs.

    Read More
  • Paleopalooza

    Saturday, March 2, 2019

    10:00 AM-5:00 PM

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

    • Everyone

    Every year, the Academy celebrates all things prehistoric during Paleopalooza, a two-day festival of fossils.

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  • Paleopalooza

    Sunday, March 3, 2019

    10:00 AM-5:00 PM

    The Academy of Natural Sciences 1900 Benjamin Franklin Parkway Philadelphia, PA 1910

    • Everyone

    Every year, the Academy celebrates all things prehistoric during Paleopalooza, a two-day festival of fossils.

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