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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

  • Scientist Saturday: Cloud Forests of Costa Rica

    Saturday, April 20, 2019

    1:00 PM-4:00 PM

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

    • Everyone

    Discover current research and meet real scientists at Scientist Saturdays. See hands-on demonstrations of scientists’ exciting research and ask all the questions you want from 1 to 4 p.m.

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  • Earth Day

    Monday, April 22, 2019

    10:00 AM-4:30 PM

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

    • Everyone

    Earth Day admission to the Academy of Natural Sciences is pay what you wish!

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  • Philadelphia Science Fesival Carnival - Pay-What-You-Wish Admission

    Saturday, May 4, 2019

    10:00 AM-5:00 PM

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

    • Everyone

    On Saturday, May 4, admission to the Academy of Natural Sciences is pay what you wish in celebration of the Philadelphia Science Festival Science Carnival!

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  • Video Game Weekend

    Saturday, May 18, 2019

    10:00 AM-5:00 PM

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

    • Everyone

    Plug in the console, grab your controller and step up to the screen for an innovative new experience at the Academy.

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  • Video Game Weekend

    Sunday, May 19, 2019

    10:00 AM-5:00 PM

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

    • Everyone

    Plug in the console, grab your controller and step up to the screen for an innovative new experience at the Academy.

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  • Totally Turtles Weekend

    Saturday, June 22, 2019

    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. From pizza-loving cartoon ninjas to real-life turtles that call the Academy home, learn all about these “heroes in a half shell” with special crafts, demonstrations, and touchable specimens. Turtle power!

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  • Totally Turtles Weekend

    Sunday, June 23, 2019

    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. From pizza-loving cartoon ninjas to real-life turtles that call the Academy home, learn all about these “heroes in a half shell” with special crafts, demonstrations, and touchable specimens. Turtle power!

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