What’s Happening at April’s Dinos After Dark

The Academy’s next Dinos After Dark, a pay-what-you-wish event with a beer garden and full access to the museum, will take place on Friday, April 26, from 4-8 p.m. This Dinos After Dark is part of the Philadelphia Science Festival, a 10-day, community-wide celebration of science that takes place annually in the spring. This edition of Dinos After Dark is part of the City-wide Star Party. Read on to find out more.

Get Sparkly – It’s a Star Party!

In honor of the Philadelphia Science Festival, we are hosting a Star Party! Turn your eyes to the skies and gaze through a telescope with a Drexel scientist. The kids can also make starry crafts to take home and participate in glow-in-the-dark games and activities. Find out other ways the Academy is participating in the Festival.

Take Advantage of Pay-what-you-wish Admission

Dinosaur Hall at the Academy of Natural Sciences

Dinos After Dark includes access to the whole museum for a small donation. Your contribution gets you in to all permanent exhibits, including Dinosaur Hall, Butterflies! and The Big Dig, as well as our children’s discovery center, Outside In. Best of all, you can see our traveling exhibit, Mythic Creatures: Dragons, Unicorns & Mermaids, without paying the usual additional charge.

Let the Kids Explore

Five kids hold bugs at members night

The Academy’s Dinos After Dark featuring Dino Drafts: The Academy Beer Garden was named a “Family Favorite Place to Drink with your Kids” in this year’s Philadelphia Family Magazine LOVE Awards! You can pick up a drink or two in the beer garden and stroll(er) it through the museum with a drink in your cup holder.

Have a Drink or Two or …

12th St. Catering and the Academy of Natural Sciences are excited to offer the award-winning Dino Drafts: The Academy Beer Garden inside the museum’s famous Dinosaur Hall during Dinos After Dark. Come warm up inside, play board games, purchase a drink and enjoy mouthwatering bites (think tacos!) at the foot of a 40-foot-long T. rex and its prehistoric friends. For our March 22 Dinos After Dark, we’re partnering with River Horse Brewing Company! Partial proceeds from Dino Drafts: The Academy Beer Garden benefit the Academy of Natural Sciences.

Check Out Live Animal Shows

Yellow lizard with black spots

Meet the furry, feathered and scaly residents of the museum’s Live Animal Center and explore their behaviors, adaptations and ecosystems. The museum’s Live Animal Center supports over 100 individual animal ambassadors and several colonies of invertebrates. Shows take place at 5:30 and 7 p.m. in the Academy’s auditorium.

Get tickets!

By Mary Alice Hartsock

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