This workshop focuses on making taller and more complex forms on the wheel using a process called “stacking,” where two thrown sections are joined together to make covered jars, pitchers, and bottles. Lids, pulled handles, and pitcher spouts are discussed and demonstrated. You will also learn to make handmade brushes out of bamboo and deer tail. -- Nathan Willever was raised in...

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Come face-to-feet with nearly 20 massive, colorful, moving bugs after dark! Grab a flashlight and wander between a fluttering oversized monarch butterfly and a fluffy tri-colored bumblebee. Enjoy a night of hands-on activities, then roll out a sleeping bag and have sweet dreams. Ages 6 and up; one adult is required per three children. Members $60, non-members $65, VIP (Very Important...

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Come face-to-feet with nearly 20 massive, colorful, moving bugs after dark! Grab a flashlight and wander between a fluttering oversized monarch butterfly and a fluffy tri-colored bumblebee. Enjoy a night of hands-on activities, then roll out a sleeping bag and have sweet dreams. Ages 6 and up; one adult is required per three children. Members $60, non-members $65, VIP (Very Important...

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  SONGS FROM THE TUNDRA Saturday, January 12th, 2019 at 4:00 PM at The Presbyterian Church of Chestnut Hill Sunday, January 13th, 2019 at 3:00 PM at The Philadelphia Episcopal Cathedral In a collaboration with Variant 6, a virtuosic vocal sextet in Philadelphia, Lyric Fest explores the songs that come from the experience of life in the Tundra, with works from...

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This weekend is the last chance to experience the mind-boggling behaviors and surprisingly intricate structures of bugs through 20 giant colorful moving insects in the exhibit Xtreme Bugs. From a fluttering oversized monarch butterfly to a gigantic Madagascar hissing cockroach, the exaggerated size of these creatures shines a creative spotlight on what makes them “extreme.” Xtreme...

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Children on the autism spectrum and their families are invited to experience the museum when there are fewer people, starting an hour before the regular opening. Museum Stories (images and descriptions of the exhibits) can be downloaded before the visit at https://bit.ly/2DP2BKn. To pre-register, contact 215-299-1060 or ANS_reservations@drexel.edu. Same-day registration is available...

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Philadelphia’s dinosaur museum is open late tonight with pay-as you-wish admission, a pop-up Dino Drafts beer garden with food in Dinosaur Hall, live animal presentations, and fun hands-on activities. The Academy welcomes adults and also families with kids to enjoy the museum after dark! Suggested donation: $10. Partial proceeds from Dino Drafts benefit the Academy.

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For thousands of years, people have brought mythic creatures to life through art, stories and songs. Even as scientific discoveries have drawn distinctions between myth and reality, these beasts of the land, air and water have maintained an enduring hold on the human imagination. Discover how real animals such as dinosaurs, mammoths and narwhals may have stirred tales of griffins, giants and...

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The special exhibit Mythic Creatures: Dragons, Unicorns and Mermaids opens this weekend with a load of activities for the whole family. Discover how real animals such as dinosaurs, mammoths and narwhals may be the origin of ancient tales of griffins, giants and unicorns. This weekend visitors will see displays of specimens from the Academy’s famous research collection, conjure up unicorn...

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