Fun Ways to Enjoy Dinos After Dark at The Academy of Natural Sciences

Dinos After Dark

We absolutely LOVE visiting the Academy of Natural Sciences in Philadelphia. We have explored the exhibits on our own, attended special events and even stayed overnight. This summer, however, we enjoyed a new experience, Dinos After Dark. I have been wanting to attend one of these events for a while but it never seemed to … [Read more…]

Game On at The Franklin Institute with Game Masters

Game On at The Franklin Institute

With the birth of the computer, came video games. From the earliest conceptions of computers which have less memory than our calculators, individuals were creating games to play on them. From Space Invaders destroying alien ships to Sonic the Hedgehog ambitiously running to collect points to the Sims creating whole new worlds, each video game … [Read more…]

Xtreme Bugs is Extremely Awesome

Xtreme Bugs at The Academy Of Natural Sciences (1)

My son has become fascinated with bugs this summer which makes it the perfect time to visit The Academy of Natural Sciences! Last year, he might have gotten bitten by entomology when we visited Bug Fest. I was thrilled to learn that The Academy would host the Xtreme Bugs exhibit which focuses on these creatures. … [Read more…]

Summer Camps at The Academy of Natural Sciences

Summer Camp at The Academy of Natural Sciences

At Mommy University, we believe that summer camp offers amazing benefits for kids. Besides building lifelong friendships and memories, kids enhance important academic skills which help them beat the summer slide. There are so many wonderful brain boosting camps to choose from as there are camps for all interests, ages and budgets. BUT if your … [Read more…]

Win 4 Passes to CROCS at the Academy of Natural Sciences

CROCS Giveaway

The Academy of Natural Sciences in Philadelphia has opened another amazing exhibit that will entertain individuals of all ages! CROCS: Ancient Predators in a Modern World is a temporary exhibit open until May 6, 2018 that allows guests to step into the world of crocodiles and alligators. Go face to snout with some of the … [Read more…]

Take a Bite Out of Learning with CROCS at The Academy of Natural Sciences

C R O C S at The Academy of Natural Sciences

The Academy of Natural Sciences in Philadelphia has opened another amazing exhibit that will entertain individuals of all ages! CROCS: Ancient Predators in a Modern World is a temporary exhibit open until May 6, 2018 that allows guests to step into the world of crocodiles and alligators. Go face to snout with some of the … [Read more…]

How to Visit Museums for FREE (or pretty close to free)

Visit Museums for FREE (or pretty close to free)

Museums hold significant importance in our culture today preserving our history and opening the doors for stepping forward. Exposing children to museums at a young age encourages their academic understanding and developmental growth as well as promotes their appreciation for science, art and even literature. As much as we love and support museums, it can … [Read more…]

Wild Wizarding Weekend at the Academy of Natural Sciences

Wild Wizarding Weekend

Fantastics beasts, owls, training dragons, fortune telling and magic! Those are all things you have read about in books, seen in the movies or experienced at major theme parks, but this November, enter into a wizarding world nearby in Philadelphia. That’s right, November 24-26, guests at the Academy of Natural Sciences will experience the wizarding … [Read more…]

Bug Fest at The Academy of Natural Sciences

Bug Fest at The Academy of Natural Sciences

Bugging Out at Academy of Natural Sciences Admittedly, my first reaction upon seeing most insects is to scream. I have had a longstanding belief that creatures with more than four legs should not exist-that is until Bug Fest! The Academy of Natural Sciences of Drexel University hosts a two day event every August that celebrates … [Read more…]