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Dinos After Dark Featuring BalletX
Start Date: 7/17/2018Start Time: 4:00 PM
End Date: 7/17/2018End Time: 8:00 PM

Event Description

Join us for Dinos After Dark and enjoy pay-what-you-wish admission, family activities and an outdoor beer garden right in front of Philly’s Dinosaur Museum.

Due to Tuesday’s weather, Dino Drafts: The Academy Beer Garden will be in Dinosaur Hall from 4-8 p.m.

At Dinos After Dark
  • Catch pop-up performances by BalletX, Philadelphia's premier contemporary ballet company
  • Meet the Dream Team of third- and fourth-grade dancers from Philadelphia public schools
  • Visit Outside In, do a scavenger hunt and meet some of our amazing live animals and buggy boarders
  • Immerse yourself in our tropical butterfly house
  • Observe our technicians preparing real specimens in the Fossil Prep Lab
  • Visit Xtreme Bugs
  • Purchase drinks and food from the Academy Beer Garden: Dino Drafts!
  • Skip the line and register online!

BalletX Performance 

1. BalletX: "Fancy Me" (a duet) 
2. BalletX: "Requiem" (excerpt - a duet) 
3. Dance eXchange Dream Team 
4. BalletX: "Schachmatt" 

Please check back for updates on performance locations.

The first performance of BalletX will feature The Dream Team of third and fourth graders from three Philadelphia public schools: Chester A. Arthur, Bache-Martin and Albert M. Greenfield schools. The students are part of a pilot program designed to take BalletX's in-school dance classes to the next level by providing performance opportunities for promising students with an advanced understanding and passion for dance. BalletX takes the stage again at 5:45-6:15 p.m. for another performance

Meet the Animals
6:30 p.m. & 7:30 p.m. 

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. 

Dino Puppet Workshop

Use your imagination (and an old school overhead projector) to create your own moving and dancing dinosaurs! Learn about dinosaur locomotion, make your own dinosaur shadow puppet, and tell epic prehistoric stories with music and puppets. 

About the Academy’s Outdoor Beer Garden: Dino Drafts

The Dino Drafts Beer Garden will be held in Dinosaur Hall on July 17 due to the weather!
Join 12th St. Catering and the Academy of Natural Sciences for Dino Drafts: The Academy Beer Garden outside on the Parkway during Dinos After Dark. Come soak in the evening sun, play board games, and purchase beer or sample some mouthwatering bites (think tacos!) at the foot of a giant animatronic orchid mantis. The entire museum will be open with pay-what-you-wish admission (suggested donation is $10 per person). Families are welcome—and if you like, you can stop by for a drink and carry it with you as your group enjoys the museum. Partial proceeds from Dino Drafts: The Academy Beer Garden benefit the Academy of Natural Sciences. 

Upcoming Dinos After Dark Dates

  • August 23 (Thursday)
  • September 28 (Friday)
  • October 26 (Friday)
  • November 23 (Friday)
BalletX will be featured at the Academy on 7/17
The Academy of Natural Sciences of Drexel University
1900 Benjamin Franklin Parkway
Philadelphia, PA 19103
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