Door 19: Renais-Science Faire

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Door 19: Renais-Science Faire

February 21 @ 6:30 pm - 9:30 pm


Hear ye, hear ye! Let the (science) faire begin! Enjoy an enchanting evening of myths and legends against a backdrop of science and inquiry. Come in costume or come as you as you are. It’s going to be a knight to remember!

Door 19 Activities:

  • Warm up with some grog at the tavern (well, open bar)
  • Marvel at sea monsters and explore ancient tomes behind the scenes in our Ichthyology and Archives collections
  • Enjoy the medieval stylings of roving minstrels
  • Share a selfie with a pirate
  • Dissect a kraken and use its ink to write a special message
  • Meet living armored beasts and cheer them on as they joust for glory
  • Separate fact from fiction and investigate specimens of dragons, cyclops and bigfoots (bigfeet?)
  • Have your fortune foretold with a “professional” tea leaf reading
  • Find out if unicorns are real in our special exhibit, Mythic Creatures (don’t worry, they are)
  • Stand in the shadow of dragons (dinosaurs, that is) and talk to our most engaging fossil experts as you piece together the remains of the past
  • Eat great food from our exclusive caterer, 12th St. Catering (vegetarian options available)
  • And … did we mention the open bar?


February 21
6:30 pm - 9:30 pm


Academy of Natural Sciences


The Academy of Natural Sciences
1900 Benjamin Franklin Parkway
Philadelphia, PA 19103 United States
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