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Amazing Animal Weekends

The Da Vinci Science Center will be overflowing with animals, insects, and fish during January and February. For Amazing Animal Weekends, the Science Center is partnering with the Wildlands Conservancy, the Lehigh Valley Zoo, the Philadelphia Zoo, Pocono Wildlife Rehabilitation Center, Arctic Paws Dog Sled Tours, and other local organizations for live shows during select weekends.

Jan. 19-21, 2019

Visits by Bean the sloth, Lehigh Valley Zoo, and Elmwood Park Zoo have been rescheduled to Sunday, April 7.

Experience the fascinating animals that call the rainforest home. During this amazing weekend, the Lehigh Valley Zoo will bring Bean the Sloth and talk about what you can do to help preserve the sloth’s habitat. The Philadelphia Zoo will amaze you with live creatures and shocking facts, and the Elmwood Zoo and Insectarium will create a memorable experience for everyone with live animals and insects straight from the heart of rainforests around the world.

Feb. 2-3, 2019

Explore all things buggy as we host Amazing Arthropods, presented by the Insectarium. Giant millipedes, hissing cockroaches, amazing walking sticks, furry tarantulas, and more will amaze visitors and turn them on to the incredible world of the arthropods.

Feb. 9-10, 2019

Enjoy special presentations from the Wildlands Conservancy and Pocono Wildlife Education & Rehabilitation Center. Get up close and personal with animals that call Pennsylvania home. Learn what makes each species uniquely adapted to live in our region, how they help people and ways in which you can help these animals thrive in their environment.  

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Feb. 16-18, 2019

One of our most popular events of the year is back! Meet a bamboo shark from the Center for Aquatic Sciences, an African Penguin from the Lehigh Valley Zoo, Sled Dogs from Arctic Paws Dog Sled Tours, and more!

Feb. 23-24, 2019

Experience the Traveling Turtle live show from the Wetlands Institute and meet a variety of turtles native to the New Jersey area.  Participants will also learn about the institute’s Diamondback Terrapin Conservation Project and get some quality time with live adult diamondback terrapins and even some hatchlingsPlus, the Wildlands Conservancy is back with more activities and some stream insects!

This program is presented in conjunction with the:


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