Science History Institute museum interior

Science History Institute’s Museum
to Reopen July 1


Visitors are invited back to historic Old City Philadelphia to explore the broad history of science.
man in lab 1952

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Understanding the impact of science in our daily lives has never been more important. Your donation will help us continue to collect, preserve, and share the stories of science.
Illustration of tapping serum from a horse in a pharmacy

Vaccine Factories: Animals in the Making of Human Immunity

Digital Exhibition

Get to know the role of animals and their cells in the development of life-saving vaccines.
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Searching for
Isabel Morgan

Distillations Article

Reconsidering the fate of an overlooked polio fighter.
Roald Hoffmann

Institute Receives $130K+ National Archives Grant


The National Historical Publications and Records Commission award funds the digitization of oral histories by immigrant scientists like Nobel laureate Roald Hoffmann.

The Science History Institute collects and shares the stories of the innovators and scientific discoveries that shape our lives. We preserve and interpret the history of chemistry, chemical engineering, and the life sciences.

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We believe access to the past empowers individuals to build better futures. Your financial support makes it possible.