Things Fall Apart


Things Fall Apart is an exhibition and a walking tour exploring the life and afterlife of things—and why we fight to preserve them.

The Othmer Library


The Donald F. and Mildred Topp Othmer Library of Chemical History is an independent research library encompassing the history of chemistry and related sciences and industries.

Distillations Magazine

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What makes a Stradivarius so special? For decades instrument makers, musicians, and even scientists have tried to find out but with inconclusive results.

The Museum Is Free and Open to the Public


A visit to our museum is a journey through the weird and wonderful world of matter and materials.