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The Science History Institute collects and shares the stories of innovators and of discoveries that shape our lives. We preserve and interpret the history of chemistry, chemical engineering, and the life sciences.
Host your event at our world-class meeting facilities in historic Old City Philadelphia.
ExhibitLab is the Science History Institute’s space in the galleries for small, focused exhibits that showcase specific collections, prototype new ideas, or respond to current events.
Search over 5,000 of our digitized items: artifacts, photographs, advertisements, letters, rare books, and more.
When the United States and Mexico resolved their beef.
Better photosynthesis, bomb-sniffing spinach, and that’s just the start of the ways plants are inspiring scientific innovation.
Join Distillations podcast hosts Lisa Berry Drago and Alexis Pedrick as Science History Institute staff members share their favorite objects from our museum, archival, and library collections.