Library Pop-Up

Friday, December 13 | 12:00 p.m.–2:00 p.m.

Historical Cookbooks and Recipes: The holiday season has us thinking about baking and cheer, so we’ll be pulling out our books on household science and food chemistry and cookbooks with old recipes.

Apply for a Fellowship

Deadline: February 3, 2020

Join our vibrant community of fellows from around the world who study a vast range of topics in the history and social studies of chemistry, chemical engineering, and the life sciences.

Museum Holiday Schedule


Our museum will observe the following holiday schedule:

OPEN: December 26, 27, 28, 29

CLOSED: December 22–25, 30–31, January 1

Choosing a Better High-Tech Future

Distillations Article

Rare earth elements make modern devices faster, brighter, and lighter, but it will take the creaky gears of government to make their production cleaner and more equitable.

ExhibitLab: The Bredig Archive

Now on view in our museum

Come see a selection of materials from the recently acquired Bredig Archive, a collection of books, photographs, correspondence, and scientific notes belonging to German-Jewish scientist Georg Bredig.