Book Club: Let's Go to the Moon!

Distillations Article

In commemoration of the 50th anniversary of the Apollo 11 lunar landing, the Science History Institute Book Club reads two histories of the space race: T-Minus and Shoot for the Moon.

Rare Earth Elements: The Intersection of Science and Society

September 24, 2019 | 7:00 p.m.–9:30 p.m.

Join us in Los Angeles for a thought-provoking evening featuring Science Friday host Ira Flatow.

Institute Acquires Archive Smuggled from Nazi-Era Germany


Collection of Jewish German chemist Georg Bredig documents the early pioneers of physical chemistry and the struggles of Jews trying to escape the Nazis.

ExhibitLab: Science and Disability

Now on View in Our Museum

This exhibit features books, oral histories, and items from our collections that focus on scientists with disabilities.

Science History Institute Welcomes New Fellows


Our fellows come from around the world to study a vast range of topics in the history and social studies of chemistry, chemical engineering, and the life sciences.

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.

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