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December 1, 2020

Celebrated annually on the Tuesday after Thanksgiving, this worldwide movement encourages people to give back to their favorite causes. Join us by sharing your stories and supporting the Institute’s mission with a gift.
Washington Crossing the Delaware by Emanuel Leutze, oil on canvas, 1851

Science at Home

November 27 | 12:00 p.m. EST

Join us for “The Science of Spying,” a family-friendly digital program where you’ll learn how to write your own secret messages using homemade invisible ink, just like American and British spies did during the Revolutionary War.
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Between Us and Catastrophe

On View at 315 Chestnut Street

The Institute presents a new outdoor exhibition showcasing portraits of the pandemic’s essential workers by Philadelphia photographer Kyle Cassidy.
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Leo Alexander’s Unflinching Pursuit

Distillations Article

In the waning days of World War II, a psychiatrist raced across Germany to uncover the harrowing abuses of Nazi doctors.
Coloring Chemistry

Activities and Resources

Discover the stories of science with our free content, including Distillations articles, podcasts, and videos; virtual exhibitions; digital collections; role-playing games; historical biographies; and more.

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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