Durkee margarine ad 1955

Stomping the Margarine

Collections Blog

Life when we had to color
our food.
Museum visitors

Field Trips and
School Visits

Museum Program

We offer in-person tours and virtual classroom visits for students ages 12 and up. Reservations are required and spaces are limited.
Apparatuses for water collection and extraction

Water from Air, Anytime Anywhere

Thursday, September 22 | 1:00 p.m.–2:00 p.m. EDT

The new season of the Joseph Priestley Society virtual talk series kicks off with a discussion on how metal-organics frameworks can ease shortages by extracting water from air.
Fellows doing research in the Othmer Library

Othmer Library


Researchers can schedule an appointment to access more
than 140,000 print volumes,
rare books and manuscripts, archival materials, and historical photographs.

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Understanding the impact of science in our daily lives has never been more important. Your donation helps us continue to collect, preserve, and share the stories of science through programs that inspire young people.

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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