Animals and Science

On View at Our Museum

Our latest ExhibitLab explores the role of animals in science, from objects of study to alchemical symbols.

Science History Institute Featured on CBS News


Philly’s CBS3 takes an inside look at how the Institute tells the compelling story of innovators and scientific discoveries that have shaped our everyday lives.

Othmer Library


The Donald F. and Mildred Topp Othmer Library of Chemical History is an independent research library encompassing the history of chemistry and related sciences and industries.

Distilled #12: Edison's Record Player

Distillations Video

Dreams of turning a wax cylinder into a “talking book.”

Digital Collections


We have more than 7,400 digitized items in our collections, including artifacts, photographs, letters, paintings, advertisements, rare books, and more.