Black and White photo of Beckman PF-31 Ultrasonic Spirometer

Joseph Priestley Society Virtual Talk

Thursday, January 27 | 1:00 p.m.–2:00 p.m. EST

Institute research curator Roger Turner presents “Can Medical Instruments Be Racist?”

This webinar is coproduced by the American Chemical Society and Chemical & Engineering News.
Impressionist painting of a lily pond

Could Claude Monet See Like a Bee?

Distillations Article

A harrowing eye surgery may have given the impressionist painter the ability to see UV light.
Ad for colored stockings 1955

Digital Exhibitions


Our museum is temporarily closed to in-person visitors, but you can still explore our digital exhibitions and immerse yourself in stories of discovery, challenge, and change.
Rendering of Philadelphia Green City Clean Waters Project

Science on Tap Virtual Talk

Monday, February 14 | 6:00 p.m.–7:00 p.m. EST

Academy of Natural Sciences Dolan Fellow Alexis Schulman presents “Green Stormwater Infrastructure for Community Well-Being and Environmental Justice.”
man in lab 1952

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