Heritage Day 2019

Wednesday, May 8 | 10:30 a.m.–8:00 p.m.

Celebrate with us at our signature event honoring the remarkable history of science and technology.

Science History Institute Awarded $40K Grant


Museum receives Cultural and Historical Support Grant from Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission.

International Year of the Periodic Table

#IYPT2019

The Science History Institute joins UNESCO in celebrating 2019 as the International Year of the Periodic Table of Chemical Elements.

Age of Alchemy

On View at Our Museum

For many of us alchemy conjures up images of mysticism or a fool’s quest for gold. But alchemy’s golden age was much more. Highlights of this exhibition include paintings, laboratory tools, and more.

The 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.

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.

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