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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.
Get to know our incoming class of resident researchers and learn about their projects.
The centerpiece of our museum is a multimedia experience showcasing our collection of art, scientific instruments, rare books, and more.
Search over 5,000 of our digitized items: artifacts, photographs, advertisements, letters, rare books, and more.
Happy Valentine’s Day from Distillations.
Join Distillations podcast hosts Lisa Berry Drago and Alexis Pedrick as Science History Institute staff members share their favorite objects from our museum, archival, and library collections.
The silent movie Where Are My Children? is more than a century old, but its central question—who “deserves” access to reproductive rights—still resonates today.