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, engineering, and the life sciences.
We offer a variety of fun, interactive programs and activities designed for science lovers of all ages.
The Science History Institute is proud to celebrate the many contributions of women in science, especially during Women’s History Month.
This podcast and magazine project explores the historical roots and persistent legacies of racism in American science and medicine.
Our current exhibition explores more than 200 years of water analysis and protection in the United States.
Our latest ExhibitLab features concept models and prosthesis created by orthopedic surgeon Morris A. Robbins, whose teenage accident left him without his left hand and limited use of his right.
This episode of The Disappearing Spoon explores scientist John Calhoun’s mouse utopia and what it can tell us about the ways we impose lessons for society onto lab experiments.
We all know how much the automobile changed the world for people. This episode of The Disappearing Spoon explores how drastically it changed—and harmed—wildlife.