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From corporate events to galas, from small social gatherings to wedding celebrations, the Science History Institute transforms into an ideal venue for any special occasion!

Simplicity, sustainability, and unique scientific motifs result in a one-of-a-kind experience. Our conference center has occupied the 1865 First National Bank building in the heart of historic Old City Philadelphia since 2008, with renovated facilities that incorporate modern recycled materials and sustainable practices. Flexible spaces, experienced event experts, modern audiovisual equipment, and on-call technical support all work together to accommodate any event.

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Meetings and Conferences

Our eight dynamic conference center rooms are equipped with state-of-the-art audiovisual equipment, high-speed connectivity, and a range of configuration possibilities. Tech managers, on-site event staff, and full-service catering are readily available.


Weddings and Special Events

Our dedicated staff is here to make your event truly special. Your event can be customized to suit a wide range of accommodations. We’ll assist with coordinating vendors and rentals while you relax knowing your event is in the hands of experienced professionals.


Plan Your Event

Looking to rent meeting space in Philadelphia? Tell us about the event you would like to host, and we will follow up with more information. You can also reach us at 215.629.5151 or



Frequently Asked Questions

Get answers to common questions about event space rentals at our facility in Philadelphia.