A Message from the Science History Institute about COVID-19

The Science History Institute’s building is closed to the public—including our museum, library, and conference center—and all public events have been moved online, postponed, or canceled until further notice.

Our Distillations team continues to post new content on our website, including interviews with biomedical researchers, physicians, public health experts, and historians for our Pandemic Perspectives series. Researchers can contact Othmer Library staff at reference@sciencehistory.org to arrange document delivery or a virtual reference meeting. Our conference center will be available for event rentals beginning on August 3. Plan your future events by calling 215.629.5151 or emailing facilityrental@sciencehistory.org. Our museum plans to reopen in the fall.

We know that many people are looking for activities during this time, and we encourage you to explore our free digital content in the Learn section of our website or to follow us on Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram for engaging stories about the history of science, including links to articles, videos, podcasts, biographies, and our digital collections.

For more information and guidelines on COVID-19 visit the City of Philadelphia’s Coronavirus website or the CDC website.

We will continue to monitor the situation and will revise our policies as new information becomes available.

Updated June 19, 2020