A Message from the Science History Institute about COVID-19

The Othmer Library is now open to researchers by appointment only on Wednesdays and Thursdays from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Our conference center is also open for event rentals. Our museum remains closed to the public and all public events will be held online until further notice.

Our conference center team has spent the last several months developing and testing enhanced guidelines for in-person gatherings and honing our virtual and hybrid event skills. Plan your future events by calling 215.629.5151 or emailing facilityrental@sciencehistory.org.

New Distillations content is posted weekly and includes our ongoing Pandemic Perspectives series, which features topical stories and interviews with biomedical researchers, physicians, public health experts, and historians that frame our current crisis.

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 September 14, 2020