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Upcoming Events

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The Science History Institute produces a wide range of virtual and in-person events aimed at students, educators, scientific professionals, scholars, science history lovers, and the intellectually curious.

Social Media
Friday, December 3, 2021

Join the Institute’s Nyomi Gonzalez and Ross Heutmaker, Thompson-Neely Farmstead Manager at Washington Crossing Historic Park, as they discuss mechanochemistry and grain milling.

Programs, Lectures, and Talks
Friday, December 3, 2021

Our Gallery Guides will take visitors on an interactive water journey using objects from our handling collection.

Public Events
Monday, December 6, 2021

Roger Turner reviews a series of experiments conducted by chemists Arnold Beckman and Arie Haagen-Smit that identified the cause of smog.

Public Events
Wednesday, December 8, 2021

Roger Turner discusses how science and history can teach us to produce needed rare earth metals while minimizing harm to humans and the environment.

Public Events
Friday, December 10, 2021

Explore a selection of books that feature the concoctions that have quenched people’s thirst for centuries.

Public Events
Saturday, December 11, 2021

This “drop-in” tour explores the vital impacts made by engaged communities on scientific discovery, environmental justice, and public health.

Science on Tap
Monday, December 13, 2021

Join Jason Herrmann as he talks about how remote sensing has changed the study of settled spaces in archaeology.

For Families
Saturday, December 18, 2021

Dive into a day of family-friendly, water-related activities that includes storytime and exploration of our exhibitions.

Research
Monday, January 3, 2022

Attend a virtual training workshop in oral history and research interview methodologies.

Public Events
Saturday, January 8, 2022

This “drop-in” tour explores the vital impacts made by engaged communities on scientific discovery, environmental justice, and public health.

For Families
Saturday, January 15, 2022

Dive into a day of family-friendly, water-related activities that includes storytime and exploration of our exhibitions.

Public Events
Saturday, January 22, 2022

This “drop-in” tour explores the vital impacts made by engaged communities on scientific discovery, environmental justice, and public health.

Programs, Lectures, and Talks
Friday, February 4, 2022

Our Gallery Guides will take visitors on an interactive water journey using objects from our handling collection.

Joseph Priestley Society
Thursday, February 10, 2022

Our February Joseph Priestley Society program features Sheri Schully, acting chief medical and scientific officer of this NIH-led program.

Public Events
Saturday, February 12, 2022

This “drop-in” tour explores the vital impacts made by engaged communities on scientific discovery, environmental justice, and public health.

For Families
Saturday, February 19, 2022

Dive into a day of family-friendly, water-related activities that includes storytime and exploration of our exhibitions.

Public Events
Saturday, February 26, 2022

This “drop-in” tour explores the vital impacts made by engaged communities on scientific discovery, environmental justice, and public health.

Conferences and Symposia
Thursday, June 2, 2022

The 2022 Gordon Cain Conference will explore the entanglements of science and labor as they have emerged around the globe between the 16th century and today.

Conferences and Symposia
Monday, June 13, 2022

This conference will focus on the fascinating interplay of science, technology, and international affairs after the Second World War.