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Upcoming Events

PLEASE NOTE: Masks are preferred in our museum. Learn more on our COVID Information page.

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.

Museum Programs & Activities
Saturday, January 28, 2023

Drop in for a tour highlighting the central role of women in shaping chemistry and the material sciences throughout history.

Museum Programs & Activities
Friday, February 3, 2023

Join us for the launch of our podcast and magazine project examining the historical roots and persistent legacies of racism.

Public Events
Saturday, February 11, 2023

Explore the materials that impact your world at a day of FREE hands-on science and engineering fun for all ages!

Museum Programs & Activities
Saturday, February 11, 2023

This “drop-in” tour explores the importance of water and the histories of pollution and protection that have changed our relationship to this vital substance.

Science on Tap
Monday, February 13, 2023

Jason Weckstein will guide us virtually through Belém, Brazil, where he co-led a research team to discover and describe the region’s bird and bird parasite diversity.

Lunchtime Lectures
Tuesday, February 21, 2023

Subhadra Das will discuss the work of the little-known Victorian scientist who coined the term “eugenics.”

Joseph Priestley Society
Thursday, February 23, 2023

NovaXS founder and CEO Alina Rui Su will discuss her work on needle-free medications and other innovations seeking to improve the patient experience.

Museum Programs & Activities
Saturday, February 25, 2023

From Rachel Carson to ACT UP, explore how scientists and activists have shaped discovery and created change.

Programs, Lectures & Talks
Thursday, March 16, 2023

NPR’s Neela Banerjee and Yale professor Paul Sabin discuss the similarities, differences, and potential conflicts between journalistic and academic accounts of the past.

Joseph Priestley Society
Thursday, March 23, 2023

Our March Joseph Priestley Society program will feature experts on the forefront of how artificial intelligence is impacting drug discovery.

Joseph Priestley Society
Thursday, April 6, 2023

Our final Joseph Priestley Society meeting of the season will feature a lively discussion on three years of COVID and how best to coexist with the virus.