Age of Alchemy Exhibition Opening

Exhibitions and Special Events
Friday, May 4, 2018
5:00 p.m.–8:00 p.m.
Science History Institute
315 Chestnut Street
Philadelphia, PA 19106
United States

Join us for the opening celebration of our newest exhibition, Age of Alchemy!

For many of us alchemy conjures up images of mysticism or a fool’s quest for gold. But alchemy’s golden age was much more. In this era of experimental discovery and practical skill, physicians and chymists worked to heal the human body. They studied the secrets of the natural world. These men and women ushered in change, creativity, and scientific inquiry. This era was stranger than fiction and more curious than myth. We invite you to step into the real Age of Alchemy.

Be one of the first to tour Age of Alchemy, chat with exhibition curator Elisabeth Berry Drago, and take an alchemy-themed scavenger hunt. Light refreshments will be served.

Admission for this event is free, and no reservations are required.

Image credit: The Alchemist and His Wife, ca. 1928, by Jacques Hammerer, after 17th-century original by David Ryckaert III. Science History Institute.