Family Swim at the Museum

Public Events
Saturday, December 18, 2021
11:00 a.m. EST (UTC -5)
Science History Institute
315 Chestnut Street
Philadelphia, PA 19106
United States

Dive into a day of family-friendly, water-related activities!

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Emblem 31 from Atalanta Fugiens 1618

Detail of Emblema XXXI. Rex natans in mari, clamans altâ voce: Qui me eripiet, ingens præmium habebit. [Emblem 31. The king swimming in the sea cries out with a loud voice: He that delivers me shall have a great reward], from Atalanta Fugiens, 1618.

Science History Institute

Start with a fun picture book during storytime. Then explore our new Downstream exhibition using our self-guided activity sheet. Ask questions, find clues, and work together with your group to solve puzzles—and you just might earn a water-themed prize!

Close out your visit to our museum with a stop at our Object Explorer, an interactive touchtable where you can learn the history behind everyday objects like ice-cube trays.


Family Swim takes place once a month on Saturdays from October 2021 through February 2022.

Admission is free and no reservations are necessary.