First Friday: The Science of Fireworks
Join us on the First Friday of every month for an evening of fun activities, special talks and tours, and a chance to explore unique objects and stories from our museum and library collections. Reservations are strongly encouraged.
Science History Institute
Celebrate this month’s First Friday with a bang as we explore the chemistry and artistry of fireworks through the ages. What’s in a firework? How do we make those stunning shades and shapes? You’ll enjoy an evening of interactive fun and colorful surprises.
At First Friday you can:
- Make your own dazzling firework bookmark to take home
- See treasures from our library collections that showcase the explosive history of pyrotechnics
- Learn how optics, physics, and chemistry create exciting spectacles in the sky
- Play a chemistry card game and win prizes
About First Fridays
Spark your curiosity while exploring the exhibits after hours! First Fridays bring together a myriad of activities covering everyday science, historical oddities, and everything in between. Grab your friends, and kick off an evening of discovery, surprise, and a little nerdy fun.
First Fridays at the Institute are always free and open to the public; registration is strongly encouraged. Attendees will receive a 10% discount to National Mechanics restaurant.