First Friday: Picnic Science
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
Enjoy some tasty science history as we explore the chemistry behind picnics! Learn about the artificial colors and flavors in Jell-O salad, see how baking powder changed cupcakes forever, and marvel at how science keeps our food fresh with Saran Wrap and Tupperware. Try a scavenger hunt, see rare treasures from our special collections, do a craft, and walk away with a treat!
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.