Science & Activism Tour
Join our museum’s Gallery Guides for a “drop-in” tour that explores the vital impacts made by engaged communities on scientific discovery, environmental justice, and public health.
Our Science & Activism Tour invites visitors to consider these questions: Who is a scientist? Who is an activist? How does each bring about change?
Stories include the influential book Silent Spring by conservationist Rachel Carson and the rise of the environmental movement; ACT UP, the AIDS crisis, and the development of the patients’ bill of rights; the Black Panthers’ lead role in community testing for sickle cell anemia; and the water-use protests that shaped the future (and the topography) of the Delaware River Valley.
This tour bridges content from our new Downstream exhibition and our permanent exhibition, offering a broad picture of the ways activists have reshaped our understanding of science and how visitors can become engaged today.
Drop-in tours take place twice a month on Saturdays. Admission is free and no reservations are necessary.