#GivingTuesday

December 3, 2019

Celebrated annually on the Tuesday after Thanksgiving, this worldwide movement encourages people to give back to their favorite causes. Join us by sharing your stories and supporting the Institute’s mission with a gift.

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Deadline: February 3, 2020

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Museum Holiday Hours


Our museum will be closed for the Thanksgiving holiday from Thursday, November 28 through Monday, December 2. Happy Thanksgiving from the Science History Institute!

Smallpox and the Long Road to Eradication

Distillations Article

It’s one thing to make a scientific discovery, but making it count is another thing entirely.

The Science History Institute collects and shares the stories of innovators and of discoveries that shape our lives. We preserve and interpret the history of chemistry, chemical engineering, and the life sciences.

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