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The Science History Institute collects and shares the stories of the innovators and scientific discoveries that shape our lives. We preserve and interpret the history of chemistry, chemical engineering, and the life sciences.
Our current exhibition explores more than 200 years of water analysis and protection in the United States.
ExhibitLab is the Institute’s space in the Masao Horiba Gallery for small, focused exhibits that showcase specific collections, prototype new ideas, or respond to current events.
Many everyday items are described as “flesh” and “nude” in color. Whose skin color do they represent?
The pirate-turned-naturalist-turned-pirate-again inspired generations of British writers and scientists.
Crushing, smashing, and grinding for the sake of greener science.
Biologist John Calhoun’s rodent experiments gripped a society consumed by fears of overpopulation.