Discover the stories of science.
We offer a vast array of resources for educators, students, science professionals, scholars, science history lovers, and the intellectually curious . . . from digital exhibitions, historical biographies, and role-playing games to Distillations stories, public programs, and digital collections. You can also follow us on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter, where you’ll find even more engaging content about the history of science.
Our articles, podcasts, and videos uncover hidden stories and seek new perspectives on science and technology.
Explore our digital exhibitions and immerse yourself in stories of discovery, challenge, and change.
From Lavoisier to Carver, Curie to Crick, meet the people behind some of science’s most important milestones.
Listen to interviews with historians, scientists, and health experts and read Distillations stories that provide context for the pandemic.
Our latest exhibition explores more than 200 years of water analysis and protection in the United States.
Students debate the positive and negative viewpoints of important environmental issues.
Our latest outdoor exhibition features a series of anti-pollution posters created in 1951 by the Pennsylvania Sanitary Water Board.
Search more than 11,700 of our digitized items, including artifacts, photographs, advertisements, letters, rare books, and more.
This fun and engaging video series features hands-on scientific activities and baking tutorials that you and your family can try at home.
Watch this documentary about the remarkable life and legacy of chemist, inventor, entrepreneur, and philanthropist Arnold Beckman.
Join the Science History Institute as we examine the rare earth elements and their impact on society.
Learning resources and collection items related to the NHD 2021 theme: “Communication in History: The Key to Understanding.”
The Science History Institute is proud to celebrate the many contributions of women in science.
Add your own artistic embellishments to items from the Institute’s collections of fine art, periodic tables, alchemical illustrations, and more!
This virtual talk features the Institute’s Roger Turner, who will explore how seemingly neutral medical instruments can amplify racial biases.
Our Gallery Guides will take visitors on an interactive water journey using objects from our handling collection.