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Discover the stories of science.

Right now the world is looking to science to guide us through these uncertain times. Everyone is searching for the right combination of data and distractions that will help us cope with our new reality. So here at the Science History Institute, we are doing what we can to provide a little hope from the history of science.

In addition to offering a vast array of resources for educators, students, science professionals, scholars, science history lovers, and the intellectually curious, we’ve moved our public programs online. You can also follow us on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, and LinkedIn, where you’ll find lots of social distancing–approved activities. 

Our Pandemic Perspectives series features topical Distillations stories—including interviews with historians, biomedical researchers, physicians, and public health experts—to provide historical context for our current crisis. Our Try This @ Home video series offers fun and engaging activities that you and your family can try at home. And be sure to visit our outdoor exhibition, Between Us and Catastrophe, which features large-scale portraits of the pandemic’s essential workers from around the Philadelphia region taken by photographer Kyle Cassidy.

Activities and Resources