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Have you ever wondered how plastics are made? Where crayons get their colors? Do you want to find out how the DNA code was cracked? Or how we can measure oxygen on Mars? Explore with us!

Science is all around us. It’s not just found in the laboratory. It’s in the water we drink, the air we breathe, and the earth beneath our feet. At our museum, you can explore the amazing successes, astonishing failures, and strange surprises behind the scientific discoveries that have changed our world.

Named one of Philadelphia’s best museums by Condé Nast Traveler and featured on CBSPhilly, a visit to the Science History Institute is a journey through the weird and wonderful world of matter and materials. Discover the science in your life!