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Museum Programs & Activities

Museum visitors ages 5 and up must provide proof of vaccination for entry (boosters are not required at this time). Photos are acceptable. Masks are also required for all visitors. For more information, please visit our COVID-19 Information page.


The Science History Institute’s museum hosts a variety of fun, interactive programs and activities designed for science lovers of all ages.

Take an up-close look at unique items in our handling collection, “drop in” for a tour that explores environmental activism, enjoy a themed story time, meet our librarians and rare book curators, or join us after hours for some First Friday festivities.

You can also try our Gallery Games featuring self-guided scavenger hunts, puzzles, and activity sheets that are available every day at our gallery activity table. Go solo or play as a team to learn fun and surprising facts about the history of science.

Upcoming Events
Jul
01

Celebrate this First Friday with a bang as we explore the chemistry and artistry of fireworks through the ages.

Jul
09

Drop in for a tour highlighting the central role of women in shaping chemistry and the material sciences throughout history.

Jul
16

Dive into a day of family-friendly, water-related activities that includes storytime and exploration of our exhibitions.

Jul
23

From Rachel Carson to ACT UP, explore how scientists and activists have shaped discovery and created change with stories of environmental justice, patients’ rights, and community science.

Aug
13

From Rachel Carson to ACT UP, explore how scientists and activists have shaped discovery and created change with stories of environmental justice, patients’ rights, and community science.

Aug
20

Dive into a day of family-friendly, water-related activities that includes storytime and exploration of our exhibitions.

Aug
27

Drop in for a tour highlighting the central role of women in shaping chemistry and the material sciences throughout history.

Sep
17

Dive into a day of family-friendly, water-related activities that includes storytime and exploration of our exhibitions.

Oct
15

Dive into a day of family-friendly, water-related activities that includes storytime and exploration of our exhibitions.

Nov
19

Dive into a day of family-friendly, water-related activities that includes storytime and exploration of our exhibitions.

Dec
17

Dive into a day of family-friendly, water-related activities that includes storytime and exploration of our exhibitions.