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Museum Programs & Activities

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Learn more about our holiday hours.

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, 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

This First Friday explores all things merry and bright . . . with the science of light!


This “drop-in” tour explores the importance of water and the histories of pollution and protection that have changed our relationship to this vital substance.


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


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