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School Tours

Interested in a personal tour through our museum? We have experienced guides to take your class through the exhibitions.

School Tours

Our educational programming, including hands-on activities, is designed for high-school and college students who are studying or have studied chemistry. We can accommodate up to 20 students per visit and require a 1:10 chaperone-to-student ratio for all groups. Chaperones are expected to stay with the students at all times. Tours are scheduled Tuesday–Friday, 10:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. If possible, please allot approximately two hours for our program. The cost of each tour is $2 per student. Fees may be submitted in the form of cash or check (payable to Science History Institute) on or before the date of your tour. Reservations are required for all tours (subject to availability) and should be made at least two weeks in advance.

Current Programs for Students

Chemistry in the Public Eye
Chemistry and its connection to society is a theme that resonates throughout the our museum. This program emphasizes how science is consumed by the general public, how chemistry is understood by the masses, and how these topics have changed throughout history. What are the ethical and political issues associated with this ever-changing discipline? How has society influenced the development of chemistry and the molecular sciences in turn?

National and Pennsylvania content standards in science education for each program are available on request. Additional tour topics may be available on request, including tours of temporary exhibitions in the Clifford C. Hach Gallery. Please contact us to discuss these topics in more detail.

Complete the form below to reserve your school tour.

If you have any questions, or if you have difficulty covering the school-group fees, please contact us at 215.873.8288 or

School Details
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School Tour Information
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Please Note: We cannot accommodate more than 20 individuals at a time.
Please Note: We require at least one chaperone for every 10 students.
Please Note: School tours are available Tuesday–Friday from 10:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. We will do our best to schedule your tour as close to your desired date and time as possible, subject to availability.
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