Our museum is free and open to the public. Find the information you need to plan a visit, from viewing our exhibitions to scheduling a group tour.
315 Chestnut Street
Philadelphia, PA 19106
Tuesday–Saturday: 10:00 a.m.–5:00 p.m.
Admission to our museum is free.
Private Group and School Tours
The Institute has experienced guides to take your group through the exhibitions. Subject to availability, school tours are available Tuesday through Friday from 10:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. and run approximately two hours; group tours are available Tuesday through Friday from 10:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. and run approximately one hour. Reservations must be made in advance for all group or student tours.
Public Guided Tours
Explore the highlights of our permanent collection and changing exhibitions on a drop-in tour with our experienced staff. Guided tours take place at 2:00 p.m. on the last Saturday of June, July, and August. Admission is free and no reservations are necessary.
Permanent and changing exhibitions can be viewed at any time during museum hours. Learn more about what’s currently on view.
Directions, Transportation, and Parking
Getting to the Science History Institute is easy by public transportation, taxi, train, or car, and there are several parking garages nearby.
The Institute’s exhibitions are completely accessible by wheelchair.
The museum will be closed on the following holidays: