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Plan Your Trip

Our museum is now open Thursday–Saturday, 10:00 a.m.–5:00 p.m.

Visit our newly refreshed permanent galleries featuring new objects, stories, and discoveries.


Our museum is free and open to the public. Find the information you need to plan a visit, from viewing our exhibitions to directions and parking.

Address

315 Chestnut Street
Philadelphia, PA 19106
Tel: 215.873.8288
Email: museum@sciencehistory.org

Museum Hours

Thursday–Saturday: 10:00 a.m.–5:00 p.m.

Admission

Admission to our museum is free.

Group and School Tours

The Institute is not offering group or school tours at this time. Please email tours@sciencehistory.org if you have questions about future tour scheduling.

Viewing Exhibitions

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.

Wheelchair Accessibility

The Institute’s exhibitions are completely accessible by wheelchair.

Holidays

The museum will be closed on the following holidays:

  • New Year’s Eve and New Year’s Day
  • Martin Luther King Jr. Day
  • Presidents’ Day
  • Memorial Day weekend (Saturday through Monday)
  • Independence Day
  • Labor Day
  • Thanksgiving weekend (Thursday through Monday)
  • Christmas Eve and Christmas Day