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Plan Your Trip

Our museum is scheduled to reopen on July 1.

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
Tel: 215.873.8288

Museum Hours

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


Admission to our museum is free.

Group and School Tours

The Institute has experienced guides to take your group through the exhibitions. Subject to availability, school tours are available and run approximately two hours. Group tours, for groups of 8 to 30 people, are available and run approximately one hour. Reservations must be made in advance for all group or student tours.

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.


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