Our museum is currently closed to the public.
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.
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, for groups of 8 to 30 people, 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.
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:
- 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