Condé Nast Traveler: 15 Best Museums in Philadelphia
The Franklin Institute might be Philadelphia’s best-known science museum, but the Science History Institute (formerly the Chemical Heritage Foundation) is an insider-favorite. The museum, which pays homage to the actual practice of science and its life-changing discoveries, is located right in the heart of Old City, on the ground floor of the Institute’s contemporary glass building. Despite its small size, it completely delivers with a fascinating collection of items, all of which serve to elucidate the mysteries of everyday life—how crayons get their colors, or how plastics are made.
Photo by J. Fusco for Visit Philadelphia.