Join us in our museum EVERY SATURDAY for a family-friendly program that highlights the many strange and surprising stories from the history of science!

Our fun, interactive activities are designed for science lovers of all ages. Take an up-close look at interesting items in our handling collection. Stop by our Object Explorer touch table to learn about the science behind everyday items like ice cube trays and LED light bulbs. Chat with our experienced Gallery Guides to find out more about the people responsible for the science embedded in our daily lives.

During your visit, you can also check out our themed “drop-in” tours at 11:30am and 2pm.

Stories of Science takes place weekly on Saturdays. Admission is free and reservations are not required.

More events

diabetes medicine
February 22, 2024
Joseph Priestley Society

The GLP-1 Revolution: From Diabetes and Obesity to Alzheimer’s and PCOS

This ACS Webinar will examine possible uses of GLP-1 agonists including PCOS, Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s addiction, liver disease, and even some types of cancer.

woman in apron dyeing cloth in a basin
February 24, 2024
Free

Dyes & Textiles Tour

This “drop-in” tour highlights the science of natural dyes and textiles, the technology behind synthetic clothing, and the impact of fashion on human health and the environment.

Collage illustration showing clip of Systema Naturae by Carl Linnaeus, botanical illustration, crop of a cave.
February 27, 2024
Classes & Workshops

How Science Invented the Myth of Race: Origin Stories

In the first session of this five-part Roundtable course, we trace the origins of race science to the Enlightenment in Europe.

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