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.

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vials of powder paint pigments
April 17, 2024
Programs, Lectures & Talks

AATCC Presents: An Evening of Color

The American Association of Textile Chemists and Colorists presents a vibrant night filled with insightful textile topics.

magazine ad depicting stockings in a variety of colors
April 18, 2024
Science and Society

Round and Round: Circularity in Fashion

Hear from Philadelphia’s leading fashion sustainability experts in this engaging panel talk on durable, reusable, and recyclable apparel.

Painting of William Henry Perkin
April 20, 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.

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