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

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.

12 colorful illustrations from 1886 of various fats under a microscope.
April 20, 2024
For Families

Stories of Science

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

Collage illustration showing map of African Burial Ground in Manhattan, illustration of human skull, man wearing a mask, and a photograph of the MOVE bombing in West Philadelphia
April 23, 2024
Classes & Workshops

How Science Invented the Myth of Race: Return, Rebury, Repatriate

In the third session of this Roundtable course, we discuss the ethical treatment of human remains and how this practice, when done correctly, is imperative to our understanding of the past.

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