Join us in our museum for family-friendly programming as part of Wawa Welcome America’s 4th of July Free Museum Days! We’ll be highlighting the many strange and surprising stories from the history of science in the summertime.

From vintage bathing suits to the science behind sunscreen, 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.

Admission is free and reservations are not required.

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