vials of powder paint pigments

BOLD: Color from Test Tube to Textile

Our new exhibition takes visitors on a colorful journey through more than 150 years of synthetic dye-making.

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Hand drawn histology illustration of nerve cells

A Cold Day in Stockholm

At the dawn of a new age in neuroscience, the rivalry between Camillo Golgi and Santiago Ramón y Cajal reached an icy climax.

cachet of stamps depicting Alfred Nobel and winners

What’s Behind a Nobel Prize?

Learn how the Nobel Prize can be an entry point for more inclusive stories about the diversity of people who work in science.

Wednesday, October 4, 2023 | 6pm-7pm

illustration of a pigeon

A Pigeon, a Cow, and a Book Detective

Investigating the origins of two early-20th-century Italian “flap anatomy” books.

gif of chemist in a lab

We tell the stories behind the science.

The Science History Institute explores lesser-known and overlooked stories from the history of science and technology. We dive deep into the history of scientific successes and failures, with a focus on expanding knowledge and broadening our understanding of how science and society intersect.

Collect. Preserve. Interpret. Share.

Through research, storytelling, public programming, and educational outreach, we reveal how science is embedded in our daily lives.


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