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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Black and white engraving of a man grafting a tree in front of a farmhouse

Forests of the Future

Modern agricultural practices are unsustainable. Is tree farming the answer?

Toy fingerprinter game

Whodunit? A Forensic Science Mystery

Finding clues, testing evidence, uncovering secrets—it’s all part of the game at October’s mystery-themed First Friday!

Friday, October 6, 2023 | 5pm-7pm

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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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