Public Events
Saturday, September 10, 2022
10:00 a.m.–5:00 p.m. EDT (UTC -4)
315 Chestnut Street
Philadelphia, PA 19106
United States


Downstream exhibition museum view

View of our Downstream exhibition.

Science History Institute/Emma Gothelf

All new and returning Philadelphia-area college students are invited to visit the Science History Institute’s museum during CollegeFest, Campus Philly’s annual city-wide, weekend-long, “Welcome to Philadelphia!” celebration featuring free experiences, fun activities, contests, entertainment, giveaways, and more.

The Institute joins more than 25 of the City of Brotherly Love’s most iconic cultural organizations and attractions offering free admission exclusively to college students. Your official ticket also includes free SEPTA rides right to our front door in Old City.

Students can explore more than 200 years of water analysis and protection with our award-winning Downstream exhibition, learn about dairy science with our Making Milk ExhibitLab, and discover the connections between rare earth elements and glass art with Enabling Transparency. And don’t miss our permanent exhibition, which will take you on a journey through more than five centuries of scientific inquiry into the material world.

CollegeFest is organized by Campus Philly. Registration is required.