First Friday: Spooky Science

Museum Programs & Activities
Friday, October 7, 2022
5:00 p.m.–7:00 p.m. EDT (UTC -4)
Science History Institute
315 Chestnut Street
Philadelphia, PA 19106
United States

Join us on the First Friday of every month for an evening of fun activities, special talks and tours, and a chance to explore unique objects and stories from our museum and library collections.


engraving depicting a graphic scene 1802

Hudibras Beats Sidrophel and His Man Whacum, engraving depicting a graphic scene from the 17th-century mock-heroic narrative poem Hudibras, 1802

Science History Institute

Thrills, chills, and alchemical mysteries await you at this month’s First Friday!

See rare books from our special collections and explore the science behind mummies, witches, vampires, and much more.

Design your own tarot card using our digital collections, learn about the secret symbols of alchemy, play games, and go on a scavenger hunt. But only if you dare!

About First Fridays

Spark your curiosity while exploring the exhibits after hours! First Fridays bring together a myriad of activities covering everyday science, historical oddities, and everything in between. Grab your friends, and kick off an evening of discovery, surprise, and a little nerdy fun.

First Fridays at the Institute are always free and open to the public. Attendees will receive a 10% discount to National Mechanics restaurant.