First Friday: Science and Survival

Museum Programs & Activities
Friday, November 4, 2022
5:00 p.m.–7:00 p.m.
Science History Institute
315 Chestnut Street
Philadelphia, PA 19106
United States

Join us for the opening of our outdoor exhibition, Science and Survival, featuring a talk by curator Jocelyn McDaniel at 6pm.


Max and Lydia Bredig with friends 1940s

Max and Lydia Bredig with Marianne and Viktor Homburger in Colorado, ca. 1943.

Science History Institute

Some Holocaust stories may never be known. Trauma and loss prevent many from ever being told. The Papers of Georg and Max Bredig, some of which will be on display at the event, help give voice to these silent memories.

Drawn from the collection of correspondence from the father and son chemists who were of Jewish descent, Science and Survival reveals the Bredig family’s struggle to survive the horrors of the Nazi regime.

At this month’s First Friday, you’ll have a chance to

  • Write your own postcard using images from the Bredig collection
  • Try a scavenger hunt on the theme of unknown figures in science
  • Explore unique objects and stories from our museum and library collections


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.