The Science History Institute offers a vast array of online resources and activities for educators, students, science professionals, scholars, researchers, and the scientifically curious.
Our articles, podcasts, and videos uncover hidden stories and seek new perspectives on science and technology.
Explore our digital exhibitions and immerse yourself in stories of discovery, challenge, and change.
From Lavoisier to Carver, Curie to Crick, meet the people behind some of science’s most important milestones.
Our current exhibition explores more than 200 years of water analysis and protection in the United States.
Students debate the positive and negative viewpoints of important environmental issues.
Our latest outdoor exhibition features a series of anti-pollution posters created in 1951 by the Pennsylvania Sanitary Water Board.
Search more than 12,500 of our digitized items, including artifacts, photographs, advertisements, letters, rare books, and more.
This fun and engaging video series features hands-on scientific activities and baking tutorials that you and your family can try at home.
Watch this documentary about the remarkable life and legacy of chemist, inventor, entrepreneur, and philanthropist Arnold Beckman.
Join the Science History Institute as we examine the rare earth elements and their impact on society.
The Science History Institute is proud to celebrate the many contributions of women in science.
Dive into a day of family-friendly, water-related activities that includes storytime and exploration of our exhibitions.
Drop in for a tour highlighting the central role of women in shaping chemistry and the material sciences throughout history.