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Museum Programs & Activities

Masks are required for all museum visitors.
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The museum will be closed on Friday, August 26 for a private event.


The Science History Institute’s museum hosts a variety of fun, interactive programs and activities designed for science lovers of all ages.

Take an up-close look at unique items in our handling collection, “drop in” for a tour that explores environmental activism, enjoy a themed story time, meet our librarians and rare book curators, or join us after hours for some First Friday festivities.

You can also try our Gallery Games featuring self-guided scavenger hunts, puzzles, and activity sheets that are available every day at our gallery activity table. Go solo or play as a team to learn fun and surprising facts about the history of science.

Upcoming Events
Aug
20

Dive into a day of family-friendly, water-related activities that includes storytime and exploration of our exhibitions.

Aug
27

Drop in for a tour highlighting the central role of women in shaping chemistry and the material sciences throughout history.

Sep
02

We’re putting the “fun” in education! Join us and explore science learning through the decades.

Sep
10

This “drop-in” tour explores the importance of water and the histories of pollution and protection that have changed our relationship to this vital substance.

Sep
17

Dive into a day of family-friendly, water-related activities that includes storytime and exploration of our exhibitions.

Sep
24

From Rachel Carson to ACT UP, explore how scientists and activists have shaped discovery and created change.

Oct
01

This “drop-in” tour explores the importance of water and the histories of pollution and protection that have changed our relationship to this vital substance.

Oct
07

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

Oct
15

Dive into a day of family-friendly, water-related activities that includes storytime and exploration of our exhibitions.

Oct
22

Drop in for a tour highlighting the central role of women in shaping chemistry and the material sciences throughout history.

Nov
19

Dive into a day of family-friendly, water-related activities that includes storytime and exploration of our exhibitions.

Dec
17

Dive into a day of family-friendly, water-related activities that includes storytime and exploration of our exhibitions.