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Museum Programs & Activities

Masks are preferred for all museum visitors.
For more information, please visit our COVID-19 Information page.

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, 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

Join us for the launch of our podcast and magazine project examining the historical roots and persistent legacies of racism.


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.


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