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Science History Institute

Map315 Chestnut St.
Philadelphia, PA 19106
  • Science Museums


While the Institute says the main audience for its museum is ‘scientifically curious adults,’ older kids just as curious -- and serious -- about their studies can appreciate the Institute’s main display on the history of chemistry. Just remind your child to look, not touch, except for the interactive, touch-screen Periodic Table show. Some elements of Interest: Antique chemistry sets, Jell-O recipes & a traveling exhibit on the molecular movement of plants. The First Friday program of each month offers projects & demonstrations.

Additional Information:

E-mail Address:
County: PA - Philadelphia
For SpecialKids: Wheelchair Accessible
Free Admission?: Free
Ages: Elementary School Age
Middle School & Teens
Offers Field Trips?: yes
Grades for Field Trips: 9
Parties: no
Free/Discounted Museum Days: Blue Star Museums

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