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Attractions - Museums

Science History Institute


Discover the science in your life. It doesn’t just begin in the laboratory, but in the water we drink, the air we breathe, and the earth beneath our feet. For centuries, curious men and women have worked to unlock and master the secrets of nature—the hows and whys of chemical change. Our exhibits, programs and collections tell the stories of the amazing successes, astonishing failures, and strange surprises behind the scientific discoveries that changed our world.

The Science History Institute is located at 315 Chestnut Street in the heart of Old City, Philadelphia's historic district. Open Tuesday - Saturday 10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.. Admission is FREE. Visit for more information. 

Distance from Independence Visitor Center: 0.23 miles
Distance from Sister Cities Visitor Center: 1.32 miles
Distance from Pennsylvania Convention Center: 0.74 miles


Facility Amenities

  • Accessible by Public Transit
  • Handicap Access
  • Non Smoking
  • Comp for Guides

Facility Information

  • Environmentally Friendly
  • Family Friendly
  • LGBT Friendly
  • Student Friendly

Group Information

  • Group Friendly

Venue Amenities

  • Guided Tours Available


Hours Tue

  • 10:00am-5:00pm

Hours Wed

  • 10:00am-5:00pm

Hours Thurs

  • 10:00am-5:00pm

Hours Fri

  • 10:00am-5:00pm

Hours Sat

  • 10:00am-5:00pm


Facility Amenities

  • Free Admission
  • Guided Tour Available

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