Help us tell the stories behind the science.
We’ve made it easier than ever to make a gift using our new quick form above! If you’d like to designate your gift to directly support a specific area like our magazine, library, or museum; make a gift in someone’s honor or memory; or become a Giving Circle member, please fill out this form.
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The Science History Institute is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization funded largely by philanthropic contributions from individuals, corporations, and foundations. Your support helps ensure the important stories of chemistry, chemical engineering, and the life sciences are captured, preserved, and shared.
Our Giving Circles
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Targeting your gift helps us draw visitors to our website, museum, and library.
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We recognize our legacy donors as members of the Othmer Legacy Society.
Your event support helps provide engaging educational content at no cost to the public.
Corporate & Foundation Support
Corporations and foundations can direct gifts to projects that align with their goals and values.
Our Giving Community
Our giving community connects like-minded people through programs, events, and opportunities.
Your support makes a difference
Your giving funds our museum, library, podcasts, magazine, programming, and other initiatives that explain the science we take for granted every day. You make free programs, exhibitions, and events available to scientifically curious audiences everywhere.
Our museum is free and open to the public Wednesday through Saturday, 10am to 5pm.
The Othmer Library houses more than 150,000 print volumes.
Our stories reveal science’s role in a complicated and often strange world.
Programs & Events
We offer a wide range of programs and events that are free and open to the public.
Our world-class, historic collections are the heart of our free museum and library.
Projects & Initiatives
We collect, preserve, interpret, and share the history of science through a diverse array of independent and grant-funded projects.
Questions about giving?
To make a gift by mail, please send your donation to
Science History Institute, PO Box 826451, Philadelphia, PA 19182-6451