Discover the stories behind the science!
Visit our free museum and take a journey through the weird and wonderful world of matter and materials. You can also book a group tour or school visit with our experienced Gallery Guides; explore our digital exhibitions on Google Arts & Culture; or attend one of our many free programs, events, and conferences.
Hours & Admission
Our museum is free and open to the public Wednesday through Saturday, 10am to 5pm.
Our exhibitions explore the diverse and surprising histories behind the science that shapes our world.
The Science History Institute produces a wide range of virtual and in-person events that are free and open to the public.
Conferences & Symposia
We host a variety of conferences throughout the year, as well as smaller workshops and symposia.
Group & School Tours
Reserve a guided gallery tour or virtual visit for your group or class.
Schedule a Library Visit
The Othmer Library is open to researchers by appointment Monday–Friday, 10am–4pm.
Find out how to get to the Science History Institute by car or public transportation.
We are committed to ensuring that everyone can experience our collections, research, and facilities.
Masks are preferred for all museum visitors.