Exciting opportunities, exceptional people, and an extraordinary environment.
Our diverse staff and scholars come from around the world. Together, we collect, preserve, and exhibit historical artifacts; engage communities of scientists and engineers; and tell the stories of the people behind breakthroughs and innovations. Through our exhibitions, public programs, and conferences and symposia, we foster a dialogue about science and technology in society.
The Science History Institute is located in the heart of beautiful and historic Old City and Independence National Historical Park in Philadelphia. Our beautiful facilities include a public museum, a research library, archival storage, research and preservation facilities, and a conference center.
Our staff and scholars enjoy a great working environment and rich opportunities to learn, engage, and make a difference. Learn more about life at the Institute and available fellowships and professional opportunities!
The Science History Institute collects and shares the history of science. We engage local and international communities of the scientifically curious.
Our articles, podcasts, and videos uncover hidden stories and seek new perspectives on science and technology.
Search more than 13,000 of our digitized items, including rare books, photographs, scientific instruments, advertisements, letters, and more.
Access more than 140,000 print volumes, rare books and manuscripts, archival materials, and historical photographs.