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BOLD: Color from Test Tube to Textile

Take a colorful journey through more than 150 years of synthetic dye-making.

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Here Be Dragons

Celebrate the Year of the Dragon with some of the legendary creatures in our collections.

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First Friday: March Mad-Scientist-Ness

Join us for an unforgettable evening where science fiction meets March Madness!

Friday, March 1, 2024 | 5pm–7pm

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Rings of Fire

Arsenic cycles through racism and empire in the Americas.

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We tell the stories behind the science.

The Science History Institute explores lesser-known and overlooked stories from the history of science and technology. We dive deep into the history of scientific successes and failures, with a focus on expanding knowledge and broadening our understanding of how science and society intersect.

Collect. Preserve. Interpret. Share.

Through research, storytelling, public programming, and educational outreach, we reveal how science is embedded in our daily lives.


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