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Museum at the Chemical Heritage Foundation

Exploring the impact of science and technology

Chemical Heritage Foundation

The Chemical Heritage Foundation in Old City. Credit: Chemical Heritage Foundation


The Museum at the Chemical Heritage Foundation explores the history of science and technology and the crucial roles they play in modern life.

Many of the foundations of civilization—from food to medicine to building materials—were created by people who gained an understanding of how to manipulate matter.

The Chemical Heritage Foundation (CHF) preserves the history and heritage of alchemists, chemists, molecular scientists and related innovators who have sought to expand humankind’s understanding of matter ranging from the atomic to the galactic.

The museum’s permanent exhibition, Making Modernity, uses items from the CHF’s world-class collections to show how chemistry influenced our daily lives. Visitors can explore rare books, scientific instruments and fine art to gain a new perspective on the everyday objects that surround us all.

The museum also hosts various temporary and rotating exhibitions. Discover current exhibitions on display by clicking the button below.

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Insider Tip

Be sure to check out vintage films on display on the museum’s impressive, 20-foot-tall periodic table video column.

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Admission to the museum at the Chemical Heritage Foundation is free.

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