Chemical Heritage Foundation

Science in the City

Chemical Heritage Foundation

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19104, United States

Created By: Elizabeth Morris

Point of Interest Details

What is it?

The Chemical Heritage Foundation is a museum, library, archive, and a center for scholars. They focus on chemistry and it's history.

Where is it?

315 Chestnut Street
Philadelphia, PA 19106

Does it cost to tour?

The museum at the Chemical Heritage Foundation is free and open to the public. Free guided tours are also available, for more info check out:

When is it open?

Tuesday–Saturday: 10:00 a.m.–5:00 p.m.
First Friday of the month (March through December): 10:00 a.m.–8:00 p.m.

for information on holiday closures:

What's on display?

Items related to the study of science, specifically chemistry.

What is the historic and scientific significance of the Chemical Heritage Foundation?

The CHF started as a way for scholars and the general public alike to learn about how science and industry impact our lives. They collect, preserve, and exhibit historical artifacts; engage communities of scientists and engineers; and tell the stories of the people behind breakthroughs and innovations. (from

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