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Chemical Heritage Foundation, Philadelphia

(4.3/5 based on 55+ reviews on the web)
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  • I had no idea what a treasure this place is! I decided to visit after I saw info at the visitor's center about a special exhibit on "the science of stretch". That exhibit is excellent, but the entire ...  more »
  • Beautifully designed displays of interest to both the chemist and a non-chemist in our group. Focuses on the many, many benefits of chemistry to our lives, but does not sugarcoat some of its shortcomi...  more »
  • In a short amount of time, I learned SO MUCH about stretch and compression fabrics. The displays are well-lit. The glass doors and windows set off the exhibitions. For a suggested donation of $5.00, t...  more »
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  • As a chemistry major, I found this exciting. Additionally as someone interested in textiles and dyes there was a lot of information that informed that interest too. I would highly recommend it. It is small and a bit simplified, but still exciting. Additionally, a few historically important instruments are here, which were pretty amazing to see.
  • The exhibits in the museum were detailed and well explained. The whole building has a modern feel to it. Was there for a conference session and the rooms were comfortable and well equipped. The only issue we had was that the wireless wasn't ready for the amount of traffic our group produced.
  • First off, it's free. You can't beat that. So this is, by far, my favorite museum of science. The place is laid out by category, not chronologically. Every section is incredibly detailed and has a lot of displays. It's hands off, but nothing is behind glass. It's all available to look at and walk around. They have an incredible periodic table touch screen display where you can learn more about each element. They also have special exhibits that change every so often. It's a great place to visit that I recommend highly, especially if you want something interesting to do for 2-3 hours. The staff is also very friendly and knowledgeable.
  • Ok, so you really need to be a nerd to like this sort of place but that's my thing. They have a small museum of chemistry with interesting exhibits throughout the history of chemistry. It doesn't take long, so it's a nice place to stop if you have an hour to spare.
  • Good information, great learning experience for all.