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Chemical Heritage Foundation, Philadelphia

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Chemical Heritage Foundation is located in Philadelphia. Use our Philadelphia tour planner to visit Chemical Heritage Foundation on your trip to Philadelphia, and learn what else travelers and our writers recommend seeing nearby.
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  • I first heard of this place while watching a show about museums on TV. I became even more fascinated when I realized I walked around this place various times without entering. I expected to spend abou...  more »
  • The chemical heritage foundation museum is a hidden gem in Philadelphia. The presentations, which lend to applied chemistry, are always first rate. We visited to see the latest exhibition, why things ...  more »
  • A science museum dedicated to the history, ideas and uses of chemistry, this is a nice antidote to the many historical sites nearby. For someone with no background or real education in science, there ...  more »
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  • Cool museum good know some history of chemistry and they got some amazing academic event that's dummy friendly
  • This is a must see after the historical areas. Even as an engineer I leared so many interesting tidbits.
  • 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.
  • 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.

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