Chemistry fairies, periodic-table poetry, and the science of cake were just some of the topics explored through CHF’s First Friday events in 2011.
The artists of Elemental Matters: Artists Imagine Chemistry were on hand for the opening of this exhibit.
Richard Aldorasi, of the Philadelphia Handmade Paper Company, showed visitors how to create their own sheets of linen and cotton-rag paper.
CHF explored the climate-change crisis from an aesthetic perspective through the work of artist Andrea Polli.
Visitors created their own periodic table prints with Jennifer Schmitt, curator of the Periodic Table Printmaking Project.
In honor of Philly Beer Week, CHF presented a special First Friday event honoring the history of both national and local craft brews.
CHF hosted an all-ages, Independence Day–themed science fair.
Chemist Tom Twardowski described the soapmaking process and led visitors in making their own bars to take home.
Poet Jena Osman read her periodic table–focused work in the Museum at CHF.
CHF celebrated the museum’s third birthday with a scientific history of baking, complete with a cupcake bar.
In honor of of the season, CHF presented a special November First Friday to celebrate fall’s iconic fruit: the apple.
In keeping with the magical spirit of the holidays CHF presented an original production based on these 19th-century texts, “Fairyland of Chemistry: A Victorian Science Performance.”