First Fridays

First Friday

Spark your curiosity while exploring the exhibits after hours! First Fridays bring together a lively lineup of guest speakers and hands-on activities covering everyday science, historical oddities, and everything in between. Grab your friends, and kick off an evening of discovery, surprise, and a little nerdy fun.

First Fridays are free and open to the public; no registration required!

Check below for a full list of upcoming First Friday events at CHF. For more information, call 215.925.2222 or e-mail

Upcoming First Friday Events

Science at Play Story Fair

Story FairAugust 5, 2016
All year long we’ve gathered true stories of science discovery and mayhem from our Science at Play visitors. Watch as we bring the best and brightest stories to life!

Chiptunes: Obsolete Sounds in the Modern World

ChiptunesSeptember 2, 2016
Remember the familiar tones of dial-up modems? Join us for a nostalgic journey into the world of chiptunes music, which brings the sounds of vintage computers, video-game consoles, and arcade machines back to life through the tinkering of creative minds.

We Used to Have Fun

We Used to Have FunOctober 7, 2016
Get in on the debate about the decreased popularity of chemistry sets with a program that will have you exploring everything from Kircher’s wild conjectural cat piano to experiments you definitely can’t try at home.

Information on past events can be found on the pages listed below.

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