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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
Upcoming First Friday Events
March 4, 2016
Explore the history of sound production through a live radio play by Ray Bradbury, complete with period-costumed actors and sound effects.
April 1, 2016
Prepare to be dazzled by “academic feats of strength” as our research fellows present fascinating research under challenging circumstances of their choosing.
May 6, 2016
See science, technology, and culture change through the decades with vintage advertisements from our archives.
June 3, 2016
Before vitamins and dietary supplements entered the mainstream, scientists and consumers in search of medicinal enhancements looked to an unlikely source: the human body.
August 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!
Information on past events can be found on the pages listed below.
Starting with a hands-on exploration of alchemical book production, CHF looks forward to an exciting new season of monthly First Friday events.
From the fascinating story of Greensgrow Farms to space suit technology to the opening of our Books of Secrets exhibit, there was a First Friday for everyone in 2014.
Beginning with the scrumptious fermentation science of “Smoke, Salt, and Citrus,” CHF had an exciting season of monthly First Friday events in 2013.
In 2012 our First Friday visitors learned the history and science of candy making, herbology, tea, beer, and more.
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.
CHF’s First Friday topics in 2010 included the science of Jell-O, the chemistry of glassmaking, and the discovery of bacteria.
From molecular origami to carnivorous plant feeding, CHF’s 2009 First Friday events invited visitors to explore science through art and observation.