CHF joins over 40 Old City Philadelphia museums, galleries, and shops in hosting an open house the first Friday evening of every month. In addition to extended gallery hours, each month’s event features guest speakers and hands-on activities that bring the exhibits to life.
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.
August 1, 2014
Our popular Game Night is back for a second run! Try your hand at ChemCrafter, our new chemistry-set app for the iPad.
September 5, 2014
Ever wonder what happens to a space suit once it returns to Earth? Join us for a talk with the curator and conservator of our newest exhibition, Suited for Space.
October 3, 2014
Just in time for the fall harvest, local canning guru Marisa McClellan joins us to demonstrate her favorite recipes for small-batch preserving.
November 7, 2014
There’s more to space food than astronaut ice cream! Join us as Jen and Gigi, our favorite kitchen-science duo, dish up the science behind every astronaut’s meal. Samples will be provided!
Information on past events can be found on the pages listed below.
Starting with the fascinating story of Greensgrow Farms as a part of “Unpaving Paradise,” CHF looks forward to an exciting new season of monthly First Friday events. See “Upcoming First Friday Events,”above, to learn more.
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.