First Fridays

First Friday

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

First Friday: Game Night

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.

First Friday: Suited for Space

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.

First Friday: Can It!

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. 

First Friday: Space Food

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.


The Museum at CHF

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