The Museum at CHF
Have you ever wondered how plastics are made or where crayons get their colors? Do you want to find out how the DNA code was cracked or how we can measure oxygen on Mars? Explore with us at the Museum at CHF!
Chemistry is all around us: not just in the laboratory, but in the water we drink, the air we breathe, and the earth beneath our feet. Unlocking these secrets of nature—the hows and whys of chemical change—has preoccupied curious men and women for centuries. Our exhibits profile the amazing successes, astonishing failures, and strange surprises behind the discoveries that changed our world.
Journey through the weird and wonderful world of matter and materials, and discover the chemistry in your life! Plan your visit.
The Museum at CHF features permanent and changing exhibitions that explore the fascinating history of chemistry and the role science plays in the modern world.
The Museum at CHF is free and open to the public. Find the information you need to plan a visit, from dropping by for a First Friday event to scheduling a group tour.
Let CHF’s experienced guides take your class or group through the exhibitions.
CHF’s integrated museum and conference center was a ten-year project that involved the renovation of Philadelphia's historic 1865 First National Bank building.
CHF gratefully acknowledges the generous donors who made the museum and exhibition space possible.
Find contact information and get to know the staff of the Museum at CHF.