CHF’s educational programming is designed for high-school and college students who are studying or have studied chemistry. Each school program has affiliated classroom activities, as well as an activity to complete during the museum visit.
National and Pennsylvania content standards in science education for each program are available on request. Additional tour topics may be available on request, including tours of temporary exhibits in the Clifford C. Hach Gallery. Please contact us to discuss these topics in more detail.
- Chemistry in the Public Eye
Chemistry and its connection to society is a theme that resonates throughout CHF’s museum. This program emphasizes how science is consumed by the general public, how chemistry is understood by the masses, and how these topics have changed throughout history. What are the ethical and political issues associated with this ever-changing discipline? How has society influenced the development of chemistry and the molecular sciences in turn?
- Books of Secrets
Alongside the flasks and fires in the alchemist’s laboratory lay another tool no less vital to alchemical practice: the written word. Alchemists used books and manuscripts to spread ideas, trials, techniques, and secrets. Learn about the importance of writing to alchemical pursuits through a tour of CHF’s Books of Secrets: Writing & Reading Alchemy exhibition and highlights of the permanent gallery. Tours are available through Thursday, September 3, 2015.
- Scheduling your tour
School tours are scheduled Tuesday–Thursday, 10:30 a.m.–4:00 p.m. Please allot approximately two hours for your program.
- Group size and chaperones
We can accommodate up to 35 students per visit and require a 1:10 chaperone-to-student ratio for all groups. Chaperones are expected to stay with the students at all times.
The cost of each museum education program is $2 per student. Fees may be submitted in the form of cash or check (payable to Chemical Heritage Foundation) on or before the date of your tour.
If you have any questions, or if you have difficulty covering the school-group fees, please contact us at 215.925.2222 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Reserve a school tour here.