Women in Chemistry Tour

Science History Institute

Saturday, December 10, 2022 2:00 pm EST

Science History Institute
315 Chestnut Street
Philadelphia, PA 19106
United States

Join our museum’s Gallery Guides for a “drop-in” tour highlighting the central role of women in shaping chemistry and the material sciences throughout history.
Our Women in Chemistry Tour profiles women chemists from antiquity to the present, sharing stories of innovation, resistance, and change.
On this tour you can expect to:

  • learn about the legendary founding women of alchemy
  • explore the connections between domesticity and distillation
  • see how wartime changed the laboratory

You’ll also get to know pioneering chemists and chemistry educators, from the 17th-century French alchemist Marie Meurdrac to Mary Maynard Daly, the first Black woman in America to receive a PhD in chemistry.
Drop-in tours take place twice a month on Saturdays. Admission is free and no reservations are necessary.