If there’s one stereotype chemists have been fighting since Boyle’s Law, it’s that they love to party.
OK, maybe not really. But that’s not stopping Philadelphia’s Chemical Heritage Foundation from getting in on the First Friday action around the city. The foundation (315 Chestnut St.) is staying open until 8 p.m. on Friday, July 3rd and hosting “Manual Science,” where visitors will learn how to create electric batteries using household items. It’s a very “Ben Franklin” thing to do, making it all the more fitting for a First Friday in Philadelphia so close to the 4th of July.
The foundations two permanent exhibits will also be open to the public. See the fascinating and often unpredictable ways chemistry has shaped our world in the exhibition, Making Modernity. Or check out sLowlife, an exhibit of time-lapse photography that shows various plants reacting to their environments as they develop and grow. In true First Friday fashion, all of these exhibits and presentations are free to the public.
Who says First Friday has to be limited to art galleries?
Chemical Heritage Foundation
315 Chestnut St, Philadelphia, PA