Opening doors for the minds of tomorrow

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Experiment. Design. Discover. Repeat.

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Discovery Fueled by Curiosity

Equal parts Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Math, FirstHand’s mission is to provide Philadelphia’s curious minds access to the knowledge and resources of the University City Science Center. By fueling discovery and exploration with interactive programming, we are opening the doors for the minds of tomorrow.

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Lab Coat Confidential: New Semester, New Teacher!

Welcome back to Lab Coat Confidential! October marks the first full month of the new school year here at the FirstHand lab. For this month’s…

Project Inquiry Application

If you are a student at one of our partner schools and wish to participate in Project Inquiry, click here for the application! If the link…

Science Center Pilots Program Aimed at Engaging High School Students with STEM

PHILADELPHIA–(September 16, 2016) – FirstHand is going to high school! Beginning this October, FirstHand, the University City Science Center’s youth engagement program, will pilot Project…