Meet David, a student at Sunrise of Philadelphia Summer Camp and a participant in FirstHand’s new summer program, Taste Test. David is a rising 7th…
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.
US2020 has announced the results of their second annual STEM Mentoring Awards. The Science Center was recognized as the top finalist in the Excellence in…
“I’m glad y'all made us wear lab coats because it made me feel like a scientist."
8th grader at KiPP West Philadelphia Preparatory
“Just coming here the first day, getting to see all the Science Center labs, it was cool. You feel like you're a part of it. You feel like you're doing something.”
8th grader at Alain Locke Elementary
“I’ve always liked science, but never had the chance to actually do any lab experiments.”
8th grader at KIPP West Philadelphia Preparatory, on why he was excited to participate in Polymer Play.
"When I put on a lab coat, I feel important because it makes me feel like I’m actually going to do something that might help somebody one day."
8th grader at KIPP West Philadelphia Preparatory
Inspire the next generation of innovators
FirstHand relies on the generous support of its donors to deliver innovative programing to curious minds throughout Philadelphia. Your tax-deductible gift helps spread the excitement of discovery.