Opening doors for the minds of tomorrow

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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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Institute for Teachers- NOW OPEN!

The First Hand Teacher Institute is a three day professional development located at the University City Science Center. Teachers will explore the integration of classroom…

Lab Coat Confidential: Hands-on science & homemade card catalogs

Meet Ms. Brigaman, the school counselor at Chester A. Arthur School.  Accompanied by a group of inquisitive middle school girls, Ms. Brigaman spent 10 weeks…

Science Center Pilots Program for Young Culinary Innovators and Institute for Educators

PHILADELPHIA–(June 29, 2016) – Curious minds in Philadelphia won’t need to take the summer off, thanks to a new lineup of summer STEM education programs…