Opening doors for the minds of tomorrow

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Experiment. Design. Discover. Repeat.

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A Place for Lab Coat Moments

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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: A Report from the Teachers Institute

Last August, FirstHand piloted the Teachers Institute, an intensive professional development program for 15 middle school teachers from six schools around the Philadelphia School District….

Lab Coat Confidential: #MentoringMonth with Olamide Sanuth

Happy National Mentoring Month! FirstHand is grateful to the many scientists, researchers and entrepreneurs that dedicate their time and expertise to work with our students….

Lab Coat Confidential: An Artist’s View on Project Inquiry 

As FirstHand’s semester programs are finishing up and students get ready for a much-deserved winter break, Project Inquiry is continuing to run full steam ahead…