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…
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.
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…
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…
“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
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.