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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Lab Coat Confidential: David talks Taste Test, Soccer and Space

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…

Science Center a Finalist in US2020 STEM Mentorship Awards

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…

Former FirstHand Student on Science

We were so happy to find an essay on Newsworks authored by a former FirstHand participant, Calvin Bell. It’s a great example of the power of…