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.

Latest News

Check out the new FirstHand video!

Our friends at Cohere did some amazing work for our new video. It’s narrated by our students and features original music by Adam, our multi-talented Program…

Lab Coat Confidential: Where Coding Meets Art

Fall programs have flown past the halfway mark, meaning that many of our classes have already met with scientist mentors from a range of Science…

Lab Coat Confidential: Deep Diving into STEAM with Melissa, Our New Team Member

It’s been an exciting month at FirstHand.  Temperatures are dropping, fall programs have kicked off, and we just picked up a big award. And…we have…