First Friday: Plants, Potions, and Poisons

Science History Institute

Friday, March 3, 2023 5:00 pm EST

Science History Institute
315 Chestnut Street
Philadelphia, PA 19106
United States

This First Friday, take a peek at our upcoming digital exhibition about the Victorian obsession with “exotic” poisonous plants through the murder mysteries of Sherlock Holmes!
You’ll also have a chance to explore our library’s pop-up exhibition featuring ornately illustrated rare books about deadly plants, a nurse’s drug kit full of poisons, and a nearly 200-year-old original manuscript on how to use medicine to solve murder. Play a matching game to test your deductive skills and enjoy a mysterious night at the museum!
About First Fridays
Spark your curiosity while exploring the exhibits after hours! First Fridays bring together a myriad of activities covering everyday science, historical oddities, and everything in between. Grab your friends, and kick off an evening of discovery, surprise, and a little nerdy fun.
First Fridays at the Institute are always free and open to the public. Attendees will receive a 10% discount to National Mechanics restaurant.