Science History Institute

This year's eCOA Forum will take place at the Science History Institute in Philadelphia, PA.


The Science History Institute is a multifaceted nonprofit organization. Our rapidly expanding collections and archives preserve scientific and technological artifacts of historic importance. The Institute’s museum and Othmer Library make these works readily available to the scientifically curious public and scientists alike.

Distillations media—our magazine, blog, podcast, and videos—tell compelling stories at the heart of science and society. Meanwhile, our Institute for Research and Beckman Center for the History of Chemistry offer exceptional opportunities for academic scholarship. And our conference center is an elegant venue for creating unforgettable occasions.

Headquartered in the heart of Philadelphia’s historic Old City neighborhood, the Institute is dedicated to making our scientific past present.

For more information on the venue visit

Science History Institute
315 Chestnut Street
Philadelphia, PA 19106-2702

Things to Do in Philly

New to Philly and extending your stay? Here are some great activities the city has to offer courtesy of Visit Philadelphia.



1. Snap a photo in front of the Liberty BellThe internationally known symbol of freedom.
The Liberty Bell Center, N. 6th & Market streets


2. Pose with the Rocky Statue & run up the “Rocky Steps.” One of the most famous running routes, ending with cityscape views.
Rocky Statue and Rocky Steps, 2600 Benjamin Franklin Parkway


3. Enjoy an authentic Philly cheesesteakYou have to eat one on your first visit to Philadelphia
Various locations including Pat’s King of Steaks and Geno’s Steaks, 9th Street and Passyunk Avenue


4. Tour Independence Hall, the birthplace of the United States. Birthplace of both the Declaration of Independence and the U.S. Constitution
Independence Hall, 520 Chestnut Street


5. Chow down on food from dozens of vendors at Reading Terminal Market. America’s oldest farmers’ market and current foodie paradise
Reading Terminal Market, 12th and Arch streets


6. Visit the awesome museums on the Benjamin Franklin Parkway. America’s most artistic mile
Various locations including the Philadelphia Museum of Art, 2600 Benjamin Franklin Parkway


7. Take in the epic view of City Hall from South Broad Street. The largest municipal building in the country
View of City Hall from South Broad Street, South Broad and Locust streets


8. Explore the South 9th Street Italian Market. A South Philadelphia mainstay and produce haven since the 19th century
South 9th Street Italian Market, 919 S. 9th Street


9. Admire the quiet beauty of Boathouse Row on the Schuylkill River.19th-century boathouses lining the Schuylkill River near the Philadelphia Museum of Art
Boathouse Row, 1 Boathouse Row


10. Visit the famous LOVE sculpture.The Robert Indiana sculpture sits in John F. Kennedy Plaza, northwest of City Hall
LOVE sculpture, 1515 John F. Kennedy Boulevard