Science and Wellness

1901 Vine Street, Room 202
Philadelphia, PA 19103
Open today 10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Sunday Closed
Monday 9:00 a.m. – 8:00 p.m.
Tuesday 9:00 a.m. – 8:00 p.m.
Wednesday 9:00 a.m. – 8:00 p.m.
Thursday 9:00 a.m. – 8:00 p.m.
Friday 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Saturday 10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Upcoming Closures

  • Mon., Sep. 2 : Closed Labor Day
  • Mon., Oct. 14 : Closed Indigenous Peoples' Day
  • Mon., Nov. 11 : Closed Veterans Day
  • Thu., Nov. 28 : Closed Thanksgiving Day
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Upcoming Events

Sew What?! Afternoon Sewcial-Needle Crafts

Wed, July 17, 2024 2:00 P.M.

Sew What?! Is a clever and creative get together for crafters who do crochet, knitting, sewing, embroidery, quilting, felting, and more.  Want to share what you're making with other…

Sew What?! Evening Sewcial-Needle Crafts

Thu, July 18, 2024 5:00 P.M.

Sew What?! Is a clever and creative get together for crafters who do crochet, knitting, sewing, embroidery, quilting, felting, and more.  Want to share what you're making with other…

Chair Yoga

Fri, July 19, 2024 1:00 P.M.

Join us for a 1-hour gentle yoga practice that uses a chair for seating and balance. Taught by Janet McAllister Faulls, a registered yoga teacher with over 13 years of experience in…

Financial Help and Credit Repair Chat

Mon, July 22, 2024 2:00 P.M.

Join Sherry Hoban, Executive Director of the Consumer Bankruptcy Assistance Project (CBAP), for one-on-one financial help. Topics range from debt management to accessing annual credit reports.…

The collection in the Science & Wellness Department (S&W) covers a diverse group of subjects including medical, health, and parenting materials.

The mechanically minded searching for appropriate "how-to" guides can also find assistance in this department, as well as works on engineering, the sciences, computers, and technology.

S&W also offers a large cookbook collection dedicated to the late Julie Dannenbaum.

We are home to a Free Seed Library that distributes vegetable, fruit, herb, and flower seeds to promote health and gardening.

You can also find material about personal finance, consumer information, and pets. Come say hi to our resident fish Cyan Whale-Ness in his Aquaponics home where you can learn about Eco-Systems.