The American Philosophical Society, founded by Benjamin Franklin in 1743, proudly bears the title of the nation's oldest learned society.  Our founders participated in the birth of American democracy. It pains us greatly that all these years later, our nation's promise has yet to be fulfilled.  We join all Americans of good will in deploring the senseless murder of George Floyd at the hands of the Minneapolis police. Over these past months the Society has hosted a number of virtual programs.  Even as we now resume our work with the offering of new programs, our attention remains focused on the senseless loss of innocent lives and our commitment to the difficult, necessary conversations and actions we must all take to begin to ensure that such tragedies end. Read more about virtual programming and resources that can be accessed remotely. Read more about the APS response to COVID-19.

APS at Home

Promote Useful Knowledge (and activities) at home for you, your family, and your friends.

This page brings activities and crafts from the APS into your homes and classrooms. From coloring sheets to at home experiments, the Education department will continue to update this page with fun and useful downloads for those of all ages. 

Be sure to also visit our Pinteres page (here) for easy access to these activities and others we enjoy. 

Activities will be added on a rolling basis. If you have any requests or questions, please email MuseumEducation@amphilsoc.org.