Science History Institute

Science History Institute

Event Types Welcomed

  • Adult Social Events
  • Corporate Social Events
  • Expo/Competitions
  • Professional Meeting / Training / Conference / Retreats
  • Wedding Receptions

About

Our Conference Center occupies the 1865 First National Bank Building in the heart of historic Old City Philadelphia.  With over 8,000 square feet of flexible rooms and spaces to rent, our venue is an ideal location for meetings, conferences and special events.  Our experienced event planners and audiovisual team will work with you to plan your in-person and hybrid events using state-of-the-art technology.

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Meeting & Event Spaces

  • Max Capacity: 300 guests
  • Largest Classroom Style: 88
  • Largest Theatre Style: 268
  • Largest Auditorium Seating: 268
  • Largest Seated Reception: 210
  • Largest Standing Reception: 300

Featured Amenities

  • A/V Equipment
  • Accessible Facilities
  • Air Conditioning Air Conditioning
  • Bus - Shuttle, Public Bus Access Bus
  • Chairs
  • Eco-Friendly
  • Flexible Floor Plan
  • In-House Catering
  • Lactation Station
  • Linens
  • Near Public Transit
  • Near Water
  • Scenic Views
  • Stage
  • Tables
  • Taxi
  • Train
  • WiFi

Venue Location + Transportation

Address

 
315 Chestnut Street,
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19106

Transportation

  • SubwaySubway
  • TrainTrain
  • UberUber

Nearby Airport

  • Philadelphia International Airport - 15 minutes

Nearby International Airport

  • Philadelphia International Airport - 15 minutes

Parking

  • Onsite Parking: No
  • Car Charging Stations: No

Things to Know

Catering

  • Must Use In-house Catering: Yes
  • External Catering Allowed: Yes
  • Can Bring in Own Food: no
  • Cultural Catering Available: Yes
  • Food and Beverage Onsite: Yes
  • Do you offer tables, chairs, and linens?: Yes

Technology

  • Guest Wi-Fi: Free
  • Onsite Tech Support: Yes
  • Wi-Fi in meeting space: Yes
  • Equipment Available On-Site:
    • LCD Projectors
    • Projector Screen
    • Laptops
    • Microphones
    • Sound System

Venue Policies

  • Alcohol Consumption: Yes
  • Smoking Permitted: no
  • Cannabis Industry-Friendly: Yes
  • Cannabis Consumption: No
  • Eco Friendly: Yes
  • ADA Accessible: Yes
  • Family Friendly: Yes
  • Pet Friendly: No

Technology