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This exhibition presents highlights from Carnegie Museum of Art’s significant collection of iconic Japanese woodblock prints (ukiyo-e) in an entirely new way, uniting them with Carnegie Museum of Natural History’s holdings of exquisite Japanese carved ivories (okimono). These collections were formed in the early years of the 20th century, motivated by European and North American acceptance of Japan as an emerging modern power, and the aesthetic appeal of Japanese art to artists and c... More Details
This exhibition provides a beautiful and fascinating look at the diversity of ceramics made in ancient Persia (what is now present-day Iraq, Iran, and Afghanistan). Produced for both the luxury and middle-class markets, these vessels, bowls, pitchers, and bottles reflect numerous cultural and artistic influences and an aesthetic sensibility that seems startling modern. From 10th-century splashware, buffware and slip-painted ware to lusterware and 14th-century fritware, the objects illustrate the... More Details
Whatever happened to Abigail Williams? It's 1702, a decade after The Crucible's infamous seductress danced with the devil in Salem. Now, the devil returns for a visit, the blood on the gallows is dry, and Abigail hides behind a changed name in a new town. Imagining the destiny of the immortal stage villain who cried "Witch!," this suspenseful drama reveals the accuser's unforeseen fate.
Board the Birdwell Island ferry and journey to the world of Clifford™, America’s beloved big red dog with a heart to match. Join his owner Emily Elizabeth™ and Clifford’s canine friends Cleo, T-Bone and Mac for lots of “paws-on” adventures. www.pittsburghkids.org
This survey exhibition celebrates 102 years of exceptional art by members of the Associated Artists of Pittsburgh (AAP), the largest visual arts organization in the Pittsburgh region, and one of the oldest and largest in the nation. Founded in 1910 to foster a love of fine arts, the AAP enhances the region’s cultural vitality and promotes visual arts excellence by showcasing artists’ work through contemporary exhibitions, providing community-based education programs, and facilitating... More Details
Have a party full of discovery, learning and play at the Children’s Museum! Every party includes free play time in the Museum’s many exhibits. Best of all, we make the party “worry free” by handling all the preparations and planning. Birthday parties at the Children’s Museum are two hours of fun for you and your guests!Museum parties are available: Saturdays and Sundays11:00 am – 1:00 pm or 2:00 – 4:00 pmWeekday parties are available upon request.
The museum is crawling with new things to see! Ever wondered how bugs work? How do these tiny critters survive in the big world? How are they important to our lives? Get up close and personal with some six-legged friends, learn about their amazing structures, and discover how our scientists study these fascinating creatures. BugWorks features beautiful photography of insects, amazing specimens, and live bugs! This exhibition is a special project of the Carnegie Mellon University School of Design... More Details
Soar through the Cosmos—without ever leaving the North Shore! Carnegie Science Center is home to the region’s only planetarium! Our hi-def shows will take you to the edge of the Solar System and beyond. Discover a familiar night sky with Stars Over Pittsburgh or soar through a high-definition digital Martian landscape in A Traveler’s Guide to Mars. Even our littlest learners can explore the stars with shows like One World, One Sky: Big Bird’s Adventure. Planetarium sho... More Details
Watch as gorgeous butterfly species like Monarchs and Zebra Longwings emerge from their chrysalises to flutter among cheerful tropical blooms and enchant nature lovers of all ages.
Aboard this signature cruise, features an unparalleled view of the fantastic skyline, tantalizing buffet, live music, and dancing under the city lights. These dinner dances will be taking place on Friday's and Saturday's, so come on over and bring your group of friends to this fabulous experience.
Local tour guides make 125 years of Pittsburgh Big Steel come alive on tours. See how the steel industry played a major role in shaping not only the economy but also the culture and environment of the Pittsburgh region! Rivers of Steel National Heritage Area is operating tours of the Carrie Blast Furnace Complex at the former U. S. Steel Homestead Works. Constructed in 1906, the furnaces stood at the heart of U.S. Steel's Homestead Works until 1979. At one time, the furnaces and the steelworke... More Details
Korean-born artist Eunsuh Choi gives viewers a chance to identify their own dreams with her portrayal of the human need to progress to remembrance in this new exhibition of flameworked glass. She said, “We will try every possible approach towards achieving a certain goal. Although there is much attention and sensitivity towards the things that make us as humans very different from one another, there is an undeniable connection amidst all of us in that we all desire something better for our... More Details
Bring the whole family to the Children's Discovery Garden for a day of hands-on, sensory fun. Dig and plant seeds together as you learn about gardens and the critters who call them home. Activities include games, hands-on crafts, storytelling and more — all free with admission. Find more details at phipps.conservatory.org.
Spend Memorial Day weekend with us at the 2013 East Coast Championships in beautiful Pittsburgh PA! Join us for our 31st year! May 25 to 27, 2013.
Now playing on Pittsburgh's biggest screen!Witness an awe-inspiring tale of extraordinary insect endurance and human perseverance at Carnegie Science Center's Rangos Omnimax Theater.Flight of the Butterflies is an interconnected scientific adventure that spans not only thousands of miles, but generations. It's about the remarkable monarch butterfly migration, the most incredible migration on Earth! You'll learn about a determined scientist who spent 40 years trying to discover exactly where the ... More Details
College Nannies and Tutors invites all rising juniors and seniors to a free practice SAT test. The practice SAT test will simulate the environment of the official SAT and scores will be available after completion. Please RSVP today as seats are limited.
Featuring nearly 70 fine art jewelry pieces by award-winning designer Paula Crevoshay, Garden of Light showcases designs inspired by nature and created from precious raw materials, including gold, opal, sapphire, and incredibly rare conch pearls. From a magnificent orchid pendant to a tiny spider pin, these one-of-a-kind pieces celebrate the beauty and interdependencies of the animal, plant, and mineral kingdoms.
Pittsburgh's thrilling downtown walking ghost tour starts from the front of the City-County Bldg. and takes you into Pittsburgh's ghastly past, weekends through October. For information and reservations, visit our Web site. http://www.hauntedpittsburghtours.com/
Did you know that a passion for sports can be used as a gateway to talk about the topics of physics, anatomy, biology, and even chemistry? The whole idea behind Carnegie Science Center's Highmark SportsWorks is to inspire learning and curiosity by uniting the experience of sports for every age level with the laws of science that control sports.Get the whole family moving! Highmark SportsWorks® offers nearly 30 interactive experiences in three thematic areas: LifeWorks, Physics of Sports, a... More Details
Now playing on Pittsburgh's biggest screen!Experience the gripping story of the Hubble Space Telescope at Carnegie Science Center's Rangos Omnimax Theater. Journey through distant galaxies to explore the grandeur and mysteries of our celestial surroundings, and accompany space-walking astronauts as they attempt some of the most difficult and important tasks in NASA's history. Narrated by Leonardo DiCaprio, this film will offer an inspiring and unique look into Hubble's legacy and highlight its p... More Details