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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
Form meets at the intersection of function and play in the Children’s Museum’s new Wheels exhibit. Visitors can use their bodies and wheeled objects to move through exhibit space in different ways. Chariots, swing cars, flex riders, striders, rickshaws and balance bikes will be just a few of vehicles available for visitors to test and enjoy.
FREE Public "Star Gazing" Party Location: Kunkle Park, Washington Twp, Westmoreland County (south of Apollo, PA, just off Rt 66) Time: Beginning at 8:00 pm, weather permitting Date: Saturday, May 12, 2012 The Kiski Astronomers in conjunction with the Lions Club of Washington Twp will host their first spring "star gazing" party on the evening of Saturday, May 12, 2012, beginning at 8:00 PM, weather permitting. Everyone is welcome to attend these FREE star parties. Please visit... More Details
Observe the skies over Pittsburgh from the rooftop observatory. Fee is $1.00 per person. No reservations required. For tour times and information, call the SkyWatch Hotline at 412.237.3327.
Catapult into space in the Henry Buhl, Jr. Planetarium and travel from the solar system to the outer reaches of the galaxy and beyond.
Every show is unique! Live shows dazzle audiences with brilliant colors and rockin' music in the Buhl Digital Dome. Based on audience requests, our laserists choreograph sight-and-sound spectacles of full-dome proportions! Shows and schedules change quarterly. For schedule details and complete show listings, visit our website or call (412) 237-3400 for more information.
Treat mom to a special brunch just or her. Enjoy live calypso music, an animal presentation by Curator Henry Kacprzyk, while enjoying great food. Each family receives a special Adopt an Animal pacakge
Spend some quality time with the best dressed residents of the National Aviary! Participants learn about penguins’ natural history, adaptations, feeding and nesting habits, and the challenges they face surviving in a rapidly changing environment. Best of all, it’s a once in a lifetime chance to touch and present toys to one of the Aviary’s African penguins. A photo opportunity is provided at the end of the program. Information and Pricing: $40 per participant; $35 for Aviary me... More Details
Artists of all capabilities find visually captivating objects to draw in the Downtown Cultural District during thisfun, 6-hour drawing marathon. Bring your own sketch pad, drawing instruments, chair and a bag lunch.
“Plants and People” is a free two-hour, fun, and educational event for preschool aged children through third grade will be held at the Oakmont Carnegie Library in the Red Room. Children will experience the award-winning K12 curriculum while comparing and contrasting plants and people. This event focuses on literacy, including K12‘s PhonicsWorks program, Handwriting Without Tears, and story time, and also incorporates an online interactive science activity and corresponding art ... More Details
Carnegie Science Center is home to the world's largest permanent robotics exhibition, so gear up for a bot-tastic time with more than two dozen exhibition stations about robots! Learn how 'bots sense, think, and act and explore dozens of interactive exhibit stations in this one-of-a-kind robotics experience. Challenge a binary being in a game of air hockey or basketball, and rub elbows with some of Hollywood’s most famous robots. It's the ultimate robot gathering, right here in Pittsburgh... More Details
Unearth the powers of healing plants from around the world as the soothing sights and sounds of fountains provide a release from the summer heat. Bring the whole family and let Phipps welcome you to a serene, green world where nature’s best-kept secrets are revealed and the spirit of youth reigns supreme.
Discover what it takes to care for, feed and train more than 600 birds in this hands-on immersion experience. Participants spend a full day working alongside trainers assisting with food preparation and feedings, performing weight checks on the Aviary’s owls, falcons and hawks, and doing a bit of housekeeping for the National Aviary’s African penguins. Other highlights include participation in afternoon feeds in the Aviary’s walk-through exhibits where flamingos, starlings, pel... More Details
Dive into science aboard a real Cold War-era submarine! Learn how 80 men used their expertise, humor, and sheer ingenuity to carve out a rough and adventurous life during Requin's lengthy defense and scientific missions, some of which are still classified to this day!State-of-the-art and battle-ready when she set out just days before the end of World War II, USS Requin holds the distinction of being the Navy's first Radar Picket submarine. Interactive kiosks and recreated living quarters give v... More Details
Enjoy a museum unlike any other. A place where you can enjoy the great works of Maz and Mario. Art and Arnie. Roberto and Franco. Suzie and Swin. A place where you can relive the moments that made them all great. The Immaculate Reception. The Home Run. Olympic gold. Super Bowls. World Series. Stanley Cups. The Western Pennsylvania Sports Museum, a state-of-the-art museum at the Senator John Heinz History Center, features a stunning collection of one-of-a-kind sports artifacts and interactive exh... More Details