Carnegie Science Center announces fall events, activities

Programs Offer Scientific Fun for All Ages




 

 

 

Carnegie Science Center is offering a host of activities for people of all ages. Here’s what’s on tap this fall:

 

Exhibits:

The Miniature Railroad & Village® closes to install a new addition Oct. 2 and reopens Nov. 20. The Miniature Railroad & Village® preview for museum members will be held on Nov. 16.

 

Calendar:

 

Sept. 25

Munchkin Mondays, 10 am–2 pm

Munchkin Mondays are full of activities for the smallest scientists! Early learners ages 2–6 will get up close to exciting science concepts, while having tons of fun with hands-on activities and socializing with other little learners. Activities include story time, make-and-takes, and planetarium and live demo shows just for preschoolers, all included with general admission. Supported by PNC Grow Up Great.

 

Music Mondays, 11 am–12:30 pm, Sept. 25, Oct. 30, Nov. 27

Join us for a super sing-a-long at the NEW monthly Music Monday in Exploration Station Jr! Choose from a variety of kid-sized instruments that we provide, or just sing along! Experience the nostalgia of playing and singing your childhood favorites such as Wheels on the Bus. A fun experience for the whole family!

 

Sept. 26

Preschool Fall Semesters, Session I: All About Fall (Sept. 26; Oct. 3, 17, 24, 31), 10 am–Noon

Children ages 4–5 get ready for school and dig into important science topics. Pre-registration required. Cost: $50 members/$65 non-members for all five classes. Call 412.237.1637 to register.

 

Oct. 1

Laser Halloween, 2 pm

Spooky lasers, eerie darkness, ghoulish tunes, and frightful guests! Get into the Halloween spirit with the Addams Family, the Ghostbusters, and Beetlejuice. Do the Monster Mash, the Time Warp, or your own ghastly dance. Bring the whole family for this bone-chillin’ good time! Cost: $2 members/$8 non-members

 

Oct. 2

Café Scientifique, 7–9 pm 

Join Dr. Michael A. Dolan, National Institute of Health to discuss “Computational Design of Antibodies to Fight HIV,” in this month’s cutting-edge science discussion. Admission to Café Sci is free. Doors open at 6 pm.

 

Munchkin Mondays, 10 am–2 pm

Munchkin Mondays are full of activities for the smallest scientists! Early learners ages 2–6 will get up close to exciting science concepts, while having tons of fun with hands-on activities and socializing with other little learners. Activities include story time, make-and-takes, and planetarium and live demo shows just for preschoolers, all included with general admission. Supported by PNC Grow Up Great.

 

Laser Halloween, 1 pm

Spooky lasers, eerie darkness, ghoulish tunes, and frightful guests! Get into the Halloween spirit with the Addams Family, the Ghostbusters, and Beetlejuice. Do the Monster Mash, the Time Warp, or your own ghastly dance. Bring the whole family for this bone-chillin’ good time! Cost: $2 members/$8 non-members

 

Oct. 3Oct. 7

Laser Halloween, Weekdays at 1 pm, Weekends at 2 pm

Spooky lasers, eerie darkness, ghoulish tunes, and frightful guests! Get into the Halloween spirit with the Addams Family, the Ghostbusters, and Beetlejuice. Do the Monster Mash, the Time Warp, or your own ghastly dance. Bring the whole family for this bone-chillin’ good time! Cost: $2 members/$8 non-members

 

Oct. 13

21+ Night Mad Science! Just for adults, a spooktacular event on Friday the 13th! Dress in costume, and enjoy all four floors of the Science Center and spirits from Wigle Whiskey. Enjoy music, science demos, cash bar, and a bargain admission price. Costumes encouraged!

21 + Nights are sponsored by Upgruv and Wilson McGinley. Cost: $12 in advance/$17 at the door   

 

Oct. 14

Jammie Jam, 5:30–9:30 pm

Bring little learners to the Science Center for an evening of themed activities for ages 2-6!  Grown-ups and preschoolers will experience make-and-take activities, a live theater show, and story time, plus have access to four floors of exhibits and enjoy a snack. Children are encouraged to wear their pajamas! Cost: $15 per child/$12 per adult. Call 412.237.1637 to register. 

 

Laser Halloween, 2 pm

Spooky lasers, eerie darkness, ghoulish tunes, and frightful guests! Get into the Halloween spirit with the Addams Family, the Ghostbusters, and Beetlejuice. Do the Monster Mash, the Time Warp, or your own ghastly dance. Bring the whole family for this bone-chillin’ good time! Cost: $2 members/$8 non-members

 

Oct. 15Oct. 21

Laser Halloween, Weekdays at 1 pm, Weekends at 2 pm

Spooky lasers, eerie darkness, ghoulish tunes, and frightful guests! Get into the Halloween spirit with the Addams Family, the Ghostbusters, and Beetlejuice. Do the Monster Mash, the Time Warp, or your own ghastly dance. Bring the whole family for this bone-chillin’ good time! Cost: $2 members/$8 non-members

 

Oct. 16

Preschool Adventures: Exploring Gravity, 1–2 pm

Fun activities that will help little explorers (ages 3–5) and their adult helper learn about gravity. Pre-registration required. Cost: $10 members/$12 non-members. Call 412.237.1637 to register.

 

Munchkin Mondays, 10 am–2 pm

Munchkin Mondays are full of activities for the smallest scientists! Early learners ages 2–6 will get up close to exciting science concepts, while having tons of fun with hands-on activities and socializing with other little learners. Activities include story time, make-and-takes, and planetarium and live demo shows just for preschoolers, all included with general admission. Supported by PNC Grow Up Great.

 

Oct. 19

Homeschool Workshops: Programming with Scratch (ages 6–8), Exploring Air (ages 9–12) 10 am–Noon 

Workshops provide educational programming, hands-on experiments, and time to socialize with other young scientists. Pre-registration required. Cost: $15 members/$18 non-members. Call 412.237.1637 to register.

 

Oct. 20

Halloween Bash Sleepover

Witches, goblins, and ghosts, oh my! Wear your favorite costume and explore the science of Halloween as you experiment with candy, make ghosts fly, and concoct potions! Activities include a spooky live science demonstration, a family Halloween laser show, a late-night snack, and a continental breakfast. Cost: $39 per person. Call 412.237.1637 to register.

 

Oct. 22–Oct. 28

Laser Halloween, Weekdays at 1 pm, Weekends at 2 pm

Spooky lasers, eerie darkness, ghoulish tunes, and frightful guests! Get into the Halloween spirit with the Addams Family, the Ghostbusters, and Beetlejuice. Do the Monster Mash, the Time Warp, or your own ghastly dance. Bring the whole family for this bone-chillin’ good time! Cost: $2 members/$8 non-members.

 

Oct. 23

Munchkin Mondays, 10 am–2 pm

Munchkin Mondays are full of activities for the smallest scientists! Early learners ages 2–6 will get up close to exciting science concepts, while having tons of fun with hands-on activities and socializing with other little learners. Activities include story time, make-and-takes, and planetarium and live demo shows just for preschoolers, all included with general admission. Supported by PNC Grow Up Great.

 

Oct. 27

ChemFest, Oct. 27 and 28

Celebrate National Chemistry Week! Presented in partnership with the American Chemical Society, ChemFest explores the reasons why chemistry “matters” through hands-on activities, interactive demos, and exciting presentations. Visitors will learn how to solve mysteries through the chemistry of forensics plus have the chance to meet industry professionals and learn about careers. ChemFest activities are included with general admission. Presented by Ashland. Sponsored by WISH 99.7 FM

 

Oct. 28

Workshops for Scouts

Have fun discovering and learning about tons of science topics! These workshops may fulfill certain Girl Scout and Boy Scout badge requirements; however, all workshops are available to all children.

Girl Scouts

(Daisy) Rosie and Clover Petals, 9 am–Noon; (Daisy) Robotics, 1–4 pm

Cost: $22, includes program patch

Boy Scouts and Webelos 

Chemistry, 9 am–Noon; Environmental Science, 1–4 pm

Cost: $20 

Call 412-237-1637 to register.

 

 

Oct. 29

Technology Workshops

Have fun learning about tons of science topics. Pre-registration required.

Programming with Scratch, 9 am–Noon (ages 6–10)

Get Animated, 1–4 pm (ages 6–10)

Cost: $20 members/$24 non-members. Call 412.237.1637 to register.

 

Laser Halloween, 2 pm

Spooky lasers, eerie darkness, ghoulish tunes, and frightful guests! Get into the Halloween spirit with the Addams Family, the Ghostbusters, and Beetlejuice. Do the Monster Mash, the Time Warp, or your own ghastly dance. Bring the whole family for this bone-chillin’ good time! Cost: $2 members/$8 non-members.

 

Oct. 30

Munchkin Mondays, 10 am–2 pm

Munchkin Mondays are full of activities for the smallest scientists! Early learners ages 2–6 will get up close to exciting science concepts, while having tons of fun with hands-on activities and socializing with other little learners. Activities include story time, make-and-takes, and planetarium and live demo shows just for preschoolers, all included with general admission. Supported by PNC Grow Up Great.

 

Music Mondays, 11 am–12:30 pm, Sept. 25, Oct. 30, Nov. 27

Join us for a super sing-a-long at the NEW monthly Music Monday in Exploration Station Jr! Choose from a variety of kid-sized instruments that we provide, or just sing along! Experience the nostalgia of playing and singing your childhood favorites such as Wheels on the Bus. A fun experience for the whole family!

 

Laser Halloween, 1 pm

Spooky lasers, eerie darkness, ghoulish tunes, and frightful guests! Get into the Halloween spirit with the Addams Family, the Ghostbusters, and Beetlejuice. Do the Monster Mash, the Time Warp, or your own ghastly dance. Bring the whole family for this bone-chillin’ good time! Cost: $2 members/$8 non-members.

 

Oct. 31

Laser Halloween, 1 pm

Spooky lasers, eerie darkness, ghoulish tunes, and frightful guests! Get into the Halloween spirit with the Addams Family, the Ghostbusters, and Beetlejuice. Do the Monster Mash, the Time Warp, or your own ghastly dance. Bring the whole family for this bone-chillin’ good time! Cost: $2 members/$8 non-members.

 

Nov. 3

21+ Night: Science Maker Shop!

Science gets crafty with tools, tech, and art. Tinkerers and drinkers can enjoy all four floors of the Science Center with no kids! Plus, music, science demos, cash bar, and a bargain admission price. 21 + Nights are sponsored by Upgruv and Wilson McGinley. Cost: $12 in advance/$17 at the door. Glass workshop activity requires additional fee.

 

Nov. 4

Workshops for Scouts

Have fun discovering and learning about tons of science topics! These workshops may fulfill certain Girl Scout and Boy Scout badge requirements; however, all workshops are available to all children.

Boy Scouts and Webelos 

Robotics, 9 am–4 pm

Cost: $45 

Webelos Engineering, 1–4 pm

Cost: $20 

Call 412-237-1637 to register.

 

Nov. 11

Workshops for Scouts

Have fun discovering and learning about tons of science topics! These workshops may fulfill certain Girl Scout and Boy Scout badge requirements; however, all workshops are available to all children.

Girl Scouts

(Junior) Entertainment Technology, 9 am–Noon; (Junior) Robotics, 1–4 pm

Cost: $22, includes program patch

Boy Scouts and Webelos 

Astronomy, 9 am – Noon; Space Exploration, 1–4 pm

Cost: $20

Call 412-237-1637 to register.

 

Nov. 12

Technology Workshops

Have fun learning about tons of science topics. Pre-registration required.

Lego Mindstorm Space Challenge, 9 am–Noon (ages 8–12)

Video Game Design, 1–4 pm (ages 8–12)

Cost: $20 members/$24 non-members. Call 412-237-1637 to register.

 

Nov. 13

Café Scientifique, 7–9 pm

Join Dr. Scott Edgington, NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory, to learn more about his work on the Cassini Space Probe at this month’s cutting-edge science discussion. Admission is free. Doors open at 6 pm.  

 

Preschool Adventures: Shapes and Structures, 1–2 pm

Designed around themes for little explorers (ages 3–5) and their adult helpers on select Mondays from 1–2 pm. Cost: $10 members/$12 non-members. Call 412.237.1637 to register.

 

Nov. 14

Preschool Fall Semesters, Session II: Jungles, Forests, and Deserts, Oh My! (Nov. 14, 21, 28; Dec. 5, 12) 10 am–Noon

Children ages 4–5 get ready for school and dig into important science topics. Pre-registration required. Cost: $50 members/$65 non-members for all five classes. Call 412.237.1637 to register.

 

Nov. 16

Homeschool Workshops, Simple Machines (ages 6–8); Animation (ages 9–12), 10 am–Noon 

Kids enjoy educational programming, hands-on experiments, and time to socialize with other young scientists. Pre-registration required. Cost: $15 members/$18 non-members. Call 412.237.1637 to register.

 

Nov. 17

Light Up Night Sleepover

Start off your holiday season with a bang! If you're looking for the best view of the downtown lights for this special night, look no further. And what's more, we've got some demonstrations and science to make this a spectacular evening. Cost: $39 per person. Call 412.237.1637 to register.

 

Nov. 18

Workshops for Scouts

Have fun discovering and learning about tons of science topics! These workshops may fulfill certain Girl Scout and Boy Scout badge requirements; however, all workshops are available to all children.

Girl Scouts

(Brownie) Home Scientist, 9 am–Noon; (Brownie) Wonder of Water Journey, 1–4 pm

Cost: $22, includes program patch

Boy Scouts and Webelos 

Game Design, 9 am–4 pm

Cost: $45 

Call 412-237-1637 to register.

 

Nov. 19

Technology Workshops

Have fun learning about tons of science topics. Pre-registration required.

Exploring Space with littleBits™, 9 am–Noon (ages 10–14)

Coding with Arduino, 1–4 pm (ages 10–14)

Cost: $20 members/$24 non-members. Call 412.237.1637 to register.

 

Nov. 20

The Miniature Railroad & Village® reopens following the addition of the latest model. Stop by and see what’s new!

 

Nov. 26

Technology Workshops

Have fun learning about tons of science topics. Pre-registration required.

Robot Roundup, 9 am–Noon (ages 7–10)

Lego Mindstorm Space Challenge, 1–4 pm (ages 8–12)

Cost: $20 members/$24 non-members. Call 412.237.1637 to register.

 

Nov. 27

Munchkin Mondays, 10 am–2 pm

Munchkin Mondays are full of activities for the smallest scientists! Early learners ages 2–6 will get up close to exciting science concepts, while having tons of fun with hands-on activities and socializing with other little learners. Activities include story time, make-and-takes, and planetarium and live demo shows just for preschoolers, all included with general admission. Supported by PNC Grow Up Great.

 

Music Mondays, 11 am–12:30 pm, Sept. 25, Oct. 30, Nov. 27

Join us for a super sing-a-long at the NEW monthly Music Monday in Exploration Station Jr! Choose from a variety of kid-sized instruments that we provide, or just sing along! Experience the nostalgia of playing and singing your childhood favorites such as Wheels on the Bus. A fun experience for the whole family!

 

Dec. 2

Workshops for Scouts

Have fun discovering and learning about tons of science topics! These workshops may fulfill certain Girl Scout and Boy Scout badge requirements; however, all workshops are available to all children.

Girl Scouts

(Brownie) Robotics, 9 am–Noon; (Brownie) Computer Expert, 1–4 pm

Cost: $22, includes program patch

Boy Scouts and Webelos 

Oceanography, 9 am–Noon; Geology, 1–4 pm

Cost: $20

Call 412-237-1637 to register.

 

Dec. 3

Technology Workshops

Have fun learning about tons of science topics. Pre-registration required.

Robotics with Lego WeDo’s, 9 am–Noon (ages 7–10)

Inventing with littleBits™, 1–4 pm (ages 7–10)

Cost: $20 members/$24 non-members. Call 412.237.1637 to register.

 

Dec. 5

Preschool Adventures: Tots and Bots, 1–2 pm

Fun activities that will help little explorers (ages 3–5) and their adult helper learn about robotics. Pre-registration required. Cost: $10 members/$12 non-members. Call 412.237.1637 to register.

 

Dec. 9

Workshops for Scouts

Have fun discovering and learning about tons of science topics! These workshops may fulfill certain Girl Scout and Boy Scout badge requirements; however, all workshops are available to all children.

Girl Scouts

(Junior) Detective, 9 am–Noon; (Junior) Get Moving Journey, 1–4 pm

Cost: $22, includes program patch

Boy Scouts and Webelos 

Robotics, 9 am–4 pm

Cost: $45

Call 412-237-1637 to register.

 

Dec. 14

Homeschool Workshops, Life Cycles (ages 6–8); Circuits (ages 9–12), 10 am–Noon 

Kids enjoy educational programming, hands-on experiments, and time to socialize with other young scientists. Pre-registration required. Cost: $15 members/$18 non-members. Call 412.237.1637 to register.

 

Dec. 16

Workshops for Scouts

Have fun discovering and learning about tons of science topics! These workshops may fulfill certain Girl Scout and Boy Scout badge requirements; however, all workshops are available to all children.

Girl Scouts

(Cadette) Breathe Journey, 9 am–Noon; (Cadette) Special Agent, 1–4 pm

Cost: $22 / includes program patch

Boy Scouts and Webelos 

Programming, 9 am–Noon; Signs, Signals, and Codes, 1–4 pm

Cost: $20 

Call 412-237-1637 to register.

 

As always, visit Carnegie Science Center for Highmark SportsWorks®, USS Requin, roboworld™, Miniature Railroad & Village®, hundreds of interactive exhibits, live demonstrations, and hands-on science activities.

 

Visit CarnegieScienceCenter.org for details on events, shows, and programs.

  

  

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Carnegie Science Center is dedicated to inspiring learning and curiosity by connecting science and technology with everyday life. By making science both relevant and fun, the Science Center’s goal is to increase science literacy in the region and motivate young people to seek careers in science and technology. One of the four Carnegie Museums of Pittsburgh, the Science Center is Pittsburgh’s premier science exploration destination, reaching more than 700,000 people annually through its hands-on exhibits, camps, classes, and off-site education programs.
 
 About Carnegie Museums of Pittsburgh
Established in 1895 by Andrew Carnegie, Carnegie Museums of Pittsburgh is a collection of four distinctive museums: Carnegie Museum of Art, Carnegie Museum of Natural History, Carnegie Science Center, and The Andy Warhol Museum. In 2016, the museums reached more than 1.4 million people through exhibitions, educational programs, outreach activities, and special events.