Family-friendly weekend event explores Pittsburgh’s rivers at Carnegie Science Center

Water conservation and water quality testing analyzed on July 24-25
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Carnegie Science Center’s H2Oh! River Weekend event on Sat.–Sun., July 24–25 explores the science of Pittsburgh’s three rivers – the Allegheny, Monongahela, and Ohio. Presented by ALCOSAN and sponsored by WISH 99.7, the two-day event features family-friendly aquatic activities including turning river water into clean drinking water with chemistry, making a cloud in a bottle, and a River BINGO scavenger hunt on the North Shore.

Visitors on Sat., July 24 can catch a fish with the PA Fish and Boat Commission. No license is required to participate. Additionally, visitors will check the water quality of the Ohio River with scientific equipment and learn about green infrastructure with a tour of the Science Center’s Nimick Forbesway Foundation Rain Garden, which filters storm water from the roof, reducing the burden of sewer infrastructure and decreasing the risk of overflow into the rivers during heavy rains.

The event is free with a general admission ticket to the Science Center. Online timed ticket purchasing is strongly encouraged for all visitors – including Carnegie Museums of Pittsburgh Members. Carnegie Science Center, including The Rangos Giant Cinema, Highmark SportsWorks®, and USS Requin (SS 481) Submarine, is open daily through Labor Day.


About Carnegie Science Center
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.

Accessibility: Features for All
Carnegie Science Center welcomes all visitors. We work to assist visitors with disabilities in obtaining reasonable and appropriate accommodations, and in supporting equal access to services, programs, and activities. We welcome visitors in wheelchairs on the deck of our USS Requin (SS 481) submarine. Below-deck visits require full mobility. Hearing assistance devices are available for The Rangos Giant Cinema. Please ask when you buy your ticket.
Please note that requests for accommodations should be made at least two weeks prior to your visit. For specific questions about wheelchairs, strollers, or other programmatic or equipment needs, see the ticket counter located on the first floor of the main building or contact the Operations Department at 412.237.1641 or
About Carnegie Museums of Pittsburgh
Founded by Andrew Carnegie in 1895, Carnegie Museums of Pittsburgh is a family of four dynamic, distinctive museums: Carnegie Museum of Art, Carnegie Museum of Natural History, Carnegie Science Center, and The Andy Warhol Museum. The museums reach 1.5 million people a year through exhibitions, educational programs, outreach activities, and special events.