• Carnegie Science Center will be open on July 26 from 9 am 4 pm.

Field Trips

Live Demonstrations

Shows are available for group bookings Monday through Friday. Add a show for just $2 per person!

Talk with us about which shows are available on your selected date. Register early for best selection!

Earth & Friends

Content themes: Early Learners, Physical Science, Astronomy
Soar through the Solar System in our Works Theater! Early learners will explore space chemistry as they visit Earth and its "pals" (the other major planets) and learn why Earth has the right stuff for life!
Grades: PreK & Kindergarten
Capacity: 30 Students
Sponsored by: Society for Analytical Chemists of Pittsburgh; Spectroscopy Society of Pittsburgh

Taste the Rainbow

Content Themes: Early Learners, Health & Nutrition, Botany, Environment
Join us in an adventure full of colorful fruits and vegetables as we explore how families can make healthy food options a part of their daily routine. Early learners will participate in cleaning, classification by color, and identifying edible parts of vegetables and fruits.
Grades: PreK & Kindergarten
Capacity: 30 Students
Food Code: Gluten and dairy free!

What's That Sound?

Tuesdays at noon.
Content Themes: Physical Science/Biology
Early learners will explore the science of sound through rhythm and song. Make music with animals, steel drums, hand bells, and an orchestra of boom whackers!
Grades: PreK & Kindergarten
Capacity: 50 Students

NEW! Zoo Plus Two

Opening February 2014!
Content themes: Early Learners, Mathematics
We're building a zoo! Help our "zoo keeper" count, identify and feed our animals. Learn shapes as we build them homes and sing as our zoo comes to life!
Grades: PreK & Kindergarten
Capacity: 30 Students

NEW! Grain-iacs

Opening February 2014!
Content themes: Health & Nutrition, Botany, Chemistry
What are whole grains and why are they great? Plant the seeds of nutritional knowledge as we explore the ancient grain quinoa. Learn about gluten and how you can make a tasty gluten-free pudding snack.
Grades: 1 – 4
Capacity: 75 Students
Food Code: Gluten and dairy free!

Freeze

Content Themes: Physical Science
Learn the states of matter and see the chilling effects of super-cold liquid, Nitrogen. This ever-popular set of experiments demonstrates what happens when things get really cold.
Grades: 1–6
Capacity: 75 Students

Fruit Flambé

Content Themes: Physical Science, Health and Nutrition
We serve up the chemistry of caramel, supersaturated solutions, and combustion in this tasty New Orleans dessert. Show ends in a fiery finish!
Grades: 1–6
Capacity: 75 Students
Food Code: Gluten free! *Dairy free options available

Wheel of Science

Content Themes: Physical Science, Chemistry
Come on Down! You’re the next contestant on Wheel of Science – our fabulous science game show! Spin the wheel to see what science demonstrations will wow you today.
Grades: 1 – 6
Capacity: 300 Students

Illumination Sensation

Content Themes: Light, Optics, Chemistry
Discover the dazzling science of light! This illuminating show features optics, lasers, and things that glow.
Grades: 5–8
Capacity: 150 Students

NEW! Say Cheese!

Content Themes: Chemistry, Health & Nutrition, Botany
Learn the history of cheese from the cow to our table. Cheese is a wonderful teaching tool for children, combining chemical reaction and practical results! At the end, students sample our stretched mozzarella cheese. It's whey cool!
Grades: 5–8
Capacity: 75 Students
Food Code: Gluten free! *Contains dairy.

It Came From Outer Space

Content Themes: Physical Science, Astronomy, Engineering & Technology
Join our mission with astronaut and Pittsburgh native Captain Mike Fincke, as we explore space and new technologies that benefit Earth.
Grades: 5–8
Capacity: 150 Students

Science in a Scoop

Content Themes: Chemistry, Health & Nutrition
Explore the chemistry of ice cream as our science chefs make tasty custard and cool it down with liquid nitrogen!
Grades: 5–8
Capacity: 150 Students
Food Code: *Contains dairy. *Flavors may contain gluten.

NEW! On FIRE

Content Themes: Chemistry / Energy
Discover the science behind fire while understanding the powerful combination of heat, oxygen, and fuel. Explosive demonstrations bring to life the science of forest fires, rockets, and fireworks. Do not try this at home!
Grades: 5–8
Capacity: 75 Students

High Voltage

Content Themes: Physical Science & Technology
This electrifying show features our Tesla Coil and its one-million volt display of light and sound. Presentation includes static charging equipment, magnets, and other concepts of electrical charge.
Grades: 7–12
Capacity: 150 Students

NEW! Physics Smash Lab

Content Themes: Physical Science
Take physics to the limit! Investigate forces and motion as we smash it, bash it, and crash it.
Grades: 7–12
Capacity: 300 Students



Shows are available for group bookings Monday through Friday.
Add another show for just $2 per person!