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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!

Move it, Move it!

Jump out of your seat and touch your feet! Explore how physical activity can help your body do great things!
Grades: PreK & Kindergarten
Capacity: 30 Students

Tasteful Tidbits

Savor the flavor of science. Gear-up your taste buds as we experience how we taste the world around us. Understand taste perception and how different things can alter taste.
Grades 3-5
Capacity 75 Students

It’s Alimentary, Watson

Solve the mystery of what happens to food as it journeys through the human body through the alimentary canal (gastrointestinal tract). Students will understand how food is converted into energy and used by all parts of the body's systems.
Grades 4-8
Capacity 75 Students

Scanning Scopes and Surgery

Explore the options doctors have in examining the body and how they can use the latest technologies to help diagnose a patient's condition. During the show, students will see examples of scanners and scopes in action, before taking a look at the skills of surgery through a frog dissection.
Grades 7-12
Capacity 75 Students

The Energy Show

In this energy-themed show, learn how energy is harnessed to power our civilization. Explore renewable and non-renewable alternatives, while learning about technologies and careers needed to sustain energy consumption. During the show, learn how to identify energy forms and examples of energy.
Grades 4-8
Capacity 150 Students
Powered by National Energy Technology Laboratory

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?

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

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

Grain-iacs

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

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

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.

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

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!