• Carnegie Science Center will be closed on Sunday, Nov. 30.

Live Shows


Planetarium

See science come alive!

Science is always "under construction" in the Works Theater, a live showcase of dazzling demonstrations in a one-of-a-kind industrial setting. Taste a frozen marshmallow, see the glow of molten metal or feel the zap of electricity. Unwrap the chemistry of mummies, or launch a fiery rocket into space.

It's all in the Works!

Please note: Some Works Theater programs may contain water-vapor fog, strobe lighting, and loud sounds.

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NEW! On Fire

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!

Program made possible with support from the Society for Analytical Chemists of Pittsburgh and the Spectroscopy Society of Pittsburgh.

It Came From Outer Space!

Join our mission with Pittsburgh native Captain Mike Fincke as we explore space and new technologies that benefit us here on planet Earth.


Freeze!

See the chilling effects of super-cold liquid nitrogen on balloons, rubber balls, batteries and more, in this ever-popular set of experiments that show what happens when things get really cold. Taste a frozen marshmallow, and watch as air is liquefied before your eyes!


High Voltage

Step right up for a hair-raising and shocking experience on our Van de Graaff generator. This electrifying show features our Tesla coil and its one-million-volt display of light and sound.



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