Welcome

  • Large group of girl scouts of all ages
  • Closed at 4 pm on Mon., Dec. 24 and Mon., Dec. 31
    Closed all day on Tues., Dec. 25.
    Closed all day on Sun., Dec. 30 for the Steelers Game.
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Refund Policy
Cancellations made 14 days in advance of the workshop date will receive a full refund. Cancellations not made 14 days in advance will not receive a refund.

Cancellation Policy
In case of insufficient registration, Carnegie Science Center reserves the right to cancel any program one week before it begins. All registered participants will receive a full refund.

Girls Workshops

Although these workshop fulfill Scouts BSA requirements, they are available to all children.

Our workshops allow you to learn about tons of science topics, satisfy requirements, and bond with friends. In this perfect afternoon activity for Girl Scout Troops, girls will have a fun time discovering, learning, and gaining knowledge and character with friends as they become resourceful leaders!

Join a scheduled session on your own or with your troop. You can also schedule a private session for any of the workshops we offer with a group of 10 or more Scouts. Call for availability and additional details.

Call 412.237.3400 to register or for more info. Advance registration is required for all programs.

Cost: $22 per session unless otherwise noted.
Price includes all program materials, admission to the museum, and the associated patch.

*Journey workshop participants will receive a STEM fun patch

All programs except Journey workshops meet all badge requirements

Frequently Asked Questions

Have a question regarding a workshop? Click here to view a list of FAQs. Didn’t find your answer? Please call 412.237.3400 for more information.


8/28/2018 to 9/30/2018

September 29

Junior Think Like a Programmer Journey*

9 am–Noon

Start thinking like a programmer as you use computer coding to create games, animations, and apps. Practice using algorithms and codes to communicate with fellow scouts, and then transfer your skills to the computer.

Requirements met during workshop: 4 requirements towards the Think Like a Programmer Journey

Junior Get Moving Journey*

1–4 pm

Get moving on your journey as you explore the world of energy. Make recycled paper beads, observe animals, and find out how to make an energy efficient building.

Badge requirements met during workshop: 4 requirements towards the Get Moving Journey.


8/28/2018 to 10/7/2018

October 6

Brownie Programming Robots *CANCELLED*


Brownie – Computer Expert *CANCELLED*


8/28/2018 to 10/14/2018

October 13

NEW: Brownie Space Science Adventurer

9 am–Noon

Blast off into space as you explore the solar system, stars, and beyond. Learn about famous female astronauts, discover different ways to see into space, and experience a special show in our Buhl Planetarium.

Requirements met during workshop: Space Science Adventurer 1-5

Brownie Think like an Engineer Journey *CANCELLED*


8/28/2018 to 10/21/2018

October 20

NEW: Daisy Space Science Explorer

9 am–Noon

Take an adventure into space as you explore the Sun, Moon, and the Stars! Experiment with Solar light, learn about Moon phases, and see stars in a special show in our Buhl Planetarium.

Requirements met during workshop: Space Science Explorer 1-3

Daisy How Robots Move

1–4 pm

Learn about the purpose, parts, and programming of robots. Practice operating educational robots such as Bee-Bots, Cubelets, and Ozobots, and discover how they interact with the world. Scouts will receive the ‘How Robots Move’ patch upon completion.

Requirements met during workshop: How Robots Move 1-3


8/28/2018 to 10/22/2018

October 21

Junior Animal Habitats

9 am–Noon

Explore the world of animals and discover where and how they live. Visit with animals from our H2Oh! exhibit, make an animal house, and take a virtual reality trip around the world to see exotic animals in their natural habitats.

Requirements met during workshop: Animal Habitats 1-5

Junior Programming Robots

9 am–Noon

Discover how to communicate with robots using algorithms and computer coding. Get hands-on with Pro-Bots and Ozobots to practice creating programs that robots can follow to carry out simple tasks. Scouts will receive the ‘Programming Robots’ patch upon completion.

Requirements met during workshop: Programming Robots 1-5


8/28/2018 to 10/28/2018

October 27

Senior Sky *Cancelled*


Brownie Think Like a Programmer Journey *Cancelled*


8/28/2018 to 11/3/2018

Nov. 3

Junior Entertainment Technology

9 am–Noon

Explore the science that goes into creating your favorite forms of entertainment! Dive into video game design with Scratch, use green-screen technology to make awesome special effects, and discover how to compose digital music.

Requirements met during workshop: Entertainment Technology 1-5

Junior Detective

1–4 pm

Do you have what it takes to be a detective? Hone your powers of observation, analyze fingerprints, and decipher codes. Then put it all together as you set up a crime scene to test your fellow Scouts!

Requirements met during workshop: Detective 1-5


8/28/2018 to 11/4/2018

Nov. 4

Cadette Programming Robots

10 am–1 pm

Discover the language of robotics as you complete fun programming challenges with Sphero and Cue robots. Learn how to make robots play games, draw, and navigate all while experimenting with simple coding languages. Scouts will receive the ‘Programming Robots’ patch upon completion.

Requirements met during workshop: Programming Robots 1-5

Cadette Think like a Programmer Journey*

2–5 pm

Explore the world of computer programming and discover how you can solve problems with coding. Practice writing codes, experiment with different computer languages, and make and edit simple apps.

Requirements met during workshop: 4 requirements towards the Think Like a Programmer Journey


8/28/2018 to 11/11/2018

Nov. 10

Brownie Wonders of Water Journey *Cancelled*

Brownie Home Scientist *Cancelled*


8/28/2018 to 11/17/2018

Sat., Nov. 17

Brownie Programming Robots

9 am–Noon

Foray into the fascinating world of robotics! Use LEGO® WeDo 2.0 kits to build and program a robot that moves and uses sensors to gather information from the environment. Scouts will receive the ‘Programming Robots’ patch upon completion.

Requirements met during workshop: Programming Robots 1-5

Brownie Bugs *Cancelled*


8/28/2018 to 12/2/2018

Sat., Dec. 1

Cadette Special Agent

9 am–Noon

Learn about the science of forensics and crime scene detection. Analyze fingerprints, investigate DNA, and test your skills as an eyewitness.

Requirements met during workshop: Special Agent 1-5

Cadette Breathe Journey*

1–4 pm

Get a jumpstart on your journey as you learn all about the air around us and how to improve its’ quality.  Investigate sounds and scents, and experiment with the science behind the atmosphere.

Requirements met during workshop: 4 requirements towards the Breathe! Journey


8/28/2018 to 12/9/2018

Sat., Dec. 8

NEW: Junior Space Science Investigator

9 am–Noon

Explore the universe from our solar system to distant stars. Make a constellation, drive a Mars Rover, and see a special show in our Buhl Planetarium.

Requirements met during workshop: Space Science Investigator: 1-5

Brownie Computer Expert

1–4 pm

Become a computer expert as you explore the different ways you can use technology. Create and animate artwork, take a virtual trip through space, and design and play video games.

Requirements met during workshop: Computer Expert 1-5


8/28/2018 to 12/16/2018

Sat., Dec. 15

Junior Programming Robots

9 am–Noon

Discover how to communicate with robots using algorithms and computer coding. Get hands-on with Pro-Bots and Ozobots to practice creating programs that robots can follow to carry out simple tasks. Scouts will receive the ‘Programming Robots’ patch upon completion.

Requirements met during workshop: Programming Robots 1-5

Junior Think Like a Programmer Journey*

9 am–Noon

Start thinking like a programmer as you use computer coding to create games, animations, and apps. Practice using algorithms and codes to communicate with fellow scouts, and then transfer your skills to the computer.

Requirements met during workshop: 4 requirements towards the Think Like a Programmer Journey

4/1/2018 to 4/22/2018

April 21

Brownie – Computer Expert
9 am – Noon
Become a computer expert as you explore the different ways you can use technology. Create and animate artwork, take a virtual trip through space, and design and play video games.

Requirements met during workshop: Computer Expert 1-5

Brownie – Wonders of Water Journey*

1 – 4 pm

Dive into your journey as you learn all about water and how to conserve it. Follow the path of water around the world, experiment with its amazing properties, and discover how you can make a difference.

Requirements met during workshop: 4 Requirements towards the Wow! Wonders of Water Journey.


4/1/2018 to 4/29/2018

April 28

Brownie - Home Scientist
9 am – Noon
Science surrounds us all the time! Use everyday items to experiment with static electricity, dabble in kitchen chemistry, and make art with bubbles.

Junior – Get Moving Journey*

1 – 4 pm

Get moving on your journey as you explore the world of energy! Make recycled paper beads, observe animals, and find out how to make an energy efficient building!

Requirements met during workshop: 4 Requirements towards the Get Moving Journey.


4/1/2018 to 5/13/2018

May 12

Brownie Robotics
1 – 4 pm
Foray into the fascinating world of robotics! Use Lego WeDo 2.0 kits to build and program a robot that moves and uses sensors to gather information from the environment. Scouts will receive the ‘Programming Robots’ patch upon completion.

Requirements met during workshop: Programming Robots 1-5

Daisy Robotics
1 – 4 pm
Learn about the purpose, parts, and programming of robots! Practice operating educational robots such as Bee-Bots, Cubelets, and Ozobots, and discover how they interact with the world. Scouts will receive the ‘How Robots Move’ patch upon completion.

Requirements met during workshop: How Robots Move 1-3



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