• Summer of Space

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Summer of Space

Fun for the whole galaxy!

Looking for ways to celebrate the NASA Apollo 11 mission’s 50th anniversary in Pittsburgh? Carnegie Science Center is your destination for astronomically fun activities! Check out this webpage throughout the summer for info and updates about our Summer of Space events, programs, and daily and weekly activities.


Apollo 11:
First Steps Edition

One giant leap. One giant screen. Witness humanity’s greatest adventure and NASA’s most historic blast-off on Pittsburgh’s bigger, bolder, better screen. Now playing!                                                                                                   



Chat with our astronomy experts and enjoy a virtual tour of the night sky in Buhl Planetarium. Gaze at a full Moon on Tues., July 16 and see the Perseid meteor shower on Tues., Aug. 13!                                                                     

Awards Celebration

Planetarium Shows

Blast off to other worlds and explore celestial wonders at Buhl Planetarium’s dazzling live shows! Planetarium shows are included in general admission.                                                                                                                     

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18+ Apollo
Moonshot Celebration

An evening of discovery and astronomy fun for adults 18+! Stargaze using our research-grade telescopes and groove to tunes from 1969 in PointView Hall.                                                                                                                     

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Space Out!
Astronomy Weekend

Celebrate the 50th anniversary of Apollo 11’s historic mission to the Moon, and discover the latest achievements in lunar science.                                                                                                                                                               

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Sun, Earth,

NEW! Packed with engaging, hands-on interactive exhibits and dazzling imagery, this exhibition will connect you with current NASA science research and launch your journey to explore the universe!                    

Weekly Activities:

Solar Sundays

Sundays, June 23–Aug. 25
10 am–2 pm

Safely observe our friendly neighborhood star with solar telescopes and sun funnels. Chat with our astronomy educators about solar science. Solar observing will happen every Sunday during the summer, weather permitting, at the main entrance to Carnegie Science Center.

Included in general admission.

Moon Mondays

Mondays, June 24–Aug. 26
11 am

Early learners and their grown-ups will enjoy special presentations of Moon-themed stories in the planetarium, under a full Moon and starry sky in the planetarium! Join us for storytime on Mondays throughout the summer at 11 am.

Included in general admission.

Ready for launch? Plan your visit to the Science Center today!

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