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What’s That Sound

One Allegheny Ave., Pittsburgh

Is this a high sound or a low sound? Early learners are led in rhythm and song as they learn to predict whether an object will make a deep boom or a high-pitched squeak based on its size and shape. Everyone gets to tap a Boomwhacker and delight in the musical tones of a steel […]

On Fire!

One Allegheny Ave., Pittsburgh

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!

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Beginner’s Guide to the Universe

One Allegheny Ave., Pittsburgh

Go on a guided tour of the night sky without leaving Pittsburgh! You’ll travel beyond our solar system and beyond our own Milky Way Galaxy to the farthest reaches of our cosmos.

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Sounds Like Science

One Allegheny Ave., Pittsburgh

Can you hear that? It sounds like science! Learn the anatomy and science of how we hear the world around us. That's music to our ears!

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Big Astronomy

One Allegheny Ave., Pittsburgh

Explore the world-class observatories nestled in northern Chile's mountains and learn why Chile, with its beautiful mountain ranges and clear, cloudless skies, create an ideal environment for studying the cosmos. It takes many people with diverse backgrounds, talents, and skills to run a world-class observatory. Meet a few of these people as they share the […]