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Storytime Under the Stars

One Allegheny Ave., Pittsburgh

Early learners and their grown-ups are invited to enjoy science-themed stories under a starry sky! Have a seat on a carpet square, gather ‘round our storyteller, and relax under a bright and beaming Moon in our planetarium. Storytime Under the Stars is a 15-minute program for early learners and their grown-ups.

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 […]

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 […]

Laser Galactic Odyssey

One Allegheny Ave., Pittsburgh

Take a musical journey of laser light! Blast off to your favorite interstellar tunes as we fly through space at the speed of light. Fun for all ages.

Tasteful Tidbits: Science of Taste & Smell

One Allegheny Ave., Pittsburgh

This show demonstrates how the tongue and nose unite to decode the flavors of food.  Visitors will discover the biochemistry behind the sense of taste, why scientists think these senses exist, and how they may have been a matter of survival for our ancestors. Sponsored by:

Stars Over Pittsburgh

One Allegheny Ave., Pittsburgh

Lights out, heads up, stars on! This live show guides you through the current night sky, showing you how to locate the planets and constellations you can see from your own backyard, as well as the phases of the Moon. Presented by:

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!

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 […]