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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.

Move it, Move it!

One Allegheny Ave., Pittsburgh

Jump out of your seat ... touch your feet! Explore how physical activity can help your body do great things! 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:

The Energy Show

One Allegheny Ave., Pittsburgh

In this energy-themed show, learn how energy is harnessed to power our civilization. Explore renewable and non-renewable alternatives, while learning about technologies and careers needed to sustain energy consumption. During the show, learn how to identify energy forms and examples of energy. Sponsored by:

The Beatles Anthology

One Allegheny Ave., Pittsburgh

Nearly 50 years later, the British Invasion has landed in Pittsburgh once again! Take an epic journey and follow George, Paul, John, and Ringo all the way from the early songs like “Twist and Shout” to later hits like Abbey Road’s “Octopus’s Garden”. Prudence, Lucy, and Sgt. Pepper will all be there, too. This is […]

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 […]

High Voltage

One Allegheny Ave., Pittsburgh

This electrifying show features our Tesla Coil and its one-million volt display of light and sound. Presentation includes static charging equipment, magnets, and other concepts of electrical charge. Presented by:

Mission to Mars

One Allegheny Ave., Pittsburgh

Mission to Mars is a special 20-minute program. NASA’s latest and greatest robot has landed on Mars and you can be a part of the excitement! Blast off from Earth to explore Martian canyons, mountains, and polar ice caps. Retrace the mission's harrowing journey through the Martian atmosphere, triumphant touchdown, and exploration of Jezero Crater! […]

Brain Power

One Allegheny Ave., Pittsburgh

Unravel the mystery of our ever changing brain. Challenge your brain to different types of stimuli. Trigger the impulses of neurons and receptors as we explore the main processor of our body. Sponsored by:

Earth and Friends

One Allegheny Ave., Pittsburgh

Early learners will embark on an adventure through the Solar System with their grown-ups as they explore space chemistry together, and visit Earth and its “pals” (the other major planets) as they go around the Sun on a Magic Planet video sphere.