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MessFest Sat., Aug. 20


Date: Sat., Aug. 20

It’s time for MESSY SCIENCE!

End the summer with science and spend a day full of hands-on, interactive experiments that teach real scientific principles.

  • Explore the science of surface tension by making bubbles longer than a car!
  • Channel your inner engineer and build a contraption to protect an egg from a 16-foot drop.
  • Create messy art with super soaker graffiti!
  • Test your science knowledge and your hand-eye coordination at our Science Dunk Tank!
  • Make your very own batch of slime.
  • Smash strawberries and use chemistry to extract DNA.
  • Create an exothermic reaction with the classic elephant toothpaste experiment!

We strongly encourage that you purchase your tickets online in advance of arriving. Buy yours today!

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General Admission

General Admission includes Miniature Railroad & Village®, Highmark SportsWorks®, GUITAR: The Instrument That Rocked The World, four floors of interactive exhibits, live demonstration shows, planetarium astronomy shows, and the USS Requin (SS 481).

Currently the USS Requin is open daily from 10 am–4:30 pm, depending on weather and river conditions.

We ask all visitors (including Members) to secure your tickets online in advance of arriving – all tickets will be timed reservations to ensure we can maintain limited building capacity while reducing any wait time for our visitors. There is no surcharge for online ticket purchases. A limited number of tickets are reserved for on-site purchase at the ticket counter on a first-come, first-served basis.

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