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Sensory Sensitive Science Hours 2021

Cost: General Admission
Date: Sun., June 27 and Sun., Aug. 15
Time: 9 am–Noon

Children and adults who are on the autism spectrum or have sensory sensitivities are invited to Carnegie Science Center’s Sensory Sensitive Science Hours on select Sundays from 9 am–noon. Exhibit lights and sound effects will be adjusted and special activities will be added to foster a safe, welcoming, and most of all, fun, environment for all visitors.

This program is made possible with support from the Jack Buncher Foundation.

Special programming during Sensory Sensitive Science Hours:

Jumping Jack Theater presents: Starshine!

FREE experience: Pre-registration required!

Enjoy a sensory-friendly theater experience on Sun., June 27 and Sun., Aug. 15 at 9 am, 10 am, 11 am, and noon. Specifically for children (grades K-5) and families with sensory sensitivities, create your own constellation, learn how to dust a star, dance with asteroids, and hear the soothing sounds of space! It’s a unique, immersive experience!

Starshine! takes place in the Science Center’s outdoor parking lot and within Jumping Jack Theater’s new mobile storytelling trailer (weather permitting).

Seating is limited to one group with a maximum of three people per performance, and each group must include at least one caregiver. Pre-registration is required by calling 412.237.3400 or via email at

See a preview of the Starshine! experience by Jumping Jack!

Plan your on-site visit:

Building capacity is limited to 25% to ensure ample social distancing. Our mask policy is strictly enforced, and we have enhanced surface cleaning and increased fresh airflow in the building. In addition, our air-filtration system exceeds American Society of Heating, Refrigerating, and Air-Conditioning (ASHRAE) recommendations. You and everyone in your group will also undergo temperature checks using a touchless thermometer. Timed tickets required for entry. Buy yours today!