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Sensory Sensitive Science Hours 2021

Cost: General Admission
Date: 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.

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

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., 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!