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Week of the Young Child

April 3–7
11 am–2 pm
Free with general admission

Join us in the Little Learner Clubhouse on the fourth floor for a fun-filled week celebrating early learning and young children! Each day there will be dedicated hands-on activities allowing early learners to explore using their senses, participate in challenges, show off their creativity, and take home a souvenir from the day’s activities.

All Week: Buhl Planetarium is hosting Storytime Under the Stars from 11 am–12 pm. Books align with the daily themes.

Music Monday: Tune in for some fun! Explore the sounds of different instruments, sing along to your favorite tunes, and craft a wind instrument to take home!

Tasty Tuesday: Since we are closed to the public on Tuesdays, join us on one of the other days throughout the week to obtain a homemade ice cream kit. Get everything you need to celebrate Tasty Tuesday from the comfort of your own home! Ice cream kits are first-come-first serve throughout the week.

Work Together Wednesday: Do you have what it takes to collaborate towards a common goal? Try out different challenges together including a rover challenge, a cup-stacking challenge, and a packaging peanuts building challenge.

Artsy Thursday: Show off your colorful side by making your own crayons, and crafting faux stained-glass window clings.

Family Friday: Come celebrate families of all kinds, and create your very own recycled family tree.

Sponsored by:

The Heinz Endowments

General Admission

General Admission includes Miniature Railroad & Village®, Mars: The Next Giant Leap, Highmark SportsWorks®, four floors of interactive exhibits, live demonstration shows, planetarium astronomy shows, and the USS Requin (SS 481). We ask that all visitors (including Members) to secure your tickets online in advance of arriving. There is no surcharge for online ticket purchases.

Please note: Tickets are being sold up to four weeks in advance. If you would like to purchase your tickets more than four weeks in advance, please call 412.237.3400 between 9 am and 5 pm and our team will assist you.

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All sales are final, no cancellations or refunds.

Carnegie Science Center reserves the right to cancel any program one week before it begins due to insufficient registration. In case of inclement weather, please check the website to see if a program has been canceled. All registered participants will receive a full refund in the case of cancellation.

Safety Policy: Based on current best practices, we require masks for program participants and program staff when the Allegheny County COVID-19 Community Level designation is at the red/high mark.

NOTICE FOR ALL BUYERS – By attending an in-person event at any of the Carnegie Museums of Pittsburgh, you and any guests agree to voluntarily assume all risks related to exposure to COVID-19 and agree not to hold any presenting entities, artists, and the venue; or any of their affiliates, directors, officers, employees, agents, contractors, or volunteers liable for any illness or injury.