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Groups & Schools

Welcome to the Center for STEM Education and Career Development

Looking for a special science program brought straight to your school or organization? We can do that. Looking for an unforgettable and educational science museum field trip or virtual education program that aligns with your STEM curriculum? Pittsburgh’s Carnegie Science Center is the place to be! No matter what learning looks like for your students or group this year, we’re here to support you in making science FUN for grades pre-K–12 and beyond – it’s at the Science Center, at your school, or online.

Our Center for STEM Education and Career Development offers a dynamic range of programs and resources designed to help support educators and students on-site, online, and in schools.

By supporting what you’re teaching, our curriculum-aligned programming encourages students to let curiosity drive them, think critically, use teamwork, and creatively express their ideas. From school assemblies and field trips to career exploration programs and educator training workshops, we’re here to prepare the next generation of problem solvers, creative thinkers, and trailblazers for an ever-changing world. Thank you to our sponsors, who aid in making STEM accessible to all students!

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Programs Tailored to Your Grade Level

Pre–K

Pre–K

Bring science to your early learners! Choose from a variety of experiences providing hands-on science learning in a host of eligible content areas.

Grades K–5

Grades K–5

Explore exciting programs and workshops for your elementary students, featuring hands-on, minds-on activities, to inspire curiosity, generate creativity, and develop relevant connections to the world.

Grades 6–8

Grades 6–8

Middle schoolers will learn through co-creation, skill exploration, and active participation in real-world problem solving and projects. Explore available field trip events and programs!

Grades 9–12

Grades 9–12

Community and workforce readiness are the keystone pathways for high school events and programs. Explore workshops that offer mentoring relationships, skill-based experiences, and community connections with critical partners.

Educational Resources and Scientific Research

Join us for Educator Night Out!

Join us for Educator Night Out!

Wed., Feb. 15 | 4–8 pm

FREE event for educators! Interact with exhibits, enjoy special shows and activities, and tour the new blockbuster exhibition, VIKINGS: Warriors of the North Sea.

Groups & Schools Pricing

Groups & Schools Pricing

Register your group or school of 15 or more at least two weeks in advance of your visit date to get the group rate.

Scholarship Funding

Scholarship Funding

See if your school qualifies for a field trip scholarship.

STEMisphere

STEMisphere

Hub listing STEM education resources for pre-K through 12th grade in the southwestern Pennsylvania region.

Online Educator Resources

Online Educator Resources

Engaging lesson plans, activities, and videos from the Science Center’s educators.

Science Impact/Research Information

Science Impact/Research Information

Showcasing the exciting discoveries and impact that science has on our society.

STEM Center Story

Recognized as a leader in developing literacy in STEM, the Center for STEM Education and Career Development is dedicated to identifying and supporting pathways that allow new audiences of young people to see themselves as activists, makers, inventors, healers, and thoughtful connectors in the world.

Read about their stories:

“The reason I keep attending Tour Your Future programs is because I believe that Tour Your Future programs are priceless opportunities. When I go on a Tour Your Future, I have the ability to meet with, to interact with, to ask questions of, and to learn from women professionals in different fields of STEM.”
– 16-year-old Tour Your Future participant

“I had a lot of new experiences with the Science Center and STEM. I [had] a fun time seeing new tech and using new tech at the Science Center.” Another student added, “I learned how to be creative by making something new. It (sic) was fun.”
– 9th grade student from Perry High School

“Last year, I participated in the Pittsburgh Regional Science & Engineering Fair, and I was interviewed for an internship at Magee-Womens Hospital. I was selected for the internship, and while I was there, I participated in a national research study. This study taught me a lot about the research process and about the people involved. I would not have had this opportunity if it wasn’t for the Carnegie Science Center.”
– high school PRSEF student

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