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Live Theater Shows

Looking to enhance your field trip experience with a live showcase of dazzling demonstrations? Prepared to be WOW-ed with explosive reactions, cooking demonstrations, biology explorations, and more!

Explore available offerings in the Works Theater:

Earth & Friends

(15 min.)
For Grades PreK–1 (Content themes: Early Learners, Physical Science, Astronomy)
Soar through the Solar System in our Works Theater! Early learners will explore space chemistry as they visit Earth and the other major planets and learn why Earth has the right stuff for life!


(25 min.)
For Grades 1–6 (Content themes: Physical Science)
Learn the states of matter and see the chilling effects of super-cold liquid nitrogen. This ever-popular set of experiments demonstrates just how “cool” solids, liquids, and gases can be.

Presented by:

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(25 min.)
For Grades 7–12 (Content themes: Physical Science, Technology)
This electrifying show features our Tesla Coil and its 1-million-volt display of light and sound. Presentation includes static charging equipment, magnets, and other concepts of electrical charge.

Sponsored by:

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It Came From Outer Space

(25 min.)
For Grades 4–8 (Content themes: Chemistry, Physics)
Blast off with explosive experiments as we discover how technology developed to solve problems in space makes our lives better on Earth. Learn which things you use every day are actually Space Age inventions!

Sponsored by:

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Explore available offerings in the BodyStage:

Taste the Rainbow

(15 min.)
For Grades PreK–1 (Content themes: Early Learners, Health & Nutrition, Botany)
Join us in an adventure full of colorful fruits and vegetables as we explore how families can make healthy food options a part of their daily routine. Early learners will participate in cleaning, classification by color, and identifying edible parts of vegetables and fruits.

Science in a Scoop

(25 min.)
For Grades 1–6 (Content themes: Chemistry, Health & Nutrition, Interaction of Matter & Energy)
Explore the chemistry of ice cream as our science chefs make tasty custard and cool it down with liquid nitrogen.

Sounds Like Science

(25 min.)
For Grades 3–5 (Content themes: Biology, Health & Nutrition, Physical Science)
Can you hear that? It Sounds Like Science. Learn the anatomy and science of how we hear the world around us. That is music to our ears.

No Place Like Home

(25 min.)
For Grades 4–10 (Content themes: Chemistry, Environmental Science)
From the clouds in the air to the soil beneath our feet, the chemistry of our planet is dynamic and delicate. Through unique experiments discover how you can be an environmental chemist and help protect the Earth!

Sponsored by:

Society for Analytical Chemists of Pittsburgh Spectroscopy Society of Pittsburgh 1946

Explore available offerings in the Science Stage:

Zoo Plus Two

(15 min.)
For Grades PreK–1 (Content themes: Early Learners, Mathematics)
We are building a zoo! Help our “zookeeper” count, identify, and feed our animals. Learn shapes as we build the animals homes and sing as our zoo comes to life.

Wheel of Science

(25 min.)
For Grades 1–6 (Content themes: Physical Science, Chemistry)
Come on down! You are the next contestant on Wheel of Science, our fabulous science game show. Spin the wheel to see what science demonstrations will wow you today.

Physics Smash Lab

(25 min.)
For Grades 7–12 (Content themes: Physical Science)
Take physics to the limit! Investigate forces and motion as we smash it, bash it, and crash it.

Contact us to discuss which option is best for your group!

You can fill out this form! opens in a new window with all your needs and we’ll connect with you to work through your reservation. You can also call us at 412.237.3400 between the hours of 9 am–5 pm, Monday–Friday. Our team will help you book the trip that fits your schedule!