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Science on the Road: Frequent Questions

How far will Carnegie Science Center travel?

Anywhere! We’ve been across Pennsylvania and as far away as Arizona, Nevada, and even California!

Is there a travel charge?

There is no travel charge for programs located within 24 miles of Carnegie Science Center or those located within Allegheny County. Other locations have a travel charge that is calculated by mileage. Sites that are far away from Pittsburgh may incur a hotel charge.

What kind of space do you require?

We offer a wide variety of programs scaled to different-sized spaces. Assembly programs work best in a gymnasium or auditorium.

STEM-by-the-Hour, Science of Health programs, and Classroom-size activities are designed for smaller spaces. Specific requirements for shows can be found on our website.

If you’re not sure if the space you have available will work for a particular program, contact us at 412-237-3400. One of our reservation specialists will discuss the possibilities.

What if school is canceled because of weather or for another reason on the day we have scheduled a show?

Please let us know as soon as you learn that school is closed. If you have booked more than one Assembly Program, or have added a Hands-On experience to an assembly program and school has a 2-hour delay, we may have to cancel the show. We are happy to reschedule for another date. Please note that for schools more than 24 miles away, if we have already traveled and incurred a hotel charge, you will still have to pay our travel and hotel expenses in the event of a cancelation.

Do Science on the Road educators have the appropriate clearances to present in schools?

All Science on the Road educators have a Pennsylvania Child Abuse History Clearance, Pennsylvania State Police Criminal Record Check, and FBI Fingerprint Criminal Background Check.

You have some great options, but I’m not sure what’s going to be a good fit for my needs. Can you help me decide?

Of course! Call our reservations department at 412-237-3400. Someone from our team will help guide you to the program that fits your time, educational needs, and budget.

How do I book a Science on the Road program?

Visit our registration page for all the details you need to plan your science event!