STEM Adventure: Scholars
Capacity: 25 students per adventure
Enhance a school field trip by adding on a STEM Adventure experience! Students can embark on an exciting, themed learning opportunity during their field trip to the Science Center.
Cost: $16 per student (includes General Admission Field Trip experience)
STEM Adventure must be booked at least three weeks in advance by calling 412.237.3400 between the hours of 9 am–5 pm, Monday–Friday.
Choose your spring mission!
*Denotes the following experiences that include a 30-minute gallery tour and a 30-minute workshop.
**Denotes the following experiences that are a 60-minute workshop.
**Basics of Blastoff: Learn how Newton’s Three Laws of Motion can launch a rocket and create solutions to launch the greatest payload possible to the classroom ceiling in this explosive workshop. Your students will see what it takes to get astronauts into orbit, traveling 17,500 miles per hour and learn what goes on inside of a rocket engine by observing and launching safe rockets indoors.
**Drop The Base: Enter the lab in this chemical adventure! Participants will use real scientific equipment in our fully-featured FedEx STEM Learning Labs to investigate the pH of different household liquids, categorize mystery chemicals, and learn about wet lab safety protocols.
*Water You Up To?: Prepare to get wet and learn about the interplay between local weather, Pittsburgh’s infrastructure, and the health and safety of our local ecosystem. Participants will take a tour through H2Oh! and the Field Station where they will be able interact with exhibits and observe local wildlife. Participants will then go back to the FedEx STEM Learning Labs where they will perform water testing to learn about human impact on water quality and wildlife.
Seasonal spring offering: Available Jan. 2–May 31, 2024
Enter the Drone Zone: This adventure is a meeting of aerodynamics, computer programming, and robotics in which participants will learn all about how aircraft fly, and even get to do some flying themselves. Student will observe drone flight, learn about how the drone senses the world around it, and use object-based programming to navigate a drone through an obstacle course. Participants will leave knowing more about how drones can be used in the world, as well as more about computer science and debugging.
BOOK NOW: Contact our Reservations Team at 412.237.3400 between the hours of 9 am–5 pm, Monday–Friday.
Generously supported by Howmet Aerospace Foundation
This program is a part of the Center for STEM Education and Career Development. Learn more about our partners.