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Munchkin Mondays

Mon., Sept. 7
10 am–2 pm

Bring your smallest scientists to Carnegie Science Center for Munchkin Mondays, featuring themed activities just for early learners ages 2–6! Your preschoolers will explore exciting science concepts, while having tons of fun with interactive activities! FREE with Science Center admission!

Each day offers a variety of activities and shows, such as story time, make-and-takes, live science shows in our demonstration theaters, and more! Pick up a schedule the day you visit for the latest theater showtimes.

Munchkin Mondays at Home:

Enjoy a virtual story time from our friends at the Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh! Stories include “Mae Among the Stars” by Roda Ahmed and “Mousetronaut” by Mark E. Kelly.

Courtesy of Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh

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DIY Activity at Home: Sort & Classify Rocks

Become a geologist by sorting rocks!


  • Rocks (all type)
  • Container to hold rocks
  • Magnifying glass (optional)


  • Grab a basket or something to put rocks in.
  • Head out on a walk and keep your eyes peeled on the ground for rocks.
  • Gather an assortment of rocks.
  • Find an area to sit and look through your collection.
  • Dump out your rocks and sort them into groups.


  • What category did you sort your rocks by?
    • Size?
    • Color?
    • Shape?
  • Can you tell if any of your rocks are made from other materials you can recognize?

Child Development Fact:

For further reading:


  • Be sure to only pick up rocks that are in safe areas.
  • Be careful to avoid choking hazards.

Mon., Sept. 7
10 am–2 pm


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10 am–2 pm


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10 am–2 pm


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10 am–2 pm


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10 am–2 pm


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10 am–2 pm


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10 am–2 pm


Mon., Oct. 26
10 am–2 pm