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Munchkin Mondays

Mon., Sept. 14
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:

Learn about opera tots, opera in the neighborhood, opera your way, and enrichment videos from our friends at the Pittsburgh Festival Opera! Click on the link below for the student and parent portal!

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Password: OPera2020!

Courtesy of Pittsburgh Festival Opera

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DIY Activity at Home: Shaker Eggs

Create your own instrument at home!


  • Plastic eggs or any closable containers
  • Beads or any small items that fit inside of the container
  • Washi tape


  • Open egg and place small items inside.
  • Securely place the lid on.
  • You can give it a quick shake to see if you like the sound.
  • When satisfied, use the washi tape to wrap around the seam of the egg and also around the egg in the opposite direction.


  • Use your new instruments to enhance a family dance party or sing-along. You can even play along during Music Monday!

Child Development Fact: Children are able to follow the beat of a song before understanding the words. Also, moving to the rhythm promotes gross motor development. For further reading: opens in a new window


  • Be careful to avoid choking hazards.

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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., Sept. 28
10 am–2 pm


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10 am–2 pm


Mon., Oct. 12
10 am–2 pm


Mon., Oct. 19
10 am–2 pm


Mon., Oct. 26
10 am–2 pm