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Carnegie Science Center hosts annual ‘snowball day’ where you name your price

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Bring your preserved snowball to the Science Center and you can name your general admission fee for that day

One thing for sure, there was no lack of snow this past winter for those wishing to put aside a couple of snowballs for this favorite event at the Carnegie Science Center. With the temperatures going up, Friday, June 20, 2014 is just around the corner and that means “Snowball Day” when visitors who bring their saved snowballs can name their own price for general admission.

This annual event sees hundreds of snowballs making the trek from the freezer to the Science Center via coolers, freezer bags, frosty coffee cans and plastic storage containers just to name a few. Those snowballs whose owners have master the art of cold preservation in the predicted 80 degree temperatures will be launched (weather permitting) into the Ohio River from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

Those visiting the Center for the day will also get to see the new exhibit “BLUE!”. Also, in honor of the summer solstice, the Science Center will present the stage show “Solar Quest: Living With Our Star”. This 45 minute assembly show will be held at 2:00 p.m. in the Bayer Science Stage and will take the audience on an information adventure about our Sun. Learn how our Sun works, how it is studied and how it interacts with the Earth. The show is free with general admission.

Normal rates apply for parking that day, as well as prices for Omnimax movies and laser show prices. The Science Center is open from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Sunday – Friday, and 10:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. Saturdays (but closed on Saturday, June 21). For more details, or call (412) 237-3400.

About Carnegie Science Center

Carnegie Science Center is dedicated to inspiring learning and curiosity by connecting science and technology with everyday life. By making science both relevant and fun, the Science Center’s goal is to increase science literacy in the region and motivate young people to seek careers in science and technology. One of the four Carnegie Museums of Pittsburgh, the Science Center is Pittsburgh’s premier science exploration destination, reaching more than 700,000 people annually through its hands-on exhibits, camps, classes, and off-site education programs.

About Carnegie Museums of Pittsburgh

Founded by Andrew Carnegie in 1895, Carnegie Museums of Pittsburgh is a collection of four distinctive museums dedicated to exploration through art and science: Carnegie Museum of Art, Carnegie Museum of Natural History, Carnegie Science Center, and The Andy Warhol Museum. Annually, the museums reach more than 1.2 million people through exhibitions, educational programs, outreach activities, and special events.