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Carnegie Science Center invites you to ‘MessFest’ no New Year’s Day

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Start the year off messy at the Carnegie Science Center with a one of a kind tradition that is only found at CSC once a year. On Wednesday, January 1, 2014 the Carnegie Science Center will be hosting its seventh annual MessFest celebration and this year’s promises to be the sloppiest, goopiest, gooiest and messiest ever.

Mess Fest is a program that features hands-on activities that involve all manner of mess. The event runs from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. There’s slime to play and experiment with that will turn all four floors into a messy playground. While there, check out the crowd favorite oobleck a gooey substance that feels solid when picked up then turns liquid right in your hands (not to worry, it’s made of cornstarch and water and is easy to clean off of clothing).

Feel like being an engineer? Invent a protective covering for a raw egg that will protect this “egg-stronaut” from breaking when dropped from a height onto the pavement. Become a messy artist with finger painting, learn how to make sidewalk chalk out of plaster of Paris and tempera paint. There is even a “pi” eating contest (it’s actually pudding but at the Science Center it is called pi).

At various times during the day there will be exciting high energy and gross theater programs including “Plant Pop Extreme” (in the Kitchen Theatre) and “Messy Minute Challenge” in the Works Theater.

MessFest is sponsored by WISH 99.7, Mr. Waterheater, and PA Cyber. All messy activities are included with general admission to the Science Center. Visitors are advised: YouWILL get messy -- and whatever you do, don’t dress up! Visit CarnegieScienceCenter.org or call 412.237.3400 for more details.

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.

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