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Carnegie Science Center of Pittsburgh to host July 4th fireworks blowout

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The event includes scientific fun all day long as well as the best view of the city fireworks

Tickets are now on sale for the Carnegie Science Center’s July 4th Fireworks Blowout that features the best spot in Pittsburgh to watch the fireworks display. During the day, guests will be able to roam the four floors of hands-on exhibits, participate in challenges at the Highmark Sports Works®, view movies in the Omnimax theater and see a laser show. The Center’s Fireworks Blowout event will be open Friday, July 4, 2014 from 6:00 to 11:00 p.m.

As part of the package, visitors can view Born to be Wild in Rangos Omnimax Theater, see the live show Fire and Ice, and experience the live Works Theater show Illumination Sensation, which explores the science of light. During one special performance, an aerialist will dance suspended in the air on silks. Attendees can also watch a patriotic laser show, Spirit of America, featuring music by John Fogerty, Garth Brooks, and John Mellencamp.

The cost per person is $39 for lawn viewing; parking is free with advance registration. This special price includes one popcorn and soda for each attendee to enjoy during the evening. Additional food items will be available for purchase.

“The annual Fireworks Blowout has grown into one of Carnegie Science Center’s most popular events,” said Steve Kovac, director of Visitor Services. “Visitors get the opportunity to see Pittsburgh’s famous fireworks show from our prime location on the North Shore and learn all about the science behind fireworks and light.”

Those with other plans for the evening can still explore the Science Center during the day, from 10:00 a.m. — 5:00 p.m., at regular admission prices. Members visit free during the day.

All exhibits, Omnimax movies, laser shows, and demonstrations will shut down during the fireworks show, scheduled to begin around 9:30 pm. Exhibit areas will remain closed for the rest of the evening. One final laser show, Omnimax movie, and Fire and Ice show will run after the fireworks.

To register, call (412) 237-3400, then press 7.

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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