21+ Night to feature the art and science of glass
Call up the baby sitter and mark your calendar for Friday, November 15, 2013 as the Carnegie Science Center will be hosting “21+ Glass”, an event geared just for grownups. Adults 21 and older will be able to tour four floors of science exhibits as well as trying their creative hands on special glass themed activities…and the best part is “no kids allowed”.
Science Center Guests will be invited to learn all about the science of melting glass as artists from the Pittsburgh Glass Center will be on hand to instruct. Learn how lightning forms glass in nature. There will be a special presentation in the Works Theater’s metal foundry as well as live music for your entertainment from the Pittsburgh band “Balloon Ride Fantasy”.
Want to exercise a bit of creative talent? For an additional fee, guests can construct their own multicolored fused glass tile. The fee is $25 in advance or $30 day of the event and allows you to participate in a scheduled tile making class. The tiles will be fired up at the Pittsburgh Glass Center and will be available for pick-up at their location at a later date.
With all the walking and creating you may feel yourself getting hungry. Not to worry. Snacks will be available for purchase and as at all other 21+ events there is a cash bar stocked with a variety of drinkables. For those who do not think it is too early to think about Christmas, the XPLOR Store will be open for those wishing to get the jump on the holiday season.
21 + Night runs from 6:00 to 10:00 p.m. and costs just $10 for tickets purchased by noon the day of the event, or $15 for tickets purchased at the door. Visitors will also receive $15 in free slot play at Rivers Casino (just a short walk away!) after registration.
Carnegie Science Center’s monthly 21+ Nights are sponsored by Trib Total Media, Bob FM, Q 92.9, and Yelp. The USS Requin submarine and Highmark SportsWorks® will not be open that evening; the Miniature Railroad & Village is closed until Nov. 29 for its annual refurbishment.
For more information or to buy tickets, visit CarnegieScienceCenter.org.
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.