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Carnegie Science Center presents ‘Blue Moon Weekend’

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Blue Moon Weekend” will explore the questions of Science Fiction or Fact

Weekend will also feature blues performances in “BLUE! eXHIBIT Gallery”

It’s been a Big Blue Summer so far at the Carnegie Science Center and the festivities continue with “Blue Moon Weekend” on July 19 and 20, 2014. This is the second of three blue themed weekends scheduled for the Science Center this summer all of which feature the Center’s newest exhibit “BLUE!”

“Blue Moon Weekend” celebrates the 45th anniversary of the Apollo 11 Moon landing with a detailed exploration between the connections of scientific fact and the limitless boundaries of the human imagination. Guests can learn about current space travel (which includes proposed returns to the moon) and how it differs from Hollywood’s version.

Other weekend activities include artists from Tom Savini’s Special Make-Up Effects Program who will demonstrate how Hollywood transforms humans into out of this world creatures, have your photo taken with a UFO hovering above the city’s skyline, groove to sci-fi tunes, see the show “Frankenscience” and hang out with either a Stormtrooper or Rebel Alliance member from Star Wars. Blue Moon Weekend activities are free with general admission costs.

As part of the ongoing Science Center’s “BLUE! Performance Series” local artists
Wil E. Tri and Ernie Hawkins will play blues tunes on Saturday, July 19 at 1 pm in the BLUE! exhibit gallery. Free with general admission to the Science Center, BLUE! performances are sponsored by Dollar Bank and will be held every Saturday in July and August.

BLUE! is running through January 1, 2015 and is included with general admission. The immersive, hands-on exhibit features molded foam blocks of all shapes and sizes, from small enough to use on a tabletop to huge enough to climb on – and all blue. Visit CarnegieScienceCenter.org 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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