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Carnegie Science Center to host ‘Duquesne Light Conservation Day’, January 20th

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In celebration of Martin Luther King Day there will be free admission, free Omnimax and free parking sponsored by Duquesne Light

The Carnegie Science Center and Duquesne Light (a leader in the transmission and distribution of electric energy throughout southwestern Pennsylvania) will once again be partnering in an environmentally-themed program geared for all ages on Martin Luther King Day. As part of the sponsorship, all guests of the center will enjoy free admission, a free Omnimax film and free parking on Monday, January 20, 2014. The Science Center’s hours will be from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. that day.

“Martin Luther King Day is a great time to focus on community, and we’re excited to offer a day of fun and learning with a special focus on conservation through our partnership with Duquesne Light,” said Ann Metzger, co-director of the Science Center.

While visiting the center on Conservation Day, guests will be allowed to explore the four floors of hands-on exhibits plus Highmark SportsWorks®. The film “Grand Canyon Adventure” will be shown in the Omnimax Theater (Pittsburgh largest movie screen). Also scheduled for the day will be two “Science on the Road” programs including “Home Makeover: Green Edition” (developed in cooperation with Duquesne Light) and Captain Green’s Time Machine”.

“Protecting the environment and conserving energy are among the top priorities at Duquesne Light,” said Lisa Minor, senior community relations specialist at Duquesne Light. “Partnering with Carnegie Science Center, an organization also dedicated to green pursuits, is a great opportunity to educate the community, in a fun way, about the importance of this cause. We really appreciate Duquesne Light’s sponsorship in making this special day available at no cost to people throughout our region,” said Ron Baillie, co-director of the Science Center.

General admission, Omnimax films, and parking spaces on Conservation Day are subject to availability. For more information, 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.

About Duquesne Light Company
Duquesne Light Company is a leader in the transmission and distribution of electric energy, offering superior customer service and reliability to more than half a million customers throughout southwestern Pennsylvania.

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