Science After Dark Programs Promise Learning Fun All Night Long!
For those budding scientists who hate to leave the Science Center at the end of the day, the Carnegie Science Center has developed programs to extend the fun. The Center’s “Spring Science After Dark” offers families or Scout Troops the opportunity to spend the night to further their nocturnal science knowledge.
Participants are given the chance to explore circadian rhythms and hibernation theories or investigate ultraviolet light in a glow room. There will also be chances to test their reflexes with a simulated sleep deprivation challenge or if they want to catch some Zs they can make a sleep mask and slumber away.
The program includes complete access to four floors of public exhibits, special themed activities, an Omnimax movie, a planetarium or laser show as well as a live theater science show.
Sleepovers cost just $35.00 per person and include a late night snack, continental breakfast, parking and free admission to the Center on the day following the sleepover.
Upcoming Sleepover Dates and Themes
February 14, 2014
Boy Scouts Sleepover (Boys Only)
March 7, 2014
March 15, 2014
March 21, 2014
Science Fair Sleepover
March 28, 2014
April 11, 2014
May 2, 2014
Girl Scout Sleepover (Girls Only)
May 9, 2014
The Science Center also offers programs for those not quite prepared to spend the entire night. “The Jammie Jams Almost Overnighter” is for grownups with smaller scientists who have access to the Center from 5:30 to 9:00 p.m. with themed activities designed for early learners ages 2-6. Guests enjoy an evening of make and take activities, live theater show, story time and access to the four floors of public exhibits. Before you leave you even get a pre-bedtime snack. Children are encouraged to come in their pajamas. The cost is just $15.00 per child and $10.00 per adult. The next Jammie Jam will be held May 10, 2014.
For more information about Sleepovers and Almost Overnighter programs or to register for the fun, visit CarnegieScienceCenter.org and click on the “programs” menu, or call 412.237.1637.
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.