• Photo of storm cloud looming over grassy meadow
  • Closing at 4 pm on Sunday, Oct. 2; closed all day Oct. 9.


Cost: Free with Admission
Date: Feb 5, 2016 Daily until Feb 6, 2016

Explore the fascinating science of weather and geosciences! Through activity tables, explore geography, geology, meteorology, and more.

Activities are available on:

Friday, Feb. 5, from 10 am - 2 pm
Saturday, Feb. 6,
from 10 am - 5 pm

At StormFest:

  • Make your own take-home fossil prints.
  • Play with raindrops, and discover the processes of collision and coalesce.
  • Learn about high and low weather pressure systems that affect you every day.
  • Make your own unique paper snowflake to take home. Find out if snow is colorless!
  • Get in the shoes of the weather professionals and make your own weather map.
  •  It's fun to have your ‘head in the clouds'—create your own and find out what type it is.
  • Explore the steps of the water cycle through colored beads on a bracelet.
  • Find out differences in density with a water experiment and see how it connects to the water cycle and weather.
  • Glurch? What's Glurch?! Come find out.
  • Have you ever made your own thermometer? Here's your chance.
  • Tornadoes can be observed from the comfort of Carnegie Science Center with the tornado in a jar activity.
  • On Saturday, young kids will love "Nick the Weather Dude," Nick Walker from the Weather Channel.
  • Experience SolarQuest Live! in the Buhl Planetarium and explore space weather themes.
  • Lava bottles, wind socks, rain sticks, handprint suns and more: find out about weather and storms through the different activities.
  • For a few dollars more, experience powerful weather on the biggest screen in Pittsburgh with Forces of Nature or Tornado Alley at Rangos Omnimax Theater.

The annual educational outreach event is hosted in partnership with California University of Pennsylvania's Southwestern Pennsylvania Chapter of the American Meteorological Society.

Presented in partnership with

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Sponsored by:

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