Content themes: Physical Science, Biology, Human Endeavor, Health & Nutrition, Science & Technology, Engineering & Technology
Here's the perfect opportunity to use kids' love of sports as a gateway to talk about foundational science concepts related to sports, physical activity, and health. As your students roam the gallery, they will explore and discover the physics of sports, nutrition and health, and try our exciting sports challenges. Your students won't just learn the science—they'll experience it! Opens daily at 10 am.
SpacePlace – Opens Nov. 16
Content themes: Engineering & Technology, Physical Science, Astronomy, Environmental Sciences
Ever wonder what it would be like to be an astronaut? Here's your chance to find out! Experience weightlessness on a 21-foot 'zero' gravity climbing wall and explore sections of a two-story, walk-in replica of the International Space Station. Plus, discover artifacts, space images, mission patches, and even a flight suit!
Content themes: Human Endeavors, Mathematics, Engineering & Technology
Gear up for a bot-tastic time with more than two dozen exhibits all about how robots think, sense, and act. Challenge a binary being to a game of air hockey or basketball, and learn about the roboticists who bring robots to life. Challenge your idea on what it means to be a robot.
Miniature Railroad & Village®
Presented by Bombardier
Content themes: History, Human Endeavors, Engineering & Technology, Environmental Science, Mathematics, Early Learners
See western Pennsylvania's landmarks like you've never seen them before! Let speeding locomotives guide your eyes through this wee world. The season-changing landscape is packed with more than 2,000 miniature replicas and more than 100 animated characters and scenes. The Miniature Railroad & Village® will close on Monday, Oct. 8, and will reopen Friday, Nov. 16.
Content themes: Plants, Animals, Ecosystems, Microorganisms, Environmental Stewardship, Early Learners
Discover the ecosystem of a coral reef, learn about symbiosis, observe feedings, zoom in on microscopic sea life, and watch seahorses and clownfish. Plus, travel the globe with the touch of a finger with our new Google Earth installation.
Content themes: Engineering & Technology, Physical Science
Students observe, experience, and quantify the scientific concepts behind directing an animated video, designing an electric circuit, harnessing the power of water, and more! Immerse your students in exploration that encourages open-ended inquiry and problem solving.
Exploration Station, Jr.
Content themes: Physical Science, Early Learners
Students in preschool and kindergarten will enjoy using machines in the ball factory, watching animals, building structures in the construction zone, and manipulating water in Exploration Station, Jr. Play is serious research for young scientists—it's how they learn the laws that govern our physical world. When booking, ask about reserving this exhibit space.
Content themes: Biology, Engineering & Technology, Health & Nutrition, Human Endeavors
Get your hands on gamma rays, lasers, and X-rays! Simulate real procedures used by doctors. Learn about cutting-edge advances in medical technology that help save lives around the world.
Content themes: Engineering & Technology, History, Mathematics, Physical Science, Human Endeavors
Dive into science aboard a real Cold War-era submarine! Interactive kiosks and recreated living quarters give visitors an authentic sense of how our country's Navy veterans lived and the technology they relied on. The submarine will be closed weekdays December through February; it will reopen March 1, 2013.
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