Carnegie Science Center: Science Workshops
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  • Science Workshops
  • Science Workshops
  • Closing at 4 pm on Sunday, Oct. 2; closed all day Oct. 9.


Register By Phone

8:30 am - 4:30 pm, Mon - Fri

In case of inclement weather, please call the above number to see if a program has been cancelled.

Science Workshops

Have fun discovering and learning about tons of science topics! Call 412.237.1637 to register or for more info. Advance registration is required for all programs.

Family Workshops

Family bonding with a scientific twist on select Sundays from 1 – 3 pm. For ages 6 and up!

Workshop cost:
$15 adult / $10 child members
$18 adult / $13 child non-members

Glowing Science
Oct. 2 Register Now!
Have you ever wondered why a firefly lights up, or how some objects glow in the dark? Discover the science behind luminescence and fluorescence as you make some eye catching projects.

The Science of Movies
Nov. 6 Register Now!
From 3D glasses to special effects, learn about the science that goes into making your favorite films. Make dry ice fog, turn videos on your smart device into a 3D hologram, and step in front of a Green Screen to put yourself in the movie!

LED Ornaments
Dec. 11 Register Now!
Combining science with creativity never looked so festive!  Make a light up holiday ornament and learn the science behind these sparkling little semiconductors.

Tech Programs

Put your Minecraft engineering skills to the test in this two-day workshop. Design and build on a cooperative Minecraft server, then watch as we 3D-print your creation.

Note: This camp uses the PC version of Minecraft. Experience with keyboards and mice is strongly encouraged

Cost: $45 for both days

Oct. 15 - 16 – Register Now!
1 – 4 pm (Ages 7 - 9)

Dec. 10 - 11 – Register Now!
1 – 4 pm (Ages 10 - 12)

Programming with Scratch
Combine creativity, math, and computer skills in this introduction to programming. Use the simple language of Scratch to create your own interactive games and animations.

Cost: $45

Nov. 5 – Register Now!
1 – 4 pm (Ages 6 - 10)

Dec. 11 – Register Now!
9 -Noon (Ages 6 - 10)

App Design

Discover just how much programming, math, and imagination go into creating an app for everyday use. Learn some coding, test out prototypes, and design an app of your very own.

*Participants should bring a bagged lunch.

Cost: $45

Oct. 22 – Register Now!
9 am – 4 pm (Ages 12+)

E-Textile Workshop: Light Up Monsters

Combine sewing and electronics to make an adorable light-up monster just in time for Halloween! Participants will learn about circuits and programming while using a LilyTiny microcontroller to design the lights on their hand-crafted plush. Sewing experience is helpful, but not required.

Cost: $40 (Includes material fees).
Need-based scholarships are available.

Oct. 29 – Register Now!
Noon – 4 pm (Ages 10 - 14)

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