Friday, January 15, 2010

Carnegie Science Center Offers Free Day

The Carnegie Science Center and Duquesne Light partnered to offer an admission-free day of environmentally-themed programming for all ages on Martin Luther King, Junior Day.
Anyone can visit the science center this Monday, January 18 between 10 am and 5 pm to enjoy informative yet fun activities such as a film and a tic-tac-toe game show.
Director of the science center Ron Bailey says plans for having a day like this with Duquesne Light began about a year ago. He says their goals are to provide a day that is built around conservation as a theme and to give people who haven’t been to the center the opportunity to take a look at this wonderful resource that the region has.
Bailey says each program of the day is built around environmental science and conservation.
There will be theater programs, some developed by the science center and others by Duquesne Light.
There will be the four floors of hands-on exhibits that are always available to visitors. People will be able to experience the latest Science on the Road program, Captain Green’s Time Machine.
On the biggest screen in Pittsburgh will be shown an environmentally themed Omnimax film.
Visitors can challenge themselves with Duquesne Light’s “Watt Do You Know?” tic-tac-toe game show.
Bailey says there will be many opportunities for children to learn and experience new things. There will be activities to teach them about water and energy in ways that will engage them with their scientific curiosity.
Bailey says the center and Duquesne Light believes this will be a successful day, and hopes to do it again next year.

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