ChemFest- National Chemistry Week 

October 20-21, 2017

To celebrate National Chemistry Week, the Science Center invites students to explore a future in the field of chemistry. Discover the reasons why chemistry "matters" through hands-on activities, interactive demonstrations, and exciting presentations.

SciTech Days

November 7-10, 2017

March 6-9, 2018

Serving 6,000+ middle and high school students and teachers annually, SciTech Days connects students to real-world scientists and engineers form more than 40 companies and universities through a wide range of hands-on experiences including exhibits, workshops, and stage shows.

Student Energy Summit

November 30-December 1, 2017

Middle and high school students will explore the science of energy with a range of hands-on activities and interactions with local energy experts. Topics include energy production and consumption, recent advances in scientific knowledge, renewable and non-renewable energy sources, wise consumer choices, and careers in various energy fields.

Storybook STEM

January 23, 2018

To celebrate National Reading Day, this program for students in grades 2-4 combines STEM and language arts through hands-on activities highlighting STEM concepts in children’s stories. Activities are derived from books on the required reading lists for each grade to enrich existing curriculum. STEM concepts come to life even for students who have not read the books. The program sparks an interest in reading through engaging, story-aligned activities. The event will feature both 20-minute scheduled activities and open, tabletop experiences. Participants also learn about related STEM careers through role playing and making connections with real world occupations.

Engineer The Future

February 22-24, 2018

Students explore the range of engineering opportunities by engaging in hands-on activities, interacting with engineering professionals, and watching presentations at more than 50 event tables.

CompSci Adventure with Alice and Cozmo

April 6, 2018

Carnegie Science Center is partnering with Carnegie Mellon’s Computer Science faculty and students to engage middle schoolers in these introductory, hands-on workshops. Students learn how to use CMU’s open source software, Alice, to create an animated story of their own design. They also learn the programming basics of the Cozmo Robot® and then put their newfound knowledge to work. Participants gain insights into educational and career opportunities in the field and the many ways that computer science impacts every facet of modern life.

CompSci Creativity Challenge

April 6, 2018

From 5-10 PM, high school learners, guided by CMU computer science students, will compete in teams to solve a wide range of computer science-focused challenges. There will be lots of fun for everyone and prizes for the highest scoring teams. Participants may register as individuals or as part of a team. Beginners and more experienced students are welcome.

 

Summer Camps

Investigate science careers, experiment with roller coasters, build a bridge, explore our city and navigate the three rivers... Carnegie Science Center summer camps let your child discover science as a fun, creative way to explore the world. With Carnegie Science Center as home base, summer campers have access to hundreds of hands-on exhibits, the world-class high-definition Buhl Planetarium, a real Cold War submarine, live science demonstration shows, Highmark SportsWorks®, and dozens of science communication professionals.

Build It: Girls Maker Camp

(Ages 10-11 Full Day Camps)

In this maker camp designed especially for girls, experience 3D printing, laser cutting and etching, and vinyl cutting in a friendly and fun atmosphere! Fab Lab educators work with campers to create daily projects to take home.