December 7, 2022

Free Science Center Programs for Northside Families and Early Childhood Classrooms

The Carnegie Science Center is offering free programs for Northside families and early childhood classrooms.


Classroom Program

Incoming Landing!
Saturday, 12/10/22 | 10:30 – 11:30 a.m.
For ages 3–5

Space agencies around the world have been working to land spacecraft on other planets since the 1950s. What equipment and tools do you think a spacecraft needs to land safely? Find out by building, playing, and experimenting together! Activities include building and testing parachute landers and rover construction.

Family Program

Blue Planet vs. Red Planet
Saturday, 12/17/22 | 9 – 11 a.m.
For ages 3–5

Northside families can visit at any time to learn about the differences between Earth and Mars. Why can humans live easily on Earth but not on Mars? Is there weather on Mars? Is Earth colder than Mars? Activities include sensory terrain buckets, exploring vehicle movement on Earth vs. Mars, and making a model of Earth and Mars.

Register in advance for these experiences by calling Carnegie Science Center at 412.237.3400 Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. Event attendees will also receive a Carnegie Museums of Pittsburgh Membership while supplies last.