Science Adventure Classes
Customize your outreach program so it's just right for you. First, choose your topic, then select the way you want us to present it. Every program is designed to expand your knowledge with engaging activities and real or replica objects.
Length of program: 45 minutes
Fee: $120 per session ($200 per session for the Rockin' Reptiles topic)
Maximum capacity: 30 students/adults per session
To register, call 412.622.3289 or email GroupVisits@carnegiemuseums.org
Step 1: Choose your topic.
NEW! Baby Animals
Have you ever looked at a habitat and wondered what baby animal could thrive there? Investigate with us! We'll inspect three habitats and hypothesize which baby animals from our living collection could live there. Our baby animals will even make an appearance before the program ends! Baby Animals is available beginning June 1, 2017.
NEW! Rockin' Reptiles
We bring live exotic reptiles to your site. Learn what they eat and how to observe them using real scientific tools. Get up-close to examine their amazing adaptations. Discover how they survive in the wild.
Adventures in Archaeology
Explore the past using authentic archaeological techniques. Find clues in the real and replica artifacts and interpret how ancient humans used them.
Let's Get Slimy!
Slip on in to the slimy world of snails using live aquatic and terrestrial snails. Exquisite shells from the museum's collection help you understand how these fascinating creatures are adapted to their environment.
Updated! Dino Detectives
Exciting new replica fossils, specimens and activities help you explore the prehistoric world of dinosaurs. Use your observations to determine who is an herbivore, carnivore, or omnivore.
Updated! Rock and Mineral Hounds
Cool new rock specimens help participants read the story of Earth's past. Investigate the properties of rocks and minerals using scientific tools.
Exploring Ancient Egypt
Unearth the wonders of ancient Egypt by linking its art, architecture, writing, artifacts, and mummies with the unique desert landscape along the Nile.
American Indian Adventures
Go on an adventure to discover the richness of the native cultures. Explore traditional daily life and beliefs by interpreting tools, housing structure, and other objects.
Updated! Fur, Feathers, and Scales
Compare and contrast patterns on fur, feathers, and scales in real specimens from our educational loan collection, and tie these observations to animal survival strategies.
Creepy Crawlies and Things with Wings
Look closely at the wonderful world of insects. Learn about their unique features and behaviors to understand why they belong to the most diverse and largest animal group on Earth.
Step 2: Choose your presentation style.
Students travel through four hands-on stations for one amazing scientific experience: Activity Station, Imagination Station, Data Collection Station, and Analysis Station.
Recommended grades: Pre K-3
Learn it! Do it!
Experience a dynamic fifteen-minute presentation on your selected topic and follow it up with a hands-on inquiry-based activity.
Recommended grades: 3-5
A Tour for You!
Enjoy an authentic exploration of museum objects. Expert Museum Educators will lead your group through a 45-minute “tour” of touchable artifacts and fossils.
Great for senior citizens’ centers, libraries, high schools, and other facilities.
Should hazardous conditions result in cancellation of programs, announcements will be made on television stations KDKA, WTAE, and WPXI.