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.

Program Details

Length of program: 45 minutes
Fee: $120 per session
Maximum capacity: 30 students per session

Live Animal Program Details

Length of program: 45 minutes
Fee: $200 per session
Maximum capacity: 30 students per session
Only available Monday, Wednesday, and Friday
Limited to 4 sessions per day; sessions must be in the same room
Must have access to electricity and water

Registration

To register, call 412.622.3289 or email GroupVisits@carnegiemuseums.org 

Aligator

Step 1: Choose your topic.

NEW!  LIVE ANIMAL PROGRAM: Be a Herpetologist
Bring out your wild side with live exotic amphibians and reptiles at your site. Learn how to observe them like a scientist using real scientific tools. Examine up close the amazing adaptations that help them to survive in the wild, and test the herpetologist in you through hands-on science activities. It will be a wiggly good time.
Standard Connection:
3.1 Biological Science

NEW!  Adventures in Archaeology
Dig into the past using real archaeological techniques. Find clues about how ancient humans lived using real and replica artifacts.
Standard Connection:
8.1 Historical Analysis and Skills Development
8.4 World History

NEW!  Let’s Get Slimy!
Coming in January 2015
Slip on in to the world of slugs and snails. Explore their slimy adaptations and observe them up close using real scientific tools.
Standard Connection:
3.1 Biological Science

Dino Detectives
Travel back in time to a world ruled by massive plant eaters and vicious carnivores.
Standard Connection:
3.1 Biological Science
3.3 Earth and Space Sciences

Rock and Mineral Hounds
Read the story of Earth’s past as recorded in rocks by investigating their properties and exploring the cycle of rock formation and recycling.
Standard Connection:
3.3 Earth and Space Sciences

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.
Standard Connection:
8.1 Historical Analysis and Skills Development
8.4 World History

American Indian Adventures
Go on an adventure across North America and discover diverse American Indian cultures, exploring their daily life and beliefs by interpreting tools, housing structures, and other objects.
Standard Connection:
8.1 Historical Analysis and Skills Development
8.3 United States History

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.
Standard Connection:
3.1 Biological Science

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.
Standard Connection:
3.1 Biological Science

Step 2: Choose your presentation style.

Science Stations
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
Standard Connection:
3.2 Inquiry and Design

Learn it! Do it!
Experience a dynamic fifteen-minute presentation on your selected topic and follow it up with a hands-on science activity.
Recommended grades: 3–5
Standard Connection:
3.2 Inquiry and Design

A Tour for You!
Enjoy an authentic exploration of objects at your site. 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.
Standard Connection:
3.2 Inquiry and Design

Inclement Weather

Should hazardous conditions result in cancellation of programs, announcements will be made on television stations KDKA, WTAE, and WPXI.

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