EXPRESS: Programs for Seniors  

seniors in hillmanEXciting PRograms ESpecially for Seniors, combining offerings from several local cultural institutions! 

These programs from Pittsburgh's cultural and educational institutions are designed with senior citizens in mind. Activity directors, seniors, and agency personnel have worked together to develop this creative programming option.

Scheduling senior programs through the EXPRESS office located at Carnegie Museum of Natural History allows one-call access to programs from multiple institutions.

EXPRESS programs are $100 per group per presentation. Travel expenses may also apply.

For more information or to schedule EXPRESS programs at your site, call 412.688.8687 or fax 412.622.3419.


Closer Look at Nature 

  • Birds
  • Butterflies
  • Reptiles
  • Mammals (PA or African Savanna)
  • Suitcase for Survival (illegal trade in endangered animals)
  • Pittsburgh Zoo (visit with live animals and learn about zoos)
  • Rocks & Minerals
  • Whales
  • Geology, History, and Climate

Carnegie Science Center 

  • Gumshoe Science
  • Neurobics
  • Science Below Zero (Liquid Nitrogen Ice Cream)

Cultural Connections 

  • Ancient Egyptians
  • Native Americans
  • The Inuit—Living With Ice!
  • Lewis & Clark—Journey West
  • The Horse (how the horse changed human culture and how people have adapted the horse)

Behind the Scenes at the Museum 

  • The Making of a Hall (Africa or Arctic)
  • Bringing the Dinosaurs to Pittsburgh
  • Dippy, This Is Your Life (Diplodocus, Carnegie's first dinosaur)

Pittsburgh Zoo & PPG Aquarium 

  • The Zoo: Then and Now
    This program begins with a short PowerPoint presentation that focuses on the Pittsburgh Zoo's century of growth. The presentation includes photos of the Zoo as it stood in 1898 and how it looks today. The audience will then be introduced to three small live animals from the Zoo's Education Department. Please note: a room that can be completely darkened is needed for this program.
  • Zoorific Animals, PA Animals, Endangered Species, Extreme Animals
    These four programs have furs, pelts, skulls, skins, feathers, and other touchable animal biofacts to provide participants with the opportunity to feel different textures, observe different patterns, and learn more about the animals found all over the world. The audience will then be introduced to three small live animals from the Zoo's Education Department.

Frick Art and History Center 

  • All That Glitters is Not Gold
    Life in the Gilded Age has been described as opulent and genteel. Using the Henry Clay Frick home, Clayton, as a microcosm of Gilded Age society, join a discussion about what life was really like in turn-of-the-century Pittsburgh, whether you were millionaire or maid.
  • Excess and Beauty: Decorating the Gilded Age HomeDecoration in the Gilded Age was influenced by ancient and modern world cultures. Homes were a reflection of wealth, status and the owner’s commitment to refinement. This illustrated talk traces some of these influences in decorating, particularly as they appear in the Henry Clay Frick home, Clayton.
  • The Homestead Steel StrikeA seminal event of the era, the Homestead Steel Strike of 1892 changed the face of labor. Explore the main characters of this drama of American industrial history: Henry Clay Frick, Andrew Carnegie, and the union laborers of the Carnegie Steel Company.
  • From Horse and Carriage to Horseless CarriageIn the early years of 20th century Pittsburgh, carriages and cars shared the road. Using period images from the Frick’s Car and Carriage Museum and artifacts of the era, look at these changes in transportation and their impact inside our city and travels beyond.