Center for Lifelong Science Learning

Strategic pillar: We are deepening collaboration among Carnegie Museums of Pittsburgh, universities, schools, and the community. By strengthening these partnerships, we are leveraging our scientific expertise and educational resources for the benefit of all.


  • Discovery Basecamp provides families with direct access to museum collections and staff, encouraging visitors to explore and understand science and nature in their daily lives—from stink bugs to Marcellus Shale.
  • Talk Back Walls invite visitors to share their impressions of science in society, to offer evidence in support of their points of view, and to initiate ongoing conversations about topics as diverse as deer hunting, evolution, and land management. 
  • An increase in education staff in our galleries facilitates deeper learning and allows the museum to better meet diverse social, physical, and cognitive needs.
  • Vibrant youth programs encourage deeper involvement with the museum by university students and high school students, encouraging them to explore careers in science, and catalyzing community engagement with the museum.


  • ASSET Inc.
  • California Academy of Sciences
  • Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh
  • Carnegie Mellon School of Design
  • Carnegie Mellon University CREATE Lab
  • Carnegie Museum of Art
  • Carnegie Science Center
  • Columbia University
  • The Franklin Institute in Philadelphia
  • Frick Environmental Learning Center
  • Institute for Learning Innovation
  • The Koshland Museum in D.C.
  • NASA National Aviary
  • NSF
  • NYSCI in New York City
  • Phipps Conservatory and Botanical Gardens
  • Pittsburgh Parks Conservancy
  • Pittsburgh Public Schools
  • Pittsburgh Zoo and PPG Aquarium
  • Smithsonian Museum of Natural History
  • University of Pittsburgh
  • University of Pittsburgh Center for Learning in Out-of-School Environments