Ready to shake off the winter blues? Spring into FREE family fun at Pittsburgh’s most-visited museum.

Duquesne Light Community Day at Carnegie Science Center happens on Sun., March 24, and features free general admission for all visitors.

Explore four floors of hands-on exhibits, plus Highmark SportsWorks®, a Miniature Railroad & Village®, the USS Requin (SS 481) Cold War-era submarine, and Buhl Planetarium. All these exhibits are free that day, presented by Duquesne Light Company*. In demonstration theaters, visitors experience hair-raising, live explosive reactions, kitchen chemistry, and a crash course on the basics of biology. Tours of the galactic universe in Buhl Planetarium, a domed theater, are designed for every age group.

Highmark SportsWorks® offers sports-related interactive exhibits. Traverse a 25-foot climbing wall, challenge your speed with that of an Olympic sprinter, become a human yo-yo, defy gravity on a ropes course, play virtual sports using green-screen technology, and test your reaction speed against an ice hockey goalie, among other activities.

There are more than 200 hands-on exhibits in Carnegie Science Center that captivate and excites visitor of all ages. From water activities to robots, there is something for everyone to enjoy. Aspiring scientists age 6 and under will love The Little Learner Clubhouse, powered by PNC Grow Up Great®, a nature-inspired hub with a water table, tomato stand, button wall, and more.

*Planetarium programs and theater shows are subject to availability. Parking, XPLOR Store, The Rangos Giant Cinema, Da Vinci The Exhibition, and the RiverView Café are not included with free general admission.

This article is sponsored by the Carnegie Science Center. Carnegie Science Center delights, educates, and inspires through interactive experiences in science and technology. The Science Center is located on Pittsburgh’s North Shore along the banks of the Ohio River and is accessible to persons with disabilities. 

Duquesne Light Company (DLC) has been investing in southwestern Pennsylvania for more than 135 years. Dedicated to bringing a lot more than light to the Pittsburgh region because we don’t just work here, we live here. From Aliquippa to Wilmerding, we’re helping to create healthy, vibrant communities through philanthropic support and volunteerism.