New Year New Experiences


Skal International Pittsburgh Chapter celebrated the new year with a new Skal experience at the Carnegie Science Center. The 2nd floor exhibit area was transformed into a unique reception space with food stations and presentation platform. Skalleagues were able to explore the world's largest permanent robotics exhibition, roboworld™ and take a walking tour of western Pennsylvania at the world-renowned Miniature Railroad & Village®.

The Science Center has the ability to host events on every floor from the renting the entire building to the 5th floor balcony area. Each floor offers a new experience with different exhibits to explore. For example, SportWorks is a popular space for team building activities and birthday parties, which offers close to 30 interactive experiences in three areas: LifeWorks, Physics of Sports, and Sports Challenge. Even bring science to your event. The Science Center offers a portable planetarium – great for proms!

Director of Special Events, Tamara Birchfield presented the Carnegie Science Center expansion plan for the $29.8 million four-floor, 48,0000-square-foot PPG Science Pavilion in 2018. The beautiful addition is part of the SPARK! Campaign, which has collected $42.5 million, and is designed to complement the North Shore riverfront, while offering a one-of-a-kind destination for public exploration in science and technology.

FedEx Stem Learning Labs

Six-thousand square feet of the ground floor will house nine specialized classrooms, which are designed to handle inquiry-based instruction and project-based learning, giving students the freedom and the space to investigate problems encountered in real-world situations. Of the nine, two rooms are designated specially for early learners, and the other a wet lab, to support biology, chemistry and physics programs.

This space can also be used for meetings with capacities up to 100. The Science Center looks forward to hosting classes, workshops, summer camps, teacher professional development, and STEM education programs.