New Year fun comes to the Carnegie Science Center

December 25, 2012 by  

Now that Christmas Day is here and the shopping trips are over, parents everywhere will be looking for things for their children to do during their time off school. One great place for the family to have fun together is the Carnegie Science Center.

A special annual event held on New Year’s Day at the Science Center is MessFest. It involves all kinds of messy fun for kids such as playing with gooey slime and Oobleck, digging in ‘Mars soil’, finger painting, making their own sidewalk chalk, creating ‘egg-stanauts’ and launching them into space, and learning all about soda from the Plant Pop. Kids have a habit of getting messy and this event will teach them about science while doing so.

MessFest will take place at the Carnegie Science Center on January 1 from 10:00 am – 4:00 pm. Admission is $17.95 for adults and $11.95 for children aged 3 – 12.

This New Year’s Day is also part of Grown Up Days which happens every Tuesday. There is a lower admission price for those aged 65 and up and parents or grandparents will be able to have a coffee break and chat with others their own age. They will also receive a 20% discount at the gift shop.

Many parents will also have time off work at the moment, so there will be plenty of opportunities to have fun together. Pittsburgh parents will no doubt be looking for flyers or other advertising materials produced by local printing companies to let them know what is else happening in the city.