|Visitors Can Choose the Amount They Wish To Pay on the Summer Solstice by Bringing in a Preserved Snowball
|PITTSBURGH, Jan. 3, 2014 — Carnegie Science Center is offering a unique opportunity to capture a bit of this week’s snowfall now, preserve it for a few months, then bring it in—and celebrate the Summer Solstice with a special “Name Your Own Price” Day.
All visitors who make a snowball this winter, save it in their freezer, and bring it in on the first day of summer, Saturday, June 21, will be able to choose what they pay for general admission.
In addition to naming their own price, every person who brings a snowball to the Science Center will be able to launch it into the Ohio River (weather permitting).
In past years, hundreds of snowballs survived the winter and spring in freezers throughout the region and made their way to the Science Center—in coolers, freezer bags, frosty coffee cans, and plastic storage containers.
The Science Center invites visitors of all ages to start stockpiling snowballs now and remember these snowy facts:
|About Carnegie Science Center
Carnegie Science Center is dedicated to inspiring learning and curiosity by connecting science and technology with everyday life. By making science both relevant and fun, the Science Center’s goal is to increase science literacy in the region and motivate young people to seek careers in science and technology. One of the four Carnegie Museums of Pittsburgh, the Science Center is Pittsburgh’s premier science exploration destination, reaching more than 700,000 people annually through its hands-on exhibits, camps, classes and off-site education programs.
About Carnegie Museums of Pittsburgh
Founded by Andrew Carnegie in 1895, Carnegie Museums of Pittsburgh is a collection of four distinctive museums dedicated to exploration through art and science: Carnegie Museum of Art, Carnegie Museum of Natural History, Carnegie Science Center, and the Andy Warhol Museum. Annually, the museums reach more than 1.2 million people through exhibitions, educational programs, outreach activities and special events.
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