Carnegie Science Center has partnered with Duquesne Light to offer a day of environmentally themed programming for all ages on Martin Luther King Day.
Thanks to Duquesne Light’s sponsorship, all visitors will enjoy free general admission, a free Omnimax film, and free parking on Duquesne Light Conservation Day, Monday, Jan. 16.
“Martin Luther King Day always is a great time to focus on community, and we’re excited to partner with Duquesne Light to offer a day of fun and education with a special focus on conservation,” says Ann Metzger, co-director of the Science Center.
During Duquesne Light Conservation Day, visitors will be able to explore the Science Center’s four floors of hands-on exhibits plus Highmark SportsWorks® and will have the opportunity to watch an environmentally themed Omnimax film, Grand Canyon Adventure, on the biggest screen in Pittsburgh.
A live theater show called Home Makeover: Green Edition will be part of the festivities. Developed in cooperation with Duquesne Light, this show is among the offerings of the Science Center’s Science on the Road program, which takes entertaining and educational science-oriented stage shows to schools across the region. Another Science on the Road show that will be featured as part of Conservation Day is Captain Green’s Time Machine.
“Partnering with the Science Center provides us with a wonderful opportunity to reach out to a younger audience, and to the community, as a way to convey the importance of energy conservation,” says Joey Vallarian, spokesperson for Duquesne Light. “Together we hope to inspire the next generation to be wise users of energy, and make it fun along the way.”
“We really appreciate Duquesne Light’s sponsorship in making this special day available at no cost to people throughout our region,” says Ron Baillie, co-director of the Science Center.
Also on site from 11 am to 3 pm will be Dunkin Donuts, selling specially designed travel mugs. The mugs sell for $9.99 and entitle the holder to 99-cent hot coffee refills at Dunkin Donuts though Sept. 30, 2012 – and they contain a coupon good for a free child's general admission to Carnegie Science Center with the purchase of an adult general admission (an $11.95 value). The mug’s design, carrying the theme of “The Universe Runs On Dunkin,” was the winner in a contest held by Dunkin Donuts and the Science Center last summer. Proceeds from mug sales benefit in part the Science Center’s youth programming.
General admission, Omnimax films, and parking spaces on Conservation Day are subject to availability.