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Part of Carnegie Science Center’s Coral Reef Packs Up for Transport to Washington, D.C.


Reef outgrows its aquarium tank, to be welcomed at National Aquarium

WHEN: Friday, Jan. 7 10:30 am

Carnegie Science Center (Pittsburgh’s North Shore, next to Heinz Field)
One Allegheny Avenue
Pittsburgh, PA 15212

WHY: One of the coral reefs in Carnegie Science Center’s SeaScape exhibit has thrived so well that it has outgrown its aquarium tank. Dave Sobal, aquarium animal coordinator at the Science Center, has been in contact with the National Aquarium in Washington, D.C., about providing it a new home. On Friday morning at 10:30 am, Sobal will be packing it up to transport to Washington.

About Carnegie Science Center
Carnegie Science Center brings the world of science alive for visitors of all ages. One of the four Carnegie Museums of Pittsburgh, the Science Center features hands-on exhibits, three live demonstration theaters, a four-story Omnimax theater, Highmark SportsWorks®, an interactive full-dome digital planetarium, a Cold War-era submarine moored on Pittsburgh’s Ohio River, the world’s largest and most comprehensive robotics exhibition, and a world-renowned model railroad display. Carnegie Science Center is located at One Allegheny Avenue on Pittsburgh’s North Shore next to Heinz Field. Visit

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. In 2008, the museums reached more than 1.4 million people through exhibitions, educational programs, outreach activities, and special events.


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