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Carnegie Science Center Lights Up The Night With Sleepover


Fireworks demonstrations, glow-in-the-dark activities, science exploration, and prime views of the downtown skyline complete special overnight offering

PITTSBURGH — Carnegie Science Center, located next to Heinz Field on Pittsburgh’s North Shore, boasts some of the best views of the downtown skyline. On Friday, Nov. 19, it will welcome hundreds of visitors for the Light Up Night® Sleepover, featuring activities, demonstrations, and plenty of time to explore—and the opportunity to watch the fireworks show on this special night in the city.

The overnight experience will include demonstrations on the science behind fireworks, glow-in-the-dark activities, a laser show, an Omnimax movie, a late-night snack, and a continental breakfast. Check-in begins at 6 pm, and the sleepover ends at 10 am on Saturday, Nov. 20—the day the beloved Miniature Railroad & Village® will reopen to the public for the 2010 holiday season. Participants are encouraged to stay the rest of the day and take advantage of free general admission included with the sleepover cost, which also includes Highmark SportsWorks® and the USS Requin.

“Our Light Up Night® Sleepover is a completely unique way for families to kick off an unforgettable holiday season and celebrate one of the most special nights in Pittsburgh,” says Jessica Lausch, director of Visitor Experience at Carnegie Science Center. “Adding lots of science to the night will surely be an illuminating experience for everyone.”

Cost for the sleepover is $35 per person, and parking is included. Sleepovers at Carnegie Science Center are sponsored by Bob Evans Restaurants.

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 2009, the museums reached more than 1.2 million people through exhibitions, educational programs, outreach activities, and special events.


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