Thursday, April 20, 2017

SCIENCE CENTER HOSTS 21+ CONSTRUCTION NIGHT

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Carnegie Science Center invites guests to learn about the science of construction at the next no-kids night. 21 + Construction happens Friday, April 28, from 6 – 10 pm. The event theme is inspired by the current Science Pavilion construction, which will expand the Science Center’s exhibit and event spaces. As always, 21+ Night features cash bars, snacks available for purchase, and the chance to experience the exhibits with no kids! Live music will be provided by local band “Nightly Standard” in the Science Center’s Robot Lounge.

Guests will join City Theatre staff members and the production team from the theater's upcoming play Ironbound, a riveting portrait of an independent Polish immigrant searching for the American Dream. Theatre staff will discuss the process of bringing a play from the page to the stage. Guests will have the opportunity to build their own scene with recycled materials in front of the Science Center's Green Screen using lines from the play and virtual backdrops. City Theatre scenic designers will also host interactive demonstrations about set construction using auto and hand drafting and display scenic models from past and current productions.

Other activities will include making boats out of foil and testing various vessels to see which holds the most weight, creating structures out of the blocks from the science center’s BLUE! exhibit, and engineering with construction tables full of LEGO bricks and K’nex pieces. Guests will also learn about modern rapid prototyping with a 3D printer demonstration from the Science Center’s FabLab.

For a few dollars more, guests can watch the newest Omnimax Movie Dream Big. See firsthand how bridges are made in undeveloped countries, how buildings are designed to survive an earthquake, and how a high school team used feminine hygiene to compete in a robotics competition against elite colleges.

Proper identification is required, and all guests must show ID at the door. Tickets cost $12 in advance and $17 at the door. For more information and to register, visit CarnegieScienceCenter.org.

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