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Bring a snowball and name your own price at the CSC


Carnegie Science Center is celebrating the beginning of summer with Snowball Day, on Sunday, June 21. On Snowball Day, visitors who bring in saved snowballs can name their own price for general admission.

The annual event brings hundreds of snowballs that survived in freezers throughout the region to the Science Center — in coolers, freezer bags, frosty coffee cans, and plastic storage containers, among other vessels. Part of the challenge will be to keep the snowballs from melting en route.

Participating visitors will have a chance to take part in a Snowball Day tradition from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.: Banishing winter by launching their icy relics into the Ohio River. The Science Center will debut a new ultimate snowball slingshot this year.

In recognition of the Summer Solstice, the Science Center will present two live science demonstration shows to help visitors beat the heat. “Science in a Scoop,” about the science of ice cream, will be shown in the BodyStage, presented by Allegheny Health Network, at noon, 2 p.m., and 4 p.m. “Freeze!” will be presented in the Works Theater at 11 a.m., 1 p.m., and 3 p.m. “Freeze!” explores the chilling effects of super-cold liquid nitrogen on balloons, rubber balls, and more.

Visitors will also get to enjoy the Science Center’s new exhibition, H2Oh!: Why Our Rivers Matter.

Normal rates apply for parking that day, as well as prices for Omnimax movies and laser show prices.

For more details, visit or call 412-237-3400.


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