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Messy fun at Science Center on New Year's


MessFest, Carnegie Science Center’s one-of-a-kind tradition to kick off the New Year with a very messy – and very fun – start, is back.

Carnegie Science Center is breaking out all of its slimiest, yuckiest, and gooiest activities for MessFest 2016 on Friday, Jan. 1. This is the ninth annual MessFest celebration.

MessFest features special, hands-on activities that are available only on the first day of the year. From 10 a.m.-5 p.m., visitors are invited to experiment and enjoy as the Science Center turns its four floors of exhibits into a messy playground.

With handfuls of activities for all, dress for the mess. Gooey-substance-turned-solid-turned-liquid Oobleck returns as a fan favorite. The Egg Drop activity invites visitors to engineer a package for raw eggs that will protect their “egg-stronauts” as they are dropped from a height to the pavement below. Kids can become messy artists with finger painting and compete in a pudding “pi”-eating contest. New activities for 2016 include dropping objects to figure out how a meteor makes an impact and making hand prints at Highmark SportsWorks®.

Along with the activity tables, visitors can experience the Science Center’s most explosive, high-energy, and grossly entertaining theater programs: “Kaboom!” in the Works Theater; “Say Cheese,” sponsored by Clearview Federal Credit Union; and “It’s Alimentary, Watson,” sponsored by Allegheny Health Network in the BodyStage.

MessFest activities are included with general admission to the Science Center. Visitors are advised: You will get messy, and whatever you do, don’t dress up!

Visit or call 412-237-3400 for more details.


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