Carnegie Science Center raises money for new Science Pavilion

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(Courtesy Carnegie Science Center)

The Carnegie Museums of Pittsburgh have announced a new fundraising campaign entitled “SPARK! A Campaign for Carnegie Science Center” to raise the $34.5 Million needed to build a new three-story Science Pavilion addition to the current Carnegie Science Center.

Situated along the Ohio River, the Carnegie Science Center was designed by Pittsburgh-based Tasso Katselas in 1991. The new pavilion would add 37,000 square feet of Science Technology Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) Learning Labs and a Special Exhibitions Gallery to the center.

(Courtesy Carnegie Science Center)

The new Science Pavilion will include an 18,000-square-foot Special Exhibitions Hall. (Courtesy Carnegie Science Center)

The new pavilion’s nine STEM Labs would include 5,800 square feet of classrooms. Three of these classrooms would be flexible in size and format to facilitate different classroom needs, and one room will be specifically designed for “young learners.” A multipurpose space will be used for the center’s educator professional development program, the Teaching Excellence Academy.


(Courtesy Carnegie Science Center)

(Courtesy Carnegie Science Center)

The new 14,000 square foot Special Exhibitions Gallery will be able to house large traveling exhibitions and serve as a flex space for larger science educational experiments. The space will also be utilized for lectures, forums, and community discussions. As part of the Carnegie Museum system, theSpecial Exhibitions Gallery will be available for use by the Carnegie Museum of Art, the Carnegie Museum of Natural History, and the Andy Warhol Museum.

So far over $26.5 million has been raised of the $34.5 million needed.

Nine new classrooms will be specially designed for STEM education. (Courtesy Carnegie Science Center)

(Courtesy Carnegie Science Center)

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