Carnegie Science Center Hosts MessFest, Aug. 22 (Pittsburgh)

Aspiring scientists and messy explorers of all ages are invited to Carnegie Science Center on Sunday, Aug. 22 for MessFest. Presented by PPG and sponsored by WISH 99.7, this family-friendly event features interactive, messy and fun experiments like egg-drop challenges, bubble science, slime demonstrations and more!

Free with general admission, visitors will also have a chance to extract DNA from strawberries, design their own squirt gun art, make slime in a bag and learn about surface tension with huge bubbles. Some outdoor events to check out during the event include explosive reactions of the classic elephant toothpaste experiment and answering science trivia with a super science dunk tank game.

Activities will run from 10am to 5pm. In addition to the messy activities, visitors can experience high-energy programs in the Science Center’s BodyStage, presented by Allegheny Health Network.

Admission to MessFest is included with a general admission ticket to the Science Center. Online timed ticket purchasing is strongly encouraged for all visitors including museum members.

Staff members will be wearing masks, and the center strongly encourages all visitors age 2 and over to wear masks as well.

The center is located at One Allegheny Ave., Pittsburgh, PA 15212.