Field Trip Friday


Today was Field Trip Friday!

We spent the day at the Carnegie Science Center and Sports Works:

“The Carnegie Science Center is the most visited museum in Pittsburgh. It has four floors of interactive exhibits. Among its attractions are the Buhl Planetarium (which features the latest in digital projection technology), the Rangos Omnimax Theater (promoted as “the biggest screen in Pittsburgh”), SportsWorks, the Miniature Railroad & Village, the USS Requin (a World War II submarine) and roboworld, touted as “the world’s largest permanent robotics exhibition.” The roboworld exhibition contains more than 30 interactive displays featuring “all things robotic”, and is also the first physical home for Carnegie Mellon University’s Robot Hall of Fame.”

In the month of January the museum is offering $5.00 admission for groups. This is quite the discount from the usual price. Since our family membership that my parents gifted us  for Ozzie’s adoption has expired, this was a good excuse to visit at a price we could afford.  (Thank you, Rose, for planning this fun day!)

Our entire co-op attended with the exception of a few who were home sick. With the exception of a few other groups there were very few people there that day. It was a treat to be able to explore and participate in all the hands-on fun without lines or crowds. 🙂

It was a wonderful way to spend a blustery Friday in January. The kids got in some “friend time”, moms were able to visit, kids ran off/ climbed off/ jumped off extra energy, and we all learned some cool science lessons to boot. It was a win/win sort of day!


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Our crew walking over to Sports Works, a separate building that houses many interactive displays that explore the science behind sports and the human body.

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Inside Sports Works. The kids loved the low crowds.

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Ozzie having fun on the trampoline.

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Some of the teens in our co-op.

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Rusty taking a ride. I swear, every day he gets taller and taller!

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Tyler rock climbing. He made it the top…24 feet.

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One of the exhibits inside the science center was “H2O.” This exhibit was all about water. These were the seats in that room. 🙂

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The girls taking a break to ponder the meaning of life. 🙂

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At this exhibit the kids were able to step in front of a green screen, read a teleprompter, and report the weather,


A GIANT game of “Operation.”

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Three adorable woodland creatures popping out to say “hello.”

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The miniature railroad room is my favorite part of the museum. I could spend hours examining all the magical details of this miniature world.

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I think Ozzie, Grace, and Olivia would agree.

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Tyler could spend hours playing with the floating balls.

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Centrifugal Force is so fun!

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Getting ready to take off in the roller coaster simulator.


What a fun way to enjoy Science!

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