As showcased in the IMAX¨ film Born To Be Wild 3D, elephants and their keepers form strong bonds that can last long after the elephants have returned to the wild.

Carnegie Science Center

January 19
10 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Don’t miss the free day at the  Carnegie Science Center on January 19!

From 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., all visitors to the North Shore destination will enjoy free general admission, parking and an Omnimax film. Get set to race toward a sustainable future, see an Omnimax film on the biggest screen in Pittsburgh and meet Wattley, the eight-foot Duquesne Light mascot.

Celebrating Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Day, Duquesne Light and Carnegie Science Center are teaming up to co-present Duquesne Light Conservation Day, a free day focused especially on community, conservation and protecting and preserving the environment.

During the live theater show, Home Makeover: Green Edition, enjoy a hair-raising experience on a Van de Graaff Generator, score points by making energy-efficient choices as a game show contestant and feel the ZAP! of electricity in a literal “lightning round.”

Think you’re green enough to save the planet? Join Captain Green’s Time Machine in a riveting quest to save the environment. Travel around the world and back as dazzling demos illustrate the history and science of climate change. Explore innovation by solving environmental issues, and then take control of “Spaceship Earth” as you race against time to secure a sustainable future.

Explore four floors of hands-on exhibits inside the Science Center, and then pop into Highmark SportsWorks to enjoy 30 interactive experiences featured in the LifeWorks, Physics of Sports and Sports Challenge areas. Go on a wild simulator ride into the body, become a human yo-yo, scale a 25-foot rock wall and adjust your center of gravity to “hang ten” on Skateboard Stability.

Next, head to the Omnimax Theater to be transported to lush rainforests and rugged savannahs during the exciting nature-themed film, Born to be Wild. Follow along as orphaned orangutans and elephants are rescued, rehabilitated and returned back to the wild during this extraordinary and heartwarming adventure tale.

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Jennifer has worked at the Mattress Factory, Brooklyn Museum of Art and Dahesh Museum of Art and is co-author of Pittsburgh Signs Project: 250 Signs of Western Pennsylvania. She also is co-coordinator of Handmade Arcade. Musically, she is in a band called The Garment District and is a founding member of Brooklyn's The Ladybug Transistor.