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Carnegie Science Center to Host Duquesne Light Conservation Day (#FREE)

For Immediate Release
 Jan. 8, 2014
Contact: Susan Zimecki
Office: 412.237.1657
Mobile: 412.290.1583
Duquesne Light Contact: Brian Knavish

General Admission, Omnimax, and Parking Free For All Visitors, Thanks To Duquesne Light
PITTSBURGH, Jan. 8, 2014Carnegie Science Center is once again teaming up with Duquesne Light to host Conservation Day, which will feature environmentally-themed programming for all ages, on Martin Luther King Day.

Thanks to Duquesne Light’s sponsorship, all visitors will enjoy free general admission, a free Omnimax film, and free parking on Monday, Jan. 20. The Science Center will be open from 10 am to 5 pm.

“Martin Luther King Day is a great time to focus on community, and we’re excited to offer a day of fun and learning with a special focus on conservation through our partnership with Duquesne Light,” said Ann Metzger, co-director of the Science Center.

During Conservation Day, visitors will be able to explore the Science Center’s four floors of hands-on exhibits plus Highmark SportsWorks® and will have the opportunity to watch an environmentally themed Omnimax film, Grand Canyon Adventure, on the biggest screen in Pittsburgh.

A live theater show called Home Makeover: Green Edition will be part of the festivities. Developed in cooperation with Duquesne Light, this show is among the offerings of the Science Center’s Science on the Road program, which takes entertaining and educational science-oriented stage shows to schools across the region. Another Science on the Road show that will be featured as part of Conservation Day is Captain Green’s Time Machine.

“Protecting the environment and conserving energy are among the top priorities at Duquesne Light,” said Lisa Minor, senior community relations specialist at Duquesne Light.  “Partnering with Carnegie Science Center, an organization also dedicated to green pursuits, is a great opportunity to educate the community, in a fun way, about the importance of this cause.”  

 “We really appreciate Duquesne Light’s sponsorship in making this special day available at no cost to people throughout our region,” said Ron Baillie, co-director of the Science Center. General admission, Omnimax films, and parking spaces on Conservation Day are subject to availability. For more information, visit

About Carnegie Science Center
Carnegie Science Center is dedicated to inspiring learning and curiosity by connecting science and technology with everyday life. By making science both relevant and fun, the Science Center’s goal is to increase science literacy in the region and motivate young people to seek careers in science and technology. One of the four Carnegie Museums of Pittsburgh, the Science Center is Pittsburgh’s premier science exploration destination, reaching more than 700,000 people annually through its hands-on exhibits, camps, classes and off-site education programs.

About Carnegie Museums of Pittsburgh
Founded by Andrew Carnegie in 1895, Carnegie Museums of Pittsburgh is a collection of four distinctive museums dedicated to exploration through art and science: Carnegie Museum of Art, Carnegie Museum of Natural History, Carnegie Science Center, and the Andy Warhol Museum. Annually, the museums reach more than 1.2 million people through exhibitions, educational programs, outreach activities and special events.

About Duquesne Light Company
Duquesne Light Company is a leader in the transmission and distribution of electric energy, offering superior customer service and reliability to more than half a million customers throughout southwestern Pennsylvania.



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