ShareThis Page
Art & Museums

Welcome the new year with a 'mess' at Carnegie Science Center

Mary Pickels
| Tuesday, Dec. 18, 2018, 11:03 a.m.
Carnegie Science Center will hold its 13th annual MessFest on Jan. 1.
carnegiesciencecenter.org
Carnegie Science Center will hold its 13th annual MessFest on Jan. 1.

Some people may plan to welcome the new year quietly, perhaps with a nice brunch and coffee. Lots of coffee.

But the younger members of the family, who may have gotten a good night’s rest on New Year’s Eve, might enjoy a little fun ruckus of their own on Jan. 1.

If you anticipate your kids may want to welcome in the new year, Carnegie Science Center’s 13th annual MessFess on Pittsburgh’s North Side might be the ticket.

The obviously “messy” celebration is free with general admission, and, according to a release, offers the “slimiest, yuckiest, and gooiest activities for visitors of all ages.”

Hear that, mom and dad?

From 10 a.m. to 5 pm, visitors get hands-on (literally) with the gooey substance Oobleck, share their creative side with finger painting, and enjoy a pudding “Pi” eating contest. The Egg Drop activity invites visitors to engineer a package for raw eggs that will protect their “egg-stronauts” as the eggs hurtle over a two-story drop.

Visitors will get messy, the release advises, so leave the nice new holiday duds at home and wear your “messiest” play clothes.

Details: 412-237-3400 or CarnegieScienceCenter.org

Mary Pickels is a Tribune-Review staff writer. You can contact Mary at 724-836-5401, mpickels@tribweb.com or via Twitter @MaryPickels.

TribLIVE commenting policy

You are solely responsible for your comments and by using TribLive.com you agree to our Terms of Service.

We moderate comments. Our goal is to provide substantive commentary for a general readership. By screening submissions, we provide a space where readers can share intelligent and informed commentary that enhances the quality of our news and information.

While most comments will be posted if they are on-topic and not abusive, moderating decisions are subjective. We will make them as carefully and consistently as we can. Because of the volume of reader comments, we cannot review individual moderation decisions with readers.

We value thoughtful comments representing a range of views that make their point quickly and politely. We make an effort to protect discussions from repeated comments either by the same reader or different readers

We follow the same standards for taste as the daily newspaper. A few things we won't tolerate: personal attacks, obscenity, vulgarity, profanity (including expletives and letters followed by dashes), commercial promotion, impersonations, incoherence, proselytizing and SHOUTING. Don't include URLs to Web sites.

We do not edit comments. They are either approved or deleted. We reserve the right to edit a comment that is quoted or excerpted in an article. In this case, we may fix spelling and punctuation.

We welcome strong opinions and criticism of our work, but we don't want comments to become bogged down with discussions of our policies and we will moderate accordingly.

We appreciate it when readers and people quoted in articles or blog posts point out errors of fact or emphasis and will investigate all assertions. But these suggestions should be sent via e-mail. To avoid distracting other readers, we won't publish comments that suggest a correction. Instead, corrections will be made in a blog post or in an article.

click me