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The Science Behind Pixar comes to Carnegie Science Center

Carnegie Science Center in Pittsburgh has welcomed a new STEM-themed exhibition based on the science behind award-winning Pixar films such as Toy Story, Monsters Inc and Finding Nemo




The Science Behind Pixar offers STEM activities themed around the creation of Pixar’s most popular characters   Credit: Carnegie Science Center

Pittsburgh’s Carnegie Science Center has welcomed characters including Buzz Lightyear, Woody, Mike and Sulley, and Nemo to the popular US attraction with a new STEM-themed exhibition - The Science Behind Pixar.

Covering two storeys and 12,000sq ft (1,100sq m), the exhibition debuts on May 25, running through to January 5 next year, with the experience inviting visitors to explore the minds of the artists and computer scientists who help bring Pixar’s award-winning films to the big screen.

More than 50 hands-on interactive STEM-themed activities are on offer, including creating a robot friend for WALL-E with magnetic body parts, exploring a large recreation of a set from A Bug’s Life, and adjusting the lighting to change the mood of a scene from Up.

As well as offering lessons in STEM, through the exhibit, visitors can take pictures with life-size re-creations of characters from Pixar hits, including photo opportunities with Buzz Lightyear, Sully and Mike, Nemo, and Wall-E.

Through the rest of the year, visitors will also be able to extend their Pixar experience, with screenings of Toy Story and other movies, a scavenger hunt of Pixar figures, and ‘Laser Movie Magic’ in the Buhl Planetarium Dome. Also planned are sensory-sensitive Pixar-themed events, which will take place in August and November, as well as an adults-only event, which takes place September 13.

“As Pittsburgh’s most-visited museum, the Science Center strives to connect visitors of all ages with science that ignites curiosity that endures for a lifetime,” said Jason Brown, Henry Buhl, Jr, director of Carnegie Science Center.

“The Science Behind Pixar exhibition invites visitors to learn how technology, storytelling, and creativity come together to create iconic movies like Toy Story, Monsters, Inc., and Finding Nemo.”

For more information and to purchase tickets, click here


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The Science Behind Pixar comes to Carnegie Science Center

Carnegie Science Center in Pittsburgh has welcomed a new STEM-themed exhibition based on the science behind award-winning Pixar films such as Toy Story, Monsters Inc and Finding Nemo




The Science Behind Pixar offers STEM activities themed around the creation of Pixar’s most popular characters   Credit: Carnegie Science Center

Pittsburgh’s Carnegie Science Center has welcomed characters including Buzz Lightyear, Woody, Mike and Sulley, and Nemo to the popular US attraction with a new STEM-themed exhibition - The Science Behind Pixar.

Covering two storeys and 12,000sq ft (1,100sq m), the exhibition debuts on May 25, running through to January 5 next year, with the experience inviting visitors to explore the minds of the artists and computer scientists who help bring Pixar’s award-winning films to the big screen.

More than 50 hands-on interactive STEM-themed activities are on offer, including creating a robot friend for WALL-E with magnetic body parts, exploring a large recreation of a set from A Bug’s Life, and adjusting the lighting to change the mood of a scene from Up.

As well as offering lessons in STEM, through the exhibit, visitors can take pictures with life-size re-creations of characters from Pixar hits, including photo opportunities with Buzz Lightyear, Sully and Mike, Nemo, and Wall-E.

Through the rest of the year, visitors will also be able to extend their Pixar experience, with screenings of Toy Story and other movies, a scavenger hunt of Pixar figures, and ‘Laser Movie Magic’ in the Buhl Planetarium Dome. Also planned are sensory-sensitive Pixar-themed events, which will take place in August and November, as well as an adults-only event, which takes place September 13.

“As Pittsburgh’s most-visited museum, the Science Center strives to connect visitors of all ages with science that ignites curiosity that endures for a lifetime,” said Jason Brown, Henry Buhl, Jr, director of Carnegie Science Center.

“The Science Behind Pixar exhibition invites visitors to learn how technology, storytelling, and creativity come together to create iconic movies like Toy Story, Monsters, Inc., and Finding Nemo.”

For more information and to purchase tickets, click here


 



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