Ice Age Animals. Carnegie Science Center’s Ice Age Day encourages visitors to bundle up, learn about all things cold, and discover Titans of the Ice Age in Omnimax.
Ice Age Day programming will be held from 10 am – 5 pm on Saturday, Jan. 31.
Free with general admission to the Science Center, Ice Age Day offers cold-themed activities, including dry ice demonstrations. Visitors can compare their height to that of a woolly mammoth, among other hands-on science activities. A blubber glove experiment will encourage visitors to determine the most effective insulation and will explain first-hand how animals stay warm in frigid temperatures.
Courtesy of Carnegie Museum of Natural History, Ice Age animal touchables will be on hand, including mammoth, mastodon, and saber-toothed cat teeth, along with a cast of a mastodon foot.
The science show “Freeze!” will explore the chilling effects of super-cold liquid nitrogen on balloons, rubber balls, and batteries. This ever-popular set of live demonstrations explains what happens when things get really cold.
For a few dollars more, visitors can watch the newest film on the biggest screen in Pittsburgh – Titans of the Ice Age, which opened today. Children are encouraged to write a review of the movie, which will be posted at the Science Center.
Titans of the Ice Age, sponsored locally by Pennsylvania Virtual Charter School, transports viewers to the beautiful and otherworldly frozen landscapes of North America, Europe, and Asia 10,000 years before modern civilization. Dazzling computer-generated imagery brings this mysterious era to life. Titans reveals the world of saber-toothed cats and giant sloths to the iconic mammoths, giants both feared and hunted by prehistoric humans: an ancient world of ice, the dawn of our ancestors, a time when humans fought for survival alongside majestic woolly beasts.