Inventions and innovations born in Pittsburgh have impacted the world, and new STEAM programs aim to connect the historical impact of these achievements with the scientific process and understanding that made them possible. Join us to explore the work of John Brashear and Samuel Langley and create a mini-spectroscope!
From the pre-revolutionary drama of the French & Indian War to the legendary match-ups of the Super Steelers, discover 250 years of Pittsburgh history at the Senator John Heinz History Center. An affiliate of the Smithsonian Institution, the History Center is the largest history museum in Pennsylvania. The 275,000 sq. ft. museum – recently named “Best Museum” by the readers of Pittsburgh Magazine – features six floors of long-term and changing exhibition space, including the Western Pennsylvania Sports Museum, a dynamic museum-within-a-museum, and the Library & Archives, an extensive scholarly resource documenting 250 years of life in Western Pennsylvania. The History Center presents the most compelling stories from American history with a Western Pennsylvania connection, all in an interactive environment perfect for visitors of every age!