Children & Adult Programs

Sure we have great exhibits at the Weather Discovery Center, but we also offer fun and educational programming! From pre-school to teen to adult, our yearly schedule has something for all ages.

Snow Day Saturday

Join us for our annual Snow Day Saturday on January 19, 2019 from 10 a.m. – 3 p.m.! We’ll have snow fun with our “indoor” snow, snow games, snow activities, snow food and our famous snowball fight! Stop by anytime and stay as long as you like. No need to preregister. Cost is $7.00 per person.

Glow in the Dark Day

It’s all about the glow during this fun program on Saturday, Feb. 23 from 10 a.m. – noon!  We’ll blow glow bubbles, play with glow playdough, get creative with glowing water beads and play glow games! A snack and free time on the exhibits included. Cost is $8 per person. Pre-registration is appreciated, but walk ins welcome. 814-938-1000 or

So You want to Work in Weather?

Love weather enough that you might want to work in the weather service? On Thursday, March 14 from 6-8 p.m. students in grades 7-12 are invited to learn about jobs in the weather service. You’ll hear from a broadcast meteorologist, staff from the National Weather Service Pittsburgh office, and personnel from AccuWeather who work in the “back end” of the forecasting service. There is no cost to attend this program, but pre-registration is necessary by calling 814-938-1000 or e-mailing

Terrifying Twisters

Why do tornadoes form? What states get tornadoes? What’s the difference between a tornado and straight line winds? How can I be safe when there’s a tornado warning?  Learn the answers to these questions and others through activities, interactive learning and games on March 30 from 10 a.m. – noon. Plus have free time on the exhibits and a snack. Cost is $8 per person. Pre-registration is appreciated, but walk ins welcome. 814-938-1000 or

Skywarn Basic Weather Spotter Training

Are you a weather watcher? Do you check the skies often when storms are approaching? Would you like to perform a public service? Then you might be a candidate to become a SKYWARN® weather spotter! The National Weather Service (NWS) Pittsburgh office will present free training on how to become a volunteer weather spotter on Thursday, April 18 at 6:30 p.m. at the Weather Discovery Center. The course generally runs for two hours and covers the basics of thunderstorm development, identifying potential severe weather features and what and how to report information to the NWS. There is no charge to attend this training, but pre-registration is necessary. Call 814-938-1000 or e-mail Walk-ins will also be welcome on the night of the program.

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