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.

So You want to Work in Weather? CANCELLED

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.

Sloppy Science Day

It’s a sloppy, messy, goopy day full of science, learning and most of all – fun! What you’ll do: Sensory Dig – dig in our pool full of chocolate pudding to see what your fingers can find! Fizzy Science – watch our geyser erupt from a bottle and learn the science behind it. Extreme Bubbles – make the biggest bubbles you’ve ever seen! Elephant Toothpaste – Elephants need to brush too – learn how to make their toothpaste. Plus lots more! Check back periodically as we update our Sloppy Science Day activities and information.

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