Placing Innovation

Pittsburgh’s history has been shaped by its natural resources and the innovators who have made this region their home. Learn about the connections between natural resources and Pittsburgh-created innovations, including plate glass, steel, George Westinghouse’s air brake, and Heinz ketchup, which have been used throughout the world.

Exhibits explored include Glass: Shattering Notions, Heinz, Special Collections, Pittsburgh: A Tradition of Innovation, and Discovery Place.

Grades: Designed for grades 2 – 9
Time: 1.5 hours
Maximum: 125 students
Cost: $7 per student

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