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SCIENCE CENTER’S ‘21+ GAMING’ TO EXPLORE SCIENCE OF GAMES

Event to Offer Board, Video, Role-Playing and Casino Games

PITTSBURGH June 8, 2015 — Carnegie Science Center’s next adults-only night will explore the science of gaming. The event, 21+ Gaming, will be held on Friday, June 19, from 6–10 p.m. Activities will uncover the science behind board games, video games, role-playing games and casino games.

Rivers Casino will be on-site offering hands-on practice with blackjack, roulette and craps in the Science Center’s Works Theater. Event attendees will get the chance to use training cards and chips to play these favorite casino table games. All guests must present valid state-issued photo ID and be age 21 or over to participate in activities with Rivers Casino.

Guests can play board games or get a crash course intro to role-playing games with the Gaming Association of Southwestern Pennsylvania. A Minecraft server will offer the chance to explore a virtual science center. Event-goers can make some new friends and get interactive with games from City of Play, such as Sebastian Joust and Scattershot.

Other activities will include probability demonstrations with dice and the classic Monty Hall Problem brain teaser.

As always, 21+ Night features the chance to experience four floors of hands-on exhibits– with no kids! Exhibits include SpacePlace, roboworld™, and the Miniature Railroad & Village®. Cash bars are located throughout the building, and snacks are available for purchase.

Local groove rock band “Charm and Chain” will perform in the Robot Lounge.

Cost is just $10 for tickets purchased by noon the day of the event, or $15 if purchased at the door.

For a few dollars more, visitors can watch an Omnimax movie on Pittsburgh’s biggest screen or catch a laser show in the Buhl Planetarium.

Carnegie Science Center’s monthly 21+ Nights are sponsored by Mazda, Bob FM, Q 92.9 and Yelp. The USS Requin submarine and Highmark SportsWorks® will not be open during the event.

For more information or to buy tickets, visit CarnegieScienceCenter.org.

ABOUT CARNEGIE SCIENCE CENTER
Carnegie Science Center is dedicated to inspiring learning and curiosity by connecting science and technology with everyday life. By making science both relevant and fun, the Science Center’s goal is to increase science literacy in the region and motivate young people to seek careers in science and technology. One of the four Carnegie Museums of Pittsburgh, the Science Center is Pittsburgh’s premier science exploration destination, reaching more than 700,000 people annually through its hands-on exhibits, camps, classes, and off-site education programs.

ABOUT CARNEGIE MUSEUMS OF PITTSBURGH
Founded by Andrew Carnegie 120 years ago, Carnegie Museums of Pittsburgh is a collection of four distinctive museums dedicated to exploration through art and science: Carnegie Museum of Art, Carnegie Museum of Natural History, Carnegie Science Center, and The Andy Warhol Museum. The museums reach more than 1.3 million people a year through exhibitions, educational programs, outreach activities, and special events.

ABOUT RIVERS CASINO
Opened in 2009, Rivers Casino has been voted a 2014 “Best Place to Work” in the Pittsburgh Business Times, “Best Overall Gaming Resort” in Pennsylvania by Casino Player magazine and “Best Overall Casino” in Pennsylvania by Strictly Slots magazine. The casino features more than 2,900 slots, 83 table games, a 30-table poker room, nine distinctive restaurants and bars, a riverside amphitheater, a multipurpose event space, live music performances, free parking, and multiple promotions and giveaways daily. More than $406 million in jackpots have been awarded to players at Rivers Casino. For more information, visit www.riverscasino.com.

 

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MEDIA CONTACT:
Susan Zimecki
Carnegie Science Center
Office: 412.237.1657 / Mobile 412.290.1583
ZimeckiS@CarnegieScienceCenter.org

Rossilynne Culgan
Carnegie Science Center
Office: 412.237.1537
CulganR@CarnegieScienceCenter.org

Emily Watts
For Rivers Casino
267-932-8760 ext. 308
emily@hornercom.com