Chevron Stem Zone Opens at PNC Park

Science Play Area Designed by Children's Museum of Pittsburgh

Joe DeStio
June 15, 2018 - 12:50 pm
The Pirates, The Children’s Museum of Pittsburgh, and Chevron are bringing science, math, and technology education for kids to PNC Park.

Joe DeStio

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PITTSBURGH (Newsradio 1020 KDKA) – The Pirates, The Children’s Museum of Pittsburgh, and Chevron are bringing science, math, and technology education for kids to PNC Park. Pirates President Frank Coonelly and officials from those organizations cut a ribbon on the Chevron Stem Zone outside right field. It will be open before and during Pirates home games.

“There’s so much to learn about science and math and technology through baseball. The physics of baseball, statistics, ERA, batting average, OPS, these crazy statistics,” said Coonelly.

The Stem Zone was designed by the Children’s Museum of Pittsburgh. There are stations where children can learn about how a baseball is made, how to locate the ‘sweet spot’ of a bat, and even play the game on a miniature field.

Chevron sponsors the Stem Zone. The company’s Trip Oliver says it’s the first of its kind at a major league ballpark. Oliver says it will, “educate kids on science without them really knowing that they are being educated. They’re being educated through play.”

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