Highmark SportsWorks

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Highmark SportsWorks (formerly UPMC SportsWorks) is one of the major, consistent exhibits of the Carnegie Science Center located in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. It is one of largest science and sports exhibition in the world, with over 30 interactive experiences in which visitors can participate. SportsWorks features three themed areas: Physics of Sports (exploring the science of balance, trajectory, center of gravity, momentum, and others), LifeWorks (featuring information for keeping a healthy lifestyle), and Sports Challenge (demonstrating various physical activities present in many sports).

Previous sponsor, UPMC, ended its sponsorship of SportsWorks in 2006. On November 13, 2008, the Carnegie Science Center unveiled plans for a new 12,000-square-foot (1,100 m2) SportsWorks, sponsored by Highmark. It reopened in the Fall of 2009. [1]

From October 8, 2007 until May 2008, SportsWorks housed the controversial exhibit BODIES... The Exhibition. At least one employee of the Carnegie Science Center had left her job due to the implementation of this exhibit. 1

A committee of the Pittsburgh Port Authority recommended on Sept. 21 that the site be purchased and the SportsWorks demolished to allow for construction of tracks for the North Shore Connector, an extension of Pittsburgh's light rail line to the North Side of Pittsburgh.3

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