Student Programs

Engage in unique, interactive learning experiences with Rivers of Steel!

Discover the history and culture of the National Historic Landmark Carrie Furnaces!  Students programs at the Carrie Blast Furnaces include:

  • Science and Industry at the Carrie Blast Furnaces
  • Carrie in Context: Post-Industrial Arts

Embark on an educational journey aboard our 94' green riverboat classroom! Student programs on the Rivers of Steel Explorer include:

  • Environmental Science on the Three Rivers
  • Bridges of Pittsburgh
  • Pgh 101: An Intro to Innovation

Uncover the stories behind primary sources and preserved artifacts! Student programs at the Bost Building and Pump House include:

  • The Battle of Homestead: Conflict & Cooperation and the American Labor Story

To learn more about these and other offerings, download the Student Programs brochure.


Our Rivers: Yesterday and Today

Our Rivers
The story of the Monongahela River is one of our nation’s history, our industrial revolutions and one of the men and women whose labors, previously and presently, earned the Monongahela River the title of “Ruhr” – The River of Sweat.

The Monogahela: River of Dreams, River of Sweat

The history of the hardest working river in America.