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Carnegie Science Center

1 Allegheny Ave, Pittsburgh, PA 15212-5895
+1 412-237-3400
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Always a good day!

We go at least once a year and always have a great time. My kids, 6 & 8, have enjoyed it for years... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
Amity W
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Lots of Hands On Science

The Carnegie Science Center is designed to engage the child and teenager with hands-on science... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
HowieTraveler
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Cumberland, Rhode Island
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Whether you're seeking a science adventure, or just looking for things to do in Pittsburgh, Carnegie Science Center is a fun-filled destination guaranteed to ignite the "Wow!" in everyone. Visit Pittsburgh’s most-visited museum, with four floors of interactive exhibits. Marvel at astronomy in Buhl Planetarium, discover the science behind robotics in roboworld®, and learn about the human body in BodyWorks. Watch hair-raising live shows and discover an array of programs for the entire family. Take a step back in time aboard our Cold War-era submarine, watch model trains chug through western Pennsylvania in our Miniature Railroad & Village®, or catch a movie on Pittsburgh’s largest movie screen at The Rangos Giant Cinema! And, if you are looking for physical activity, test your bravery on our Ropes Challenge, one of the many sports-related activities in Highmark SportsWorks®. Explore science in a new way at Carnegie Science Center!
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“sports works” (46 reviews)
“all ages” (126 reviews)
“laser show” (31 reviews)
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1 Allegheny Ave, Pittsburgh, PA 15212-5895
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+1 412-237-3400
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

We go at least once a year and always have a great time. My kids, 6 & 8, have enjoyed it for years and still enjoy it. We saw the LEGO exhibit today, which is located in the new addition of the center, and it...More

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Reviewed 6 days ago

The Carnegie Science Center is designed to engage the child and teenager with hands-on science activities. There are activities about water, the human body, robots, and energy. As an adult, I love the model train room the best. I could watch the trains move for...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

something for everyone, all ages! we enjoy the subarine on every visit. even having a simple hot dog, fries and soda lunch is enjoyable beside the river

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Reviewed 1 week ago

We went into the building to find out about seeing the submarine out back. We are members of our local science museum so we got to visit both the museum and the sub for free! We visited the robots section, my husband and I really...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

We are Carnegie Members and always enjoy the Science Center. This trip was extra special because the "the Art of the Brick" exhibit was there. The exhibit was totally amazing!! We ranged in age from 6 to 62 and we all enjoyed it.

Thank Margaret C
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Went the day after the 4th could be why it was so crowded!!! 25 min just to get in but worth it if you like science, kids loved it!!!

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Took 5 adults and 4 kids 11-5 and had a great time. The layout was good, lots to see and do, great activities for all age groups. The LEGO exhibit is awesome but not sure it’s worth the extra $20 a person to see. Parking...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We visited the center with our kids ..16 years /13 years and 10 years old .. Nice place for learning and doing experiments in math ,physics and science..play with Robots..watch movies ..eat your meal and discover the sub marine ..the fees for entrance was around...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

There is so much to see and do in the Science Center, your kids or grandkids will never get bored. Actually, neither will oyu.

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We visited with 2 11-year old boys. We were there from opening until after closing. There is a lot to do. Our boys loved the sports portion of the museum, the art of the bricks, and the 3D movie. The only down side is that...More

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Heather H
9 April 2018|
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Response from 334frang | Reviewed this property |
It depends on your energy level and time constraint.I go frequently with my grandchildren \.We do 3-4 hours depending on the programs(EXCELLENT)scheduled.A lunch break is helpful in their spacious cafeteria (buy or... More
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Heather H
9 April 2018|
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Response from Laura S | Reviewed this property |
There are actually two buildings, including the Sports Science building (Sportsworks), plus the submarine in the back. It would depend on the ages of the people in your group, but you could easily spend four hours in the... More
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Graesyn T
7 March 2018|
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As in a drawstring bag to keep water, phone, headphones etc.
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