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Carnegie Science Center

Open Now: 10:00 - 17:00
Open today: 10:00 - 17:00
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The Science Center.

One of the jewels of Pittsburgh, PA is also one of the best family, educational experiences anyone... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
North Kurdufan State, Sudan
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Watch as their brains work

Our kids loved some of the displays. Our son especially loved the basketball shooting robot. They... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
East Freedom, Pennsylvania
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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...more
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1 Allegheny Ave, Pittsburgh, PA 15212-5895
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

One of the jewels of Pittsburgh, PA is also one of the best family, educational experiences anyone can hope to find. The Carnegie Science Center and UPMC Sportsworks will enchant and stimulate all children, regardless of age. The Sportsworks challenges each child to be adventurous...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

The first time I took my kids, which was several years ago, they had a blast. This year, as teenagers, they weren't as "excited" about it. We had a nice time, but didn't stay as long and was ready to leave.

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Our kids loved some of the displays. Our son especially loved the basketball shooting robot. They both loved the sand table that simulates rainfall.

Thank Trickflow5
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This museum is fabulous. Unfortunately due to time restraints, we could not see the entire science center, but we did enjoy what we seen very much. Allow 3 - 4 hours. Great place to visit

Thank L M
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Every time I come here I am so amazed about all the new exhibits they are opening this place is very clean and they have a very nice Café located in the north shore side of Pittsburgh

Thank Andrewwwwwwww_sssss
Reviewed 11 October 2018

several floors of exhibits on varied scientific topics. We are members, have gone many times. Many of the exhibits change periodically. Also, some new renovations are underway, so expect new things. Look at the website to see what is current I would suggest 2-3 hours...More

Thank pamom2017
Reviewed 8 October 2018

We were impressed with the quality of the exhibits and that the general admission includes the Sport Works and Requin submarine. The Art of Bricks required additional fee, but is worth paying it. This special Lego exhibit recreates some of the most famous art works....More

Thank ephesians5
Reviewed 5 October 2018

Please introduce your children to science at this museum. They won't realize they are learning as well as having a blast.

Thank OlderMom60
Reviewed 5 October 2018

We took a self guided tour of the submarine located outside the Science Center. We learned the history of the sub and it's occupants during WWll. You could not imagine how crowded it was for the soldiers. It's a must see!

Thank Ro B
Reviewed 3 October 2018

The Carnegie Science Center is a fantastic way to spend some fun time. There are some permanent exhibits that are always fun to re-visit, and there are also changing exhibits every so often that keep the Science Center fresh and vibrant. Many interactive things to...More

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Ron J
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Response from 95lloyd | Reviewed this property |
It's great for all ages. I went on my own and thoroughly enjoyed the experience
Heather H
8 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
Heather H
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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