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Carnegie Science Center

1 Allegheny Ave, Pittsburgh, PA 15212-5895
+1 412-237-3400
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You have to let the kids go for it

Rainy day or no rainy day. Bring the kids here and let them roam. There is plenty to do. Also the... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
Berwyn, Illinois
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Great for kids, adults not so much.

If you have kids it will be a great experience but for adults it's not that fun. The best part is... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Cancun, Mexico
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Explore science in a new way! A day at the Science Center is filled with science adventures guaranteed to ignite the "wow! hmm...aha!" in all of us. Visit us to experience four floors of interactive exhibits. Explore the galaxy without ever leaving the North Shore at the Buhl Planetarium. Watch hair-raising live shows and discover an array of programs for the whole family!
  • Excellent60%
  • Very good29%
  • Average8%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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“all ages” (116 reviews)
“sports works” (41 reviews)
“omnimax theater” (30 reviews)
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1 Allegheny Ave, Pittsburgh, PA 15212-5895
+1 412-237-3400
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Rainy day or no rainy day. Bring the kids here and let them roam. There is plenty to do. Also the evening events for adults is a ton of fun. Small fee parking.

Thank Margaretsen
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

If you have kids it will be a great experience but for adults it's not that fun. The best part is the submarine and the ropes challenge. The railroad exhibition was closed when I went but looked pretty cool from the window. Overall, you can...More

Thank Cinaalb
Reviewed 1 week ago

Our son really enjoyed the earthquake table the space exhibit. We followed the museum up with the sports center and my son really enjoyed that

Thank Scott E
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The science center is great for little kids, and adults alike. It has many activities on each level. It it very clean and the cafeteria food is pretty good! The submarine is very interesting and I would highly recommend the planetarium and the IMAX shows!...More

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Reviewed 1 week ago

Took our grandchildren there and they were so excited. They were harnessed up and rappeled the side of a spaceship. They enjoyed all the hands on exhibits.

Thank jonsey608
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Right on the river in the north side. Get there early if you plan on doing he new ropes course in the sports works. The second floor always has something new for an interactive exhibit. Fourth floor great for younger kids. Currently redoing the iMax...More

Thank tina9481
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The place was fun! It had plenty of exhibits that were interactive and kept our kids happy for 4 hours. Only reason I gave it 4 stars is they had about 10 exhibits out of order and/or just not working properly. Other than that, it...More

Thank Michael R
Reviewed 17 October 2017

Our grandchildren love this museum. We go every time they visit. We were so fortunate this June, because the new exhibit in the sports center was open, and even a long line did not discourage them. I recommend this for every one.

Thank Frederick O
Reviewed 16 October 2017 via mobile

My friends and I went to one of those 21+ nights over the summer. Most of the usual attractions were open, but we realized the centers are significantly less fun than we remembered, even with alcohol. Also the train thing wasn't open and that's my...More

1  Thank Sara H
Reviewed 3 October 2017

There many so much interesting, interactive, tactile exhibits -- incredible! Well worth the visit and tickets! But the laser show to Queen hit songs...a wee bit sensory overload...

Thank davidguayasamin
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3 October 2017|
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Response from wildcat2000 | Reviewed this property |
We didn't see a ton of parking and ended up meter parking on the street. May be easier to just call and ask. It is located right on Pitts campus
11 July 2017|
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Response from Dr Edward D | Reviewed this property |
No it is not.
Tyler L
20 June 2017|
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Response from Cliff B | Reviewed this property |
Yes it is $150 per year, and that includes admission to not only the Carnegie Museum, but also the Science Center and the Warhol museum, also discount parking .....its a very good deal.