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Carnegie Science Center

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Address: 1 Allegheny Ave, Pittsburgh, PA 15212-5895
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+1 412-237-3400
Today
10:00 - 17:00
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Sun - Fri 10:00 - 17:00
Sat 10:00 - 19:00

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I love the science center so much. I go pretty frequently. There's a ton of interactive stuff and they change smaller exhibits pretty frequently.

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 6 days ago
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

I love the science center so much. I go pretty frequently. There's a ton of interactive stuff and they change smaller exhibits pretty frequently.

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Arlington, Virginia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Wow...we just took two of our grandkiddos to the Carnegie Science Museum and it was absolutely a day well spent!! We were spent by the end of the day...there is just a myriad of things to see and hands on. The robotics seemed to be the favorite but there were many...for us...the miniature train display just blew us away. What... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Whenever in Pittsburgh, I just have to come down to this Science Center. Children - adults - seniors - everyone will enjoy this place. My favorite is Buhl Planetarium, so if you like the universe and the stars, this is the place for you too. Otherwise, there are so many things to see and even try out on the inside,... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

One of the best places to take kids in Pittsburgh of all ages. Admission includes Sports-Works, which is a whole other building of sports-related fun. I often take kids to Sports Works in the morning, then we eat lunch, then we go to the Science Center in the afternoon. The order is important here, because you don't want them running... More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We took our kids, 7 and 4, to visit the science center today. They had fun looking at the exhibits and loved the planetarium, where they had a Mr. Rogers themed show. I was less than impressed with their café area, though. We ordered our food but there isn't a ton of space/tables, so we literally spent 10 min walking... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We visited on senior day and it is a real bargain. The highlight was the railroad display, with all the local sites and multiple trains. Fabulous

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Our elementary aged kids enjoyed this. They had a great time. It would have been a better experience had the guy at the front desk not been so grumpy. He clearly did not want to be there. He also failed to tell us that the submarine was not open during the week even though we confirmed that it was part... More 

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Brookville, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I loved it I like mike Clark great weather man I want to go back so badly very soon Megan Irwin my friend we both want to go back soon I need to talk to Mary to see if she can take me

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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Great place in the city to take children! I'd even recommend the science center above the children's museum! The submarine and imax movies are worth a see!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Thought it would be yet another science museum, but was pleasantly surprised. The floor on robotics was lots of fun. Don't miss the Miniature Railroad and Village either - it was one of the best ones we have seen. We almost missed the highlight of our visit, the Highmark Sportswork - we finished the main building and thought that was... More 

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