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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
10:00 - 17:00
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Sun - Fri 10:00 - 17:00
Sat 10:00 - 19:00

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Great for young kids

We visited with our kids ages 4,8 and 10. There is so much to do we spent the entire day. This is definitely geared towards younger kids. The movie Dream Big was excellent and... read more

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lisa d
Carmel, Indiana
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Carmel, Indiana
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32 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

We visited with our kids ages 4,8 and 10. There is so much to do we spent the entire day. This is definitely geared towards younger kids. The movie Dream Big was excellent and very inspiring to pursue careers in engineering. The laser show was a little but cheesy but our kids loved it. We wish we would have done... More 

Thank lisa d
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15 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

We really enjoyed visiting here. Wee went on a Saturday afternoon and out was not that crowded. Our kids are only 3 and 4 and ight seems like out would be better for older kids.

Thank Matthew W
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4 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Great place for young kids and big kids too. Wish we could have spent 2 days there! Just not enough hours in a day to do and see all. May is obviously the most popular month for school field trips, so the lines were long at the most popular spots. Don't forget to tour the WWII submarine the Requin. Gift... More 

Thank Cathy F
Greenfield, Indiana
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176 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

It is very nice from the outside and they truly are attempting to change the inside through major renovations, but there are many areas that just aren't open. We went on our spring break with our kids. They enjoyed the environmental exhibit with water, air, etc. However, there were many areas that we couldn't visit as they were redoing those.... More 

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Norman, Oklahoma
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21 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This place is exceptionally education. I really enjoyed the planetarium which was also highly educational. All the exhibits are well done and highly professional. I really like how they give you the project and the rationale behind the project. I found the tour of the submarine my favorite part of the visit. The facilities are in somewhat unkempt conditions and... More 

Thank Leonard Y
State College
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14 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

Great place to explore. Lots to see especially for kids. Plan at least half a day for your visit. Adults may enjoy but I would say mostly for kids of all ages.

Thank bnb5007
Allentown, Pennsylvania
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69 reviews
29 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Amazingly intricate O gage exhibit. We made 3 turns around & still missed all the items. The other exhibits were great for kids and offered hands on displays. Our main focus was the railroad and the USS Requin.

Thank M A
Madison, Wisconsin
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25 reviews
15 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We were visiting on spring break and it was very hands on. My kids are 10 and it had a lot of things for them to do. We also got to tour the submarine behind the museum. It is located at the end of the train and in the free district.

Thank K G
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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82 reviews
31 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is a great place for families with young children! There are a number of hands on activity that keep young minds engaged. The Highmark Sportswork is worth checking out and is included in the admission price, weekends and after the summer camps let out the lines here can be very long.

Thank Christine H
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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60 reviews
20 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Have been here with my seven years old and we both loved it! It is huge lots of things to do, some things to explore, you easily can spent whole day here and you won't be bored.

Thank Zara A

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