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Carnegie Science Center

1 Allegheny Ave, Pittsburgh, PA 15212-5895
+1 412-237-3400
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Took my Granddaughter

We had a blast at Carnegie and the Sports Center. My granddaughter got me todo the Ropes course... read more

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dkelley527
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Hubbard, Ohio
Hours of fun

Very easy to get to. Fun for all ages! Enter the sports building first after getting your tickets... read more

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usuallytakeout
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West Seneca, New York
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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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“all ages” (127 reviews)
“sports works” (45 reviews)
“omnimax theater” (30 reviews)
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1 Allegheny Ave, Pittsburgh, PA 15212-5895
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Reviewed yesterday

We had a blast at Carnegie and the Sports Center. My granddaughter got me todo the Ropes course. Oooh ohh fun and scared but loved the Zip Line.

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Reviewed yesterday

Very easy to get to. Fun for all ages! Enter the sports building first after getting your tickets as it gets crowded later on. Plenty of fun for everyone in this building. The main building is educational and interesting. Has a cafe and gift shop...More

Thank usuallytakeout
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Such a great place. Staff was helpful and knowledgeable. My four and 18 month old did not stop having a blast the entire time. The model railroad exhibit is wonderful for all ages. Be aware it does shut down in the fall for cleaning and...More

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Reviewed yesterday

I love the Science Center at anytime. That said the 21+ Nights are fantastic they bring in extra stuff and you don't have to play nicely with children.

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Reviewed 6 days ago

I've lived in Pittsburgh my entire life and have been to the science center multiple times. Went today with friends, whom have not been there in a long time, and was disappointed. I expect a lot of kids, it is kid based, but the center...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I went to this exhibit with my eight year old granddaughter. We both loved it. The sculptures are large, colorful, and really amazing. There were several staff people available to answer questions. Afterwards, there was a place where my granddaughter and I could play with...More

Thank Nancy F
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Great museum split between the sports complex, Sub and main Science hall. Wonderful exhibits, hands on fun - planetarium was decent and the sports complex great for all ages! a must see in Pittsburg

Thank samadperformance
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Visited the science center with my wife and four children and we had a blast. We were able to get in for free because we have a membership to another museum that is in the same association. There are so many interactive activities to experience...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is on par with the best science centers we have visited such as COSI (Columbus) and Museum of Science (Boston). It can get very crowded though.

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

It was a good place for a days visit . Though if u reach early you can be done in 1/2 day . The submarine was the best to see- I have never been on one and it is worth the see. We watched the...More

Thank SonyHeart
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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
8 March 2018|
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As in a drawstring bag to keep water, phone, headphones etc.
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