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Carnegie Science Center

1 Allegheny Ave, Pittsburgh, PA 15212-5895
+1 412-237-3400
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A true jewel of the city for all ages

Spent well over four hours in the Carnage science center. WOW what a place! There were lots of... read more

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Tommy599
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Two Rivers, Wisconsin
All day fun!

This museum is the best place for children of all ages. Not only do the multiple levels have many... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
colie1018
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Hollywood, Florida
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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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1 Allegheny Ave, Pittsburgh, PA 15212-5895
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Reviewed yesterday

Spent well over four hours in the Carnage science center. WOW what a place! There were lots of kids experimenting with all the science props, but equally being enjoyed by adults. The model train layout is 5X better than the one at the Chicago Science...More

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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

This museum is the best place for children of all ages. Not only do the multiple levels have many hands on activities, but the science shows are fantastic and perfect for all! I loved walking through the submarine and going over to the sports complex...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

My family and I just moved to Pittsburgh and visited the Carnegie Science Center. It was great! I was impressed by the amount of activities the had for kids. I really enjoyed the huge train set. Was very nice the staff was very kind and...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Family Membership well worth the $ aGreat interactive science experience. Very fair pricing . Don’t miss the Planetarium !

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We toured this center on a whim. We didn’t know it was there until we got to Pittsburgh. Awesome and if you near it you should go.

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

It was nice to walk around this area and the kids really enjoyed being here and to learn about the famous Carnegie Science Center.

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

My family and I went here for Mothers Day. We have a son who is 16 and another one who is 10 so it's hard to find something to do that the entire family will enjoy. We spent 6 hours going to the different floors...More

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This center has something for everyone of all ages. My teens loved everything they saw. This is a place I would highly recommend when you are in Pittsburgh.

Thank Ashley F
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

A great family day to see the most amazing model train set you'll ever see, lots of astronomical and natural history displays, and catch an IMAX film about any one of several topics. November 2016

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Reviewed 13 May 2018

I've been to several science museums around the Midwest and Carnegie science center is my favorite by far. We're in our late twenties and enjoyed it as much as any kid would. Almost everything is hands-on and if I lived nearby and had children, I'd...More

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Heather H
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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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