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Carnegie Science Center

1 Allegheny Ave, Pittsburgh, PA 15212-5895
+1 412-237-3400
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Spent the day here it's a great hands on for the kids. Learn about space, robots, and take a tour... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
ufr1196
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Lewistown, Pennsylvania
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Lots to see here

The Science Center was a hit with our family aged 6-60. Everything from robots to an actual... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
VisitVT
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Cambridge, VT
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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” (121 reviews)
“sports works” (42 reviews)
“laser show” (31 reviews)
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1 Allegheny Ave, Pittsburgh, PA 15212-5895
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Spent the day here it's a great hands on for the kids. Learn about space, robots, and take a tour on a ww2 era submarine.

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Reviewed 1 week ago

The Science Center was a hit with our family aged 6-60. Everything from robots to an actual military submarine. The sub was a big hit and very interesting! The kids were very excited to see R2D2 and C3PO in the robot exhibit.

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Reviewed 1 week ago

The only reason for adults to go here is to supervise children. The science center looked like a wonderful place for them to play and explore (and learn?), but I couldn't wait to get out of there. I was surprised and disappointed that there was...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

We 3 adults visited in April on a Sunday. It has plenty of information to share but is really swarming with children and I concluded that maybe it is geared to kids more than adults. The youngest kids really just push buttons and manipulate but...More

Thank Sue B
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We came here late (3:00) on a Thursday afternoon, so I think we missed the field trips. It was busy but only a few of the science stations had a little wait. However, the sports area was packed, so we figured we leave it 'til...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

It was raining pretty heavily the day we went, so it was a nice stop for us to spend most of the day inside. There was not a huge amount of people so we were able to explore at our leisure. The teenagers were hoping...More

Thank Marjorie A
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I would say go to this Science Center if your kids are 10 and under. Anything over that and you are pushing your luck. The center was very crowded with young children while we were there and my tweens were not into the environment.

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Nice way to spend a cold day. Something for everyone. Even my very young grandsons. When they get older I would love the see more of the shows. The train display is huge and well done.

Thank Otdeb
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We recently visited for the first time and it was amazing! Added bonus was their military discount it was 50% off the day we went. The layout is great so even though it was really busy it didn't seem like it because there is so...More

Thank 20NM18
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

As a family that frequently visits a science center near our home, we had high expectations for the Carnegie Science Center and it didn’t disappoint. We toured a real submarine, played a life-size version of Operation, saw an amazing model train exhibit and took in...More

Thank Chuck N
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Heather H
8 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
8 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
7 March 2018|
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As in a drawstring bag to keep water, phone, headphones etc.
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