We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Carnegie Science Center

Address: One Allegheny Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA 15212
Phone Number: 412-237-3400
Improve this listing
Ranked #22 of 78 Attractions in Pittsburgh
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Science Museums, Museums
Attraction details
Type: Science Museums, Museums
Sun - Fri 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Sat 10:00 am - 7:00 pm

Hotels near Carnegie Science Center

Write a Review

507 reviews from our community

Visitor rating
Date | Rating
  • English first
  • German first
  • Japanese first
  • Portuguese first
  • Russian first
  • Spanish first
  • Any
English first
Valley Grove, West Virginia
Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 22, 2014 NEW

My wife and I have taken are children and now our grandchildren. The science center has something for everyone from 4 to 80. The cinemax theatre has excellent nature movies. For those who have never seen one you can board and explore a submarine. Would recommend to every visitor to Pittsburgh. The science center is between Heinz Field ( home... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Akron, Ohio
Top Contributor
91 reviews 91 reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2014

In the Burgh for the weekend. Grew up in the area and visiting from Ohio for my sins 17th birthday. Looking at Carnegie Mellon Campus and decide to stop in for a visit. So for teenagers not the high level science expectations were met. But once they understood what the target audience was and I got them to look at... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
Senior Contributor
21 reviews 21 reviews
5 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2014

This gem along one of the rivers in Pgh. is just great for a fun day for kids and parents. There is so much to do and see. My daughter and 2-1/2 yr. old grandson were visiting from VA and this was her choice for today. There is a lot for a little guy to play with and see. He... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Allentown, Pennsylvania
14 reviews 14 reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2014 via mobile

We were there during the Thanksgiving weekend specifically to watch a show in the Omnimax dome iMax theater. We arrived at the science center well ahead of time and hence walked around to check out the place. Most of the displays and the activities were good and seemed fun, especially for kids. We waited in the line for about 20... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Senior Contributor
33 reviews 33 reviews
13 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2014

This place is fantastic and free if you have a membership to another astc musuem. My favorite part was the submarine, not many placees where you can get on an actual floating submarine. If some of guys on the submarine are older than they probably actually served on one. They will talk to you for hours if you really want... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Morgantown, West Virginia, United States
Top Contributor
50 reviews 50 reviews
17 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2014

We love the Science Center. There are a lot of exhibits for all ages. The water area is great for younger kids. The sports works also has a lot of great activites for the kids to do. We have seen a few shows in the Omnimax and they are always wonderful!

Was this review helpful? Yes
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, United States
3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2014

We live and work in the Pittsburgh area but love to spend time at the Science Center as a special treat. My 4 year old loves the 4th floor and the water table is very interactive. Great place to go for the day!!

Was this review helpful? Yes
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
4 reviews 4 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

I have gone here several times. The robot section is great to visit, and you can play basketball against a robot that never misses. The Sports Works is included in this and has lots of fun challenging things to do that help teach kids how things work scientifically by the use of athletics

Was this review helpful? Yes
Clinton, New Jersey
Top Contributor
77 reviews 77 reviews
11 attraction reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

We spent around 4 hours at the museum, and the activities and exhibits were fun for all ages, as well as informative. I do agree that they could have provided more maps or clearer directions to maps. The museum is a bit free form in some ways, so kids who tend to run around might be overwhelmed (or their parents... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
Senior Reviewer
9 reviews 9 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

My kids and I love the Carnegie Science Center. The standng exhibits are educational and fun. The changing exhibits are sometimes fantastic and other times just okay. It would be nice if they changed a bit more frequently. The sports portion of the museum is great! One of the best places to go for the day in Pittsburgh!

Was this review helpful? Yes

Travelers who viewed Carnegie Science Center also viewed


Been to Carnegie Science Center? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Owners: What's your side of the story?

Register now for free — and start getting automatic notification of new reviews, responding to traveler feedback, adding new photos to your listing and much more.

Manage your listing

Questions & Answers

Questions? Get answers from Carnegie Science Center staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do I have to buy a ticket for my infant?
  • How do I get there using public transportation?
  • Is there a restaurant or café onsite?