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Carnegie Science Center

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Address: One Allegheny Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA 15212
Phone Number: 412-237-3400
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Sat 10:00 am - 7:00 pm

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Science for all ages

There is a variety of adventures for all ages including an Omnimax theater, planetarium, science works theater, a wonderful miniature railroad and many hands on exhibits which... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 20, 2015
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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015 NEW

There is a variety of adventures for all ages including an Omnimax theater, planetarium, science works theater, a wonderful miniature railroad and many hands on exhibits which change periodically.

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Woodbridge, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015 NEW

My son and I had a blast at the Science Center, from the Imax movie to the sports center. Very interesting and informative.

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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6 reviews 6 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015 NEW

Spend a few hours at this museum. Whether your kids are into science or not, they will not be disappointed. IMAX, Planetarium, miniature railroad, submarine, and tons of interactive displays. Very similar to Philly's "Franklin Institute" in concept, but this place seems "warmer" and more down to earth.

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Cleveland, Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2015 NEW

The Planetarium shows are very good. seasonal exhibits level II is pretty interesting. Kids will definitely enjoy the Robots as well as the Play area (Level 4). I saw rail road exhibits from different parts of PA during my visit (Seasonal) which was awesome. The 3-river facing location of the science center is pretty nice & gorgeous.

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Jefferson, Maryland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2015

In town for the International Science & Engineering Fair. We had the place to ourselves for an after hours event. We had the run of the place. Great, hands-on exhibits covering the range of science! All of our teenagers loved it!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2015

The submarine ... the "Skies over Pittsburgh" show at Buhl Planetarium ... the Miniature Railroad (worth the price of your admission all by itself) ... this is just a kicking great place to satisfy your inner geek, whatever your age. There were more than 1,200 kids there the day we visited -- and I was the BIGGEST KID of all!

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Wichita, Kansas, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2015

We took our 3 year old and he loved it. His favorite exhibit was the Lionel train exhibit, but there was so much to do for him. He is still talking about the submarine and loved building in the blue room. There were so many hands on learning activities, he loved it! Some activities were for older kids, but even... More 

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Indianapolis, Indiana
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2015

On our way from Indianapolis to Maryland, we made an overnight stop near Pittsburgh and decided to check out Carnegie Science Center. We had our 5 year old niece along for the trip and she had a fun filled day, out of the cold rain. Highlights for me were the USS Requin SS-481 and the Robotics exhibit. The museum has... More 

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Troy, Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2015

Our children (ages 11 & 7) loved this museum. It is perfect for anyone of any age, lots of interactive things for kids to do, plenty of helpful staff. We went during a spring break, and I expected it to be busy, but the flow is nice. I would mention a visit to the Highmark Sports Works building first, (before... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2015

We had a great time yet again! Carnegie Science Center is gun and educational. As we raced from exhibit to exhibit we continued to fill our brains with amazing information. We even won a game of air hockey against a robot.

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