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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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"Fun for all ages"

There was something for every age level. It's a great time. Plan a few hours because there was a lot of things for the kids to do at the sport center exibet.

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 23, 2015
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015 NEW

Way overpriced, over $40 for two adults including parking. Almost all of the interactive parts of the museum were for children and it wasn't even very educational; mostly just toys to play with. The sub was the highlight of our visit, interesting to see some old belongings. Overall, if I knew it was a kids' thing and it was so... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015 NEW

There was something for every age level. It's a great time. Plan a few hours because there was a lot of things for the kids to do at the sport center exibet.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2015

Great for the parents too! My 22 month old loved the train room and the robots and we did too. Hope to visit again sometime!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2015

Visited from the UK and my friends wanted to go but I didn't as science doesn't much appeal to me but the hands on learning made it so much fun for everyone and I would highly recommend this place to anyone of all ages

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2015

This place was likely amazing 20 years ago. However, NOTHING has been updated since then. Many exhibits are dirty, worn out, or not function due to over use and poor maintenance. The worst part is, much of the information provided, especially in the space and NASA exhibits are complete outdated and even have inaccurate information (as new information is known... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2015

The science center is 4 floors of fun and learning with something for any age. It's informative and interactive giving people hands on experiences to better their understanding in a myriad of different topics from space to the kitchen. The Carnegie Sciencr Center let's science come alive and be experienced the way science is supposed to be, actively and engaging.... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2015

Kids had a great time. Definitely a place for 7-11 year olds. Lots to do and see and touch. Great free presentations throughout the day and the attached building with the sports activities was a huge hit for our kids. Definitely a worthwhile stop. We packed lunch and sat outside on the patio to save a few bucks - definitely... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2015

Of all the places we visit in Pittsburgh, the Science Center is most requested by our 2young children by far. Take your time, there is so much to see and do. The laser shows are fun and worth the extra $2. We always see a Planetarium show as well!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2015

This is a great place for kids and adults. We had a great day visiting! The exhibits are interesting and the children were busy and engaged the entire time we were there.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015 via mobile

A great way to spend a rainy afternoon in the 'burgh. Something to engage every age group. Don't miss the science shows!

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