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Carnegie Science Center

One Allegheny Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA 15212
412-237-3400
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Ranked #19 of 94 Attractions in Pittsburgh
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Science Museums
Traveler Description: Carnegie Science Center is located on the North Shore between Heinz Field and Rivers Casino.  It is open Sunday through Friday from 10 AM to 5 PM... more »
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Kingston, New York
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17 reviews 17 reviews
8 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014 NEW

I spent a couple hours here. There is a decent amount of outer space related exhibits. Mostly geared towards the younger crowd, plenty of hands on stuff too. My first visit to Pittsburgh so I wanted to see what there was to offer. I watched a few of the planetarium shows that were informative. If you have young ones interested... More

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Plymouth
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23 attraction reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2014 NEW

Most of our group were adults but we still enjoyed the activities and exhibits. Great activity to do when the weather is inclement.

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Harrisburg, Pennsylvania
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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2014 NEW

We have traveled to Pittsburgh a few times to go to the Science Center. They have great hands on exhibits and the kids have a wonderful time. We have visited many science centers and the one in Pittsburgh and the one in Boston are both at the top of the list for best experiences!

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Annapolis, Maryland
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014

I visited last Christmas season and it was a wonderful and educational visit with many interesting displays. Don't miss the great train display depicting life in Pittsburgh of years gone by. Lots of historical points.

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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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18 reviews 18 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014

We are from the Pittsburgh Area but had never been to the Carnegie Science Center.  I took my two boys age 5 & 8 on Columbus Day (Monday).  Couldn't have picked a better day!  I surprised my sons who didn't know where we were going that day.  Boy were they pleasantly surprised!  Four levels of fun in the main building,... More

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Hollidaysburg, Pennsylvania
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12 attraction reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014

I am a 31 year old man who loved every minute of this place! YOU MUST SEE AN OMNIMAX movie, it is unlike anything Ive ever experienced! Prices are cheap and If you just wanted to see a movie, its only $6!

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Michigan
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22 reviews 22 reviews
6 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2014

It may have been okay if there weren't so many kids running around unattended too. It was a huge free-for-all where we continuously kept getting cut off. People were rude and it was not a fun experience.

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Indianapolis, Indiana, United States
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6 reviews 6 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2014

We took our 4-year-old son on a Friday, so very light crowds. We all had an absolute blast and ended up staying about 7 hours between the SportsWorks and the Science Center. There was so much to do and our son just loved all of it. From the big blue blocks to the submarine (which my husband loved), the robots... More

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2014

It´s a great place for kids. But if you are not a kid, you can always have a good time. I went there to see the planetarium. At the same level (second floor) there was a great surprise: a replica of the robot from the old TV series "Lost in Space". It brought back nice childhood memories. So, for the... More

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Marlton, New Jersey
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12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014

Families with younger children will find this attraction interesting and entertaining. Loaded with interactive displays of water, wind and electricity. Kids find it difficult to leave at the end of the day. Plenty of safe parking and very convenient to the Allegheny "T" light rail station. Located right on the water front, don't forget to tour the submarine, USS Requin... More

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