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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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Sun - Fri 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Sat 10:00 am - 7:00 pm

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Kids loved it!

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 13, 2015
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Troy, Ohio
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Troy, Ohio
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39 reviews 39 reviews
11 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2015 NEW

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 NEW

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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Mechanicsburg
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11 reviews 11 reviews
4 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015 NEW

We enjoyed this outing and our six year old LOVED it! I would say that this science center would lose some of its luster if our son was over 8...maybe 10. We loved the Sportsworks portion especially with our very active boy. Do to the high level of the river, the submarine attraction was closed. I was a little concerned... More 

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Saint Clairsville, Ohio
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20 reviews 20 reviews
5 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015 NEW

We only live about an hour and half from here so we didn't necessarily make a special trip here. We have a 5 year old and a 3 year old. There is not a terrible lot to do for their age groups. It was about 61 for the four of us. They have some theatre attractions but they are like... More 

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Silver Spring, Maryland
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2015

Who are these fuddyduddies who say this place is only for younger kids? Adults can do everything in the Sportsworks, and we did (e.g., the human "you-yo"). Robot exhibit terrific: just try to beat the robot air hockey player, then after you (inevitably) lose, walk around and see the screen to see how it did it. Model railroad fabulous: even... More 

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chicago, il
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37 attraction reviews
62 helpful votes 62 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2015

We had a great time at this museum. Would definitely recommend going to the Sportsworks area earlier in the day, I hear it can get very busy. Lots of fun activities for kids (and adults!) in the Sportsworks building. The kids had a great time running around and playing with the different hands-on activities. Some of the activities do have... More 

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Venice, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2015

Great place for kids and adults. The inside science is great and special programs. I liked the World War Ii submarine best.

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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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19 reviews 19 reviews
7 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2015

The center has lots of attractions for kids, especially those on the younger end. My favorite part (and that of my kids) is the robot exhibit, which is impressive, especially the "hall of fame". The submarine tour is interesting, though if you're claustrophobic, you'll want to give it a miss.

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Morgantown, West Virginia
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119 reviews 119 reviews
26 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015

This is must see for families in Pittsburgh. They have multiple floors of exhibits, an IMAX theater, and a WWII submarine tour. There are separate fees for each of these attractions but still a great place for the whole family for a day!

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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015

I took my pregnant daughter, her husband, & 2 granddaughters ages 2 & 4 for the first time. There is something to do for all ages and it's hands on learning. The admission is very reasonable and you can spend the whole day there as they include an on site restaurant with fare from burgers to salads. Also has an... More 

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