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Carnegie Science Center

One Allegheny Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA 15212
412-237-3400
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Ranked #18 of 91 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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Tyrone, Pennsylvania
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158 reviews 158 reviews
40 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014 NEW

I took my younger brother here and we had a blast. The center also has an Omnimax theater which is always a treat to be in

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Findlay, Ohio
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22 reviews 22 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014 NEW

This is a neat hands-on museum for children. From the moment we walked in there was something to do for the kids. We loved the space exhibit and the robot exhibit.

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Cincinnati, Ohio, USA
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135 reviews 135 reviews
29 attraction reviews
71 helpful votes 71 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014 NEW

First of all they have a very generous military discount- thank you! Our kids favorite attractions were the submarine, robot exhibit and the interactive areas of the space exhibit- all fun! This is a very interactive science center that kept us busy for hours!

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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2014 NEW

The Carnegie Science Center is an excellent resource for children in Pittsburgh. We enjoyed the Blue Lego building exhibit. The miniature train was fascinating with views of the changing seasons. I enjoyed being able to walk inside the submarine. The cafe had an excellent selection of choices for lunch. Also the gift shop had very interesting choices for very reasonable... More

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New York City, New York
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38 reviews 38 reviews
16 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2014 NEW

Plenties to see and try for curious minds - both parents and kids. SportsWorks in the seperate building was definitely a highlight of the visit.

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Williamsville, New York
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21 reviews 21 reviews
8 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014 NEW

My boys are 13 and 11 and love science museums. We truly enjoyed the shows that we saw. We saw one on Fire, one on Freezing and one on Electricity. They were about 25 minutes each and fantastic! The first floor is geared toward young children and it looked like they were having a blast playing with blue blocks -... More

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Wapakoneta, Ohio
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96 reviews 96 reviews
51 attraction reviews
82 helpful votes 82 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014 NEW

If you are looking for a great weekend get-away, go to Pittsburgh and hit the Carnegie Science Center, the Pittsburgh Children's Museum, the Zoo and PNC park if you planned the trip when you're favorite team is playing the Pirates. This is a great Science Center and with the SportsWork building next door included with admission price, you can easily... More

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State College, Pennsylvania
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26 reviews 26 reviews
4 attraction reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014

This was an outstanding museum for the kids, with a variety of activities. Highlights included the Lionel train display, which takes you around a mock-up of Pittsburgh through the seasons, and at different times of day. Great for the kids and adults. The kids (and adults) also loved the space and robot sections, as well as the "playground", which included... More

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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26 reviews 26 reviews
10 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014

I was disappointed with this visit to the science center. I had been here before and the kids had a great time. This time though, I wished we had picked somewhere else to go. The place was absolutely packed on a Monday afternoon with a bunch of their summer campers. Some groups of kids are older (mine are 3 and... More

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Cumberland, Maryland
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108 reviews 108 reviews
33 attraction reviews
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014

This day trip has been on our to -do-list for a while and we finally made it. We loved the Science Center. We did not get it all accomplished in one day - barely touched the Sportsworks. Very interesting and interactive centers. Things to do: Planetarium, Omnimax, Various stages plus the 4 floors of exhibits. Pro: We had a very... More

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