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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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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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26 reviews 26 reviews
10 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014 NEW

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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014 NEW

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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2014

Spent nearly 7 hours here with 4 grandchildren ages 5 to 11. They were entertained all day and could have stayed longer. Very much hands on experiences and educational. They understand kids learn while playing. The adults had fun too. They also have various science shows which allow you to rest and relax too. Outstanding!

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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2014

The Carnegie Science Center is located on the North Side next to PNC Park. It has many fun activities for kids that include a Robot Exhibit and even a water play area where kids can learn about how pipes play a roll in delivering water. This is a reasonably priced attraction to visit and I would recommend it to anyone... More

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LONG ISLAND
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2014

not too bad- interactive exhibits. Kids got to do the climb on the space ship. The miniature train was nice and make sure you see the exhibit both in the "daytime" and "nighttime" the buildings light up and very different when it is night especially the park area with the rides. Parking not bad and open field across street and... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2014

We took our kids here and had a really good time. It's conveniently located across from Heinz Field. It has many different levels of information for all ages.

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Washington, Michigan
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2014

Typical large city science center exhibits. Submarine tour was nice, but anyone visiting pitt should come here for miniature town and railroad exhibit. It takes up one large room and takes at least 30 min to view and the exhibit was added on to and changed since my first visit seven years ago. Worth going just for this exhibit.

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Birdsboro, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2014

But so glad we stopped. Lots of things to see and interact with. Kids enjoyed and so did I! The submarine was very interesting to go in and see! Would recommend stopping in!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

Our 11-year-old grandson had a great time here. So did his grandparents. If you stay to eat, be sure to sit outside on the patio for a great view of the head of the Ohio River and the beautiful city of Pittsburgh.

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High Point, NC
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

Went here with 2 boys, ages 11 and 13, and grandparents. Boys had a great time in the sport center. You need to go there first to avoid long wait times at each attraction then go to the rest of the center. The submarine was very interesting and is a self guided tour.

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