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Carnegie Science Center

One Allegheny Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA 15212
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Ranked #19 of 93 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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Marlton, New Jersey
17 reviews 17 reviews
7 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014 NEW

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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New York City, New York
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58 reviews 58 reviews
19 attraction reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2014 NEW

This place will provide your kids with hours of fun and keep the adults occupied also. The Sports Museum and Science Museum are 1 price great value great day!

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7 reviews 7 reviews
6 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2014

This place exceeded my expectations! There are so many fun things to do here!! We came with our 13 & 14 year olds and they had so much fun!! Their favorite was the submarine!! The food was very delicious and affordable! I had the stuffed shells, yummy!! So much to do, so glad we had the time... we were there... More

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Terceira, Portugal
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45 reviews 45 reviews
10 attraction reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2014

My husband and I decided to check out the Science Center on a day trip to Pittsburgh. We really enjoyed the submarine tour, and the first two floors of the building. The third and fourth floor, plus the Sports center are definitely more geared to children aged 3-6. Once we have our son, we would definitely like to take him... More

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Senior Contributor
42 reviews 42 reviews
25 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2014

We had tickets to the science center but did not end up with nearly enough time to fully enjoy it. I wish they stayed open later into the evening hours. We spent most of our time in the sportsworks section, which is amazing! We also did a quick tour of the submarine and really enjoyed it. This did not leave... More

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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2014

i am a member of the carnegie museums, & the science center is probably my favorite one to go to. i care for 3 children, the oldest is 4, & i hate to leave as much as the kids do. there are 4 floors of things to do & personally i like to just do one, two at the most,... More

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romansville, pa
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26 reviews 26 reviews
6 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014

As a former Pittsburgher, I remember taking my niece and nephew to the science center when they were young. This summer, I was excited to take my own girls during our recent family vacation. We spent an entire afternoon exploring the exhibits, getting hands on, and learning in this educational environment - and we could have stayed for hours more.... More

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15 reviews 15 reviews
3 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2014

There are plenty of things to keep the children busy and having fun. Adults also can learn, or brush up on what they forgot, and have a good time.

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12 reviews 12 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2014

A great place for taking children.Very nice robotics area and interesting applications.In the foyer there is an exhibit which demonstrates the Bernoulli's principle.Found that intriguing.It was reassuring to see that even a finely tuned robotic arm could not score 100% with the basketball. There was an IMAX movie on Jerusalem.It was awesome. Other than the visuals,the story of the tree... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2014 via mobile

Great day at the science center especially loved the submarine...took my nephews and nieces and the loved all the interactive things .

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