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Carnegie Science Center

One Allegheny Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA 15212
412-237-3400
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Ranked #17 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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Pittsburgh, PA
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61 reviews 61 reviews
21 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014 NEW

I view the Science Center as mostly for children, though when I go there I always learn something fascinating. However, for children, the Science Center is just an awesome wonderland. Pretty much everything is interactive, and you can entertain your bright, bouncy young ones for hours. Bring a book so you can sit and read while they play in the... More

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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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16 reviews 16 reviews
3 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014 NEW

We have an annual pass to the CSC and our kids love it. They are young enough that they do not technically learn anything from these visits, but they love the hands on exhibits. My older son loves the train exhibit and spends at least 30 minutes walking around and pointing things out. Highly recommend this place for families of... More

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Coatesville, Pennsylvania
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014 NEW

Maybe if you have kids you'd like this, probably not though. If you went here with kids and rated this a 5, go and ask your kids what they learned. I'm betting they wouldn't even have an answer. $18.95 for a ticket? For what? I don't get it. Don't waste your time going here.

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Clarksburg, West Virginia
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26 reviews 26 reviews
8 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2014 NEW

My wife and I have used many methods to view the July 4th fireworks in downtown Pittsburgh. The July 4th Blowout at the Carnegie Science Center is the best option EVER, so far. The admission price at first might seem a little high, however, you receive at least 5 hours to explore the entire facility with a greatly reduced number... More

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fort erie
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29 reviews 29 reviews
7 attraction reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2014

We spent about 3 hours touring the Center. Upon arrival we grabbed a slice of pizza in the cafe and then headed outside to the submarine. The submarine is certainly something neat to see. A word of caution the stairs in and out are steep and the doorways between sections are tight. If you were heavier set or do not... More

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Middle River, Maryland
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8 reviews 8 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2014

Was on an outing with a family that's 9 year boy old had a liver and kidney transplant 3.5 weeks earlier! Was told he needed some exercise and this was a great venue for that and accommodating to his wheel chair bound teenage sister! The train garden best ever, submarine tour to cool and Nathan's favorite Robots! Next door the... More

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Durham, North Carolina
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4 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2014

The tour of the submarine was v. interesting; amazing to think our navy personnell lived aboard for periods of time.

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Toronto, Canada
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35 reviews 35 reviews
25 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2014

You don't have to be a geek to like this Science Centre. We were lucky as they also had a special exhibit - Miniature replica of historic Pittsburgh showing the four seasons, day and night with movable trains, cable car moving up and down the Duquense incline. We (2 adults and 2 children) spend over 30 minutes looking at the... More

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DuBois, Pennsylvania
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16 reviews 16 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2014

I don't understand what people love about this place. It is a small museum with not much interactivity compared to big museums in big cities.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

Our boys, ages 3.5 and 8.5, absolutely loved the science museum. We went when it opened, then left about 12:30 for lunch. After lunch they clamored to go back--so we did, until almost closing time. So many "active" activities, especially now with the new Sports Works building, which is almost a little amusement park with its rock-climbing wall, simulated roller... More

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