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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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Lots to explore!

We were there for hours. So much to explore and do. We didn't have time to go to the sports science building next door. Next time, we will have to plan the entire day here.

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 1, 2015
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Cleveland, Ohio
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12 reviews 12 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015 NEW

We were there for hours. So much to explore and do. We didn't have time to go to the sports science building next door. Next time, we will have to plan the entire day here.

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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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112 reviews 112 reviews
36 attraction reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2015 NEW via mobile

Attended a sneak preview event and had so much fun interacting with robots and launching rockets! The IMAX movie was a bonus and fantastic. The staff was very helpful with lots of great information. A wonderful place for kids of ALL ages!

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Canton, Ohio
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13 reviews 13 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015

Awesome and very interactive. You need to go two days if u actually want learn and take time with kids. The second day is half off.

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Buffalo, New York
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40 reviews 40 reviews
12 attraction reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

We went on a Saturday which was maybe our big mistake (though as a working adult, I don't know when else you'd go except Sunday which I wouldn't predict to be much better). The museum boasts 4 floors, but really it's breaks down more like 1/2 floor, a floor, 1/2 floor and a floor unless you're over something like 7... More 

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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

We recently took our almost 2-yr-old grandson. While many of the exhibits were too complicated for him yet, he really loved the children's play area on the 4th floor. Especially the water play area! And the rest of us learned a lot from the interactive exhibits and monitors. We will definitely go again.

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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

For the second time I gave my Baltimore son a one year family membership for 6 to the Baltimore Science Center. Cost $112.50. There is reciprocity with the Carnegie Science Center that would have cost $85.70 for a one day admission. In the past year they were at the CSC twice and the Baltimore Science Center at least four times.... More 

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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

When our sons were still at home we were members of the Science Center and visited often. Now when we have friends and family in town with kids that's a favorite place to visit. There are lots of hands on exhibits and opportunities to learn in a fun setting. For teens the Sports Works is a great time but it... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

There were a few exhibits under construction which was kind of a bummer, but my little birthday girl had a blast. That was all that I cared about. The interactive robot exhibit was fun for everyone and she absolutely loved the sports works center. She's a trampoline champion (at least in my book).

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Cleveland, Ohio
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37 reviews 37 reviews
15 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 6, 2015

My daughter and I went to the Carnegie Science Center on a Saturday morning while my husband was at the Convention Center. The place is nice with different hands on activities. We got to sit in a booth and experience what an earthquake feels like and my daughter got to play with various exhibits which is great for the kids.... More 

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buffalo, ny
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62 reviews 62 reviews
32 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2015

I'm a scientist so was looking forward to visit a place loaded with cool science exhibits. It was awful! Mostly displays here and there and some hands-on activities. But nothing special. The IMAX was the best part. Way over priced.

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