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Carnegie Science Center

One Allegheny Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA 15212
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Ranked #13 of 88 attractions in Pittsburgh
Certificate of Excellence 2013
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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New York City, New York
13 reviews 13 reviews
6 attraction reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2014 NEW

After paying five dollars for parking, we paid WAY too much for this shop-worn science center. Too many of the interactive exhibits were broken and everything seemed abused or not maintained.

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77 reviews 77 reviews
15 attraction reviews
96 helpful votes 96 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2014 NEW

Went last Friday night for a sleepover with our scout troops. Well worth the money and would do again in a heartbeat. We got to enter at 6 pm and the sleepover ended at 10 am but you could stay the whole day for free. They had a whole night of activities planned for us that kept us hopping. We... More

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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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118 reviews 118 reviews
60 attraction reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2014 NEW

We have been taking our grand daughter, who is now four, here since she was under three years. Exhibits change frequently, but there are standbys (the robots, the train, the play area) that she returns to time and again. And over time, her interests change and what might not have interested her so much at one time, she now loves.... More

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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014 NEW

The Science center is just a great place for families. Loads of interactive activities for the kids and very friendly staff. Save snowballs from winter, take them there on the 1st day of summer, and you get to name your price. Then once you're in, you head to the river, and can throw the snowballs in, as a way of... More

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Centerville, Pa
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47 reviews 47 reviews
16 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014

The Carnegie Science Center is a science supermarket with loads of activities that should flavor any flavor profile. There's the Torsk submarine, docked outside on the Ohio River, excellent hands-on exhibits for the entire family, and an OMNIMAX theatre with some eye=popping films. The view of the River and opposite side of town is interesting, but the view of the... More

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Steubenville, Ohio
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86 reviews 86 reviews
19 attraction reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014

This was an enjoyable day well spend with the kids. They were able to get their hands wet with the science displays. I enjoyed a jaunt through the submarine! Cost for 2 adults and three kids under 12 was approximately $80.00. We also included the sports expeditions!

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Central Illinois
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33 reviews 33 reviews
4 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2014

There are several floors with all types of different activities, the problem we had was not much direction as far as what was on different floors and that you had to take the interior elevator to get to alot of different displays instead of being able to walk the ramps. We didn't take in any of the theatre shows which... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2014 via mobile

We had a great time visiting CSC. My children, ages 4-17 all had fun and enjoyed many aspects of the science center. It was very hands on and kept everyone entertained. Highly recommended for 3-5 hour visit. The World War II submarine parked in the river was just the icing on the cake!

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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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24 reviews 24 reviews
9 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2014

It is located right on the river. You can tour a real submarine as part of your visit. It has an Omnimax theater which has varied movies from Hollywood blockbusters (Harry Potter movies) to spectacular ones showing mountain climbing to the depths of the ocean. The floors of the science center have interactive exhibits that can interest young visitors up... More

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Bristol, Virginia
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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2014

Went to Center on a class trip. It was my first trip to CSC and I was a chaperone. The center is ok, I was expecting more. My experience with the front desk staff was disappointing. They were very rude to me when I wanted information about the center. I felt as if they didn't have time for me, and... More

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Susan Z, Public Relations Manager at Carnegie Science Center, responded to this review

Thank you very much for taking the time to write about this. We are very sorry to hear about your experience. It's very important to us to provide enjoyable visits for all of our guests, and messages like yours alert us when we need to improve. Our Director of Visitor Services will be in touch with you directly. More

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