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Carnegie Science Center

One Allegheny Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA 15212
412-237-3400
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Ranked #19 of 92 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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romansville, pa
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24 reviews 24 reviews
6 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014 NEW

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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Pittsburgh
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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 NEW

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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khi
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11 reviews 11 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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3 attraction reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

So much to see and explore. My grand daugther really enjoyed herself. She lives in Houston so this was one of the activities on our To Do List. We had lots of fun.

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Tyrone, Pennsylvania
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88 attraction reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

I took my younger brother here and we had a blast. The center also has an Omnimax theater which is always a treat to be in

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Findlay, Ohio
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22 reviews 22 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014

This is a neat hands-on museum for children. From the moment we walked in there was something to do for the kids. We loved the space exhibit and the robot exhibit.

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Cincinnati, Ohio, USA
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134 reviews 134 reviews
29 attraction reviews
70 helpful votes 70 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014

First of all they have a very generous military discount- thank you! Our kids favorite attractions were the submarine, robot exhibit and the interactive areas of the space exhibit- all fun! This is a very interactive science center that kept us busy for hours!

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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2014

The Carnegie Science Center is an excellent resource for children in Pittsburgh. We enjoyed the Blue Lego building exhibit. The miniature train was fascinating with views of the changing seasons. I enjoyed being able to walk inside the submarine. The cafe had an excellent selection of choices for lunch. Also the gift shop had very interesting choices for very reasonable... More

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New York City, New York
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39 reviews 39 reviews
16 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2014

Plenties to see and try for curious minds - both parents and kids. SportsWorks in the seperate building was definitely a highlight of the visit.

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