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Carnegie Science Center

Address: One Allegheny Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA 15212
Phone Number: 412-237-3400
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Ranked #22 of 78 Attractions in Pittsburgh
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Science Museums, Museums
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15 reviews 15 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2014 NEW

Must visit when in Pittsburgh.my son enjoyed the planetarium where they were playing big bird. also had fun with the big blocks.

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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2014 NEW

What a great place for children of all ages. from the different science experiments that the children can play to the sub that you can visit and the min. railroad display. Wonderful. The cafe food was very edible and fairly priced.

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Napa, CA
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2014 NEW

Been here before, most of the attractions are for kids, but the Omnimax Theater is great, and take a tour of the USS Requin submarine! Awesome views of the three rivers and downtown Pittsburgh as well, easy to get to from where we stayed.

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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2014

This is a really great idea- open the Science Center to adults only, add cocktails, subtract kids running around everywhere and it should equal a great time. It was fun, don't get me wrong but it was not very well organized. There was too much to see in a very little time and no map of where each thing was.... More

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Slippery Rock, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014

My fiance and I went here for the first time since we were kids. We went alone to test it out to bring my kids later. We had a blast! I loved the model train exhibit, the 'Conductor' guide was so knowledgeable it was really cool to learn about Pittsburgh and the models. The planetarium is cool and very relaxing... More

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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

This place has five floors of amazing exhibits, plus a Sportsworks building. The science exhibits are wvery well done. Everything is SO hands on, so kids love it. There is something for kids of ALL ages! Even adults can find it so interesting. There is a miniature raillroad, with so many little replicas of local things that are all handmade... More

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Kingston, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014

I spent a couple hours here. There is a decent amount of outer space related exhibits. Mostly geared towards the younger crowd, plenty of hands on stuff too. My first visit to Pittsburgh so I wanted to see what there was to offer. I watched a few of the planetarium shows that were informative. If you have young ones interested... More

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Plymouth
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2014

Most of our group were adults but we still enjoyed the activities and exhibits. Great activity to do when the weather is inclement.

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Harrisburg, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2014

We have traveled to Pittsburgh a few times to go to the Science Center. They have great hands on exhibits and the kids have a wonderful time. We have visited many science centers and the one in Pittsburgh and the one in Boston are both at the top of the list for best experiences!

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Annapolis, Maryland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014

I visited last Christmas season and it was a wonderful and educational visit with many interesting displays. Don't miss the great train display depicting life in Pittsburgh of years gone by. Lots of historical points.

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