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Carnegie Science Center

Address: One Allegheny Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA 15212
Phone Number: 412-237-3400
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Ranked #23 of 82 Attractions in Pittsburgh
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Science Museums, Museums
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Type: Science Museums, Museums
Sun - Fri 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Sat 10:00 am - 7:00 pm

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old forge
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124 reviews 124 reviews
12 attraction reviews
87 helpful votes 87 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2015 NEW

This museum was a great half day experience. the imax movie with popcorn was a perfect ending to our day at the museum. our favorite exhibit was the robots. take time to experience the hands on robotic innovations if you have a school age child. the sports minded will like a challenge in sportworks but some of the popular challenges... More 

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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21 reviews 21 reviews
4 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2015

I think the target age group would be 5-13. We went on a Saturday and it was a tad busy. We did pay extra for the movie and laser show. Laser show was very boring for adults and kids. Total waste of money. The movie was cool. We might return if we are back in town and need something to... More 

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West Newton, Pennsylvania
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53 reviews 53 reviews
39 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

we visited the science center on a sunday. it was very disappointing and over priced. There was a lionel exhibit that consisted of 4 cases of trains. it was very crowded an very little exhibits to explore. The weather center is no longer there the only things that were decent were the train layout and the submarine. 18.00 for admission... More 

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14 reviews 14 reviews
6 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2015

It is a beautiful museum but I felt it had more form than substance. We enjoyed touring the submarine but the rest was just ok for us. There were many families and they seemed to be having a great time.

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11 reviews 11 reviews
7 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2015

The kids, ages 3 to 13, all had a great time! The train exhibit is sure to be a highlight for many budding engineers. I personally liked the blue building blocks on the first floor.

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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, Usa
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35 reviews 35 reviews
21 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2015

One of the best science learning centers for young school students. This is the place to get them interested in Science subjects. The submarine tour is very valuable to understand the working of a submarine and how the crew live underwater. Its an eyeopener for people who have not seen a submarine.

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Papillion, Nebraska
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34 reviews 34 reviews
13 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2015

First of all, they give a fantastic military and senior citizen discount (we had both in our party). There is so much to do here that it's hard to take in everything. The food court is excellent and prices were so reasonable that I couldn't believe it. Make sure to visit the sports area- we could have spent the entire... More 

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Beachwood, Ohio
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22 reviews 22 reviews
8 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2014

Enough information and fun for all ages. Many thins to discover and learn about our earth, our bodies and beyond

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Uniontown, Pennsylvania
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38 reviews 38 reviews
5 attraction reviews
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2014

Jammed with fun and education packed into one place. Secure environment and one of the few places that is so kid friendly. Food available-Price okay, quality is so, so.

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Valley Grove, West Virginia
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6 reviews 6 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 22, 2014

My wife and I have taken are children and now our grandchildren. The science center has something for everyone from 4 to 80. The cinemax theatre has excellent nature movies. For those who have never seen one you can board and explore a submarine. Would recommend to every visitor to Pittsburgh. The science center is between Heinz Field ( home... More 

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