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Carnegie Science Center

One Allegheny Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA 15212
412-237-3400
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Ranked #20 of 91 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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10 reviews 10 reviews
8 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2014 NEW

I was a parent chaperone for my son's 6th grade field trip. The boys had a great time in the sports center. That was their favorite part. We went on the submarine and watched a movie in the imax theatre. The movie made me a little nauseated because I get motion sickness but it didn't bother the kids. There was... More

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Wadsworth, Ohio
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014 NEW

Really Nice museum. Kids had a great time. Highly recommend for families. Easy access to downtown Pittsburgh

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Webster, New York
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4 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

My husband loved the Sports section of the Museum. Other wise it was like a typical Science Museum in any town.

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Bethel Park, Pennsylvania
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12 reviews 12 reviews
5 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014

Took a 9 year old and a 14 year old to the CSC and they both had a great time! The parents did as well! What a nice place to have fun AND learn at the same time!

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Westlake, OH
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15 reviews 15 reviews
4 attraction reviews
55 helpful votes 55 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014

As Science Centers go, this one is a bit smaller than we've seen. Yet it has most attractions common to this type of museum (aka Cleveland, Cincinnati, Columbus- before it closed, Chicago). Complete with hands on exhibits that draw in 10 year olds and younger. Omnimax too. A few exhibits stand out that my kids ages 14 and 10 really... More

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Pittsburgh, PA
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61 reviews 61 reviews
21 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014

I view the Science Center as mostly for children, though when I go there I always learn something fascinating. However, for children, the Science Center is just an awesome wonderland. Pretty much everything is interactive, and you can entertain your bright, bouncy young ones for hours. Bring a book so you can sit and read while they play in the... More

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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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16 reviews 16 reviews
3 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014

We have an annual pass to the CSC and our kids love it. They are young enough that they do not technically learn anything from these visits, but they love the hands on exhibits. My older son loves the train exhibit and spends at least 30 minutes walking around and pointing things out. Highly recommend this place for families of... More

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Coatesville, Pennsylvania
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3 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014

Maybe if you have kids you'd like this, probably not though. If you went here with kids and rated this a 5, go and ask your kids what they learned. I'm betting they wouldn't even have an answer. $18.95 for a ticket? For what? I don't get it. Don't waste your time going here.

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Clarksburg, West Virginia
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32 reviews 32 reviews
13 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2014

My wife and I have used many methods to view the July 4th fireworks in downtown Pittsburgh. The July 4th Blowout at the Carnegie Science Center is the best option EVER, so far. The admission price at first might seem a little high, however, you receive at least 5 hours to explore the entire facility with a greatly reduced number... More

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fort erie
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7 attraction reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2014

We spent about 3 hours touring the Center. Upon arrival we grabbed a slice of pizza in the cafe and then headed outside to the submarine. The submarine is certainly something neat to see. A word of caution the stairs in and out are steep and the doorways between sections are tight. If you were heavier set or do not... More

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