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Carnegie Science Center

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Address: One Allegheny Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA 15212
Phone Number: 412-237-3400
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We love Pittsburgh and all there is to do. My boys have asked to go back to the Science Center since we left. Great family day.

5 of 5 starsReviewed 4 days ago

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Edmonton, Canada
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9 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

It is not a place you want to be without kids. There are many interactive stuff for kids though. There is a submarine outside, which you can visit independent of the museum (suggested if there is no kid in the party). I really enjoyed the tour inside the submarine.

Thank ReiRabb
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4 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We love Pittsburgh and all there is to do. My boys have asked to go back to the Science Center since we left. Great family day.

Thank just2bme
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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34 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Sp much to see at the Science Center. Plan on spending the entire day there if you want to do it all. Don't forget about SportsWorks, this happens to be the highlight of my kids trip. Only have a half of day, we like to hit the first floor water feature, head up to see all of the robots and... More 

Thank JAltimore
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20 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Pumpkin toss was fun for the kids. Great staff. Good pricing for a 2-3 hour visit. Located next to Heinz field and close to free subway anywhere downtown Pittsburgh.

Thank dpcanada
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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41 reviews
24 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

All ages have something to do at the Science Center. Located on the riverfront ( nearby the Rivers Casino, Heinz Stadium, PNC, baseball stadium, and many good restaurants on the North Shore. At the Science Center, you can experiment with various displays, play basketball with the robot, attend a 3 D film, go to presentations, and enjoy the Train Display.... More 

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lancaster, pa
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59 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Saw the movie D-Day here, and it gave the best explanation hands down of the planning and execution of the battle.

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Dieppe, Canada
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51 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Got to see an omni max film. They are always great to see, Saw one in Boston few years ago. Lots of stuff to visit. Plan a few hours.

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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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17 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2015

What a great place to spend the day watching your grandkids enjoy themselves. My wife and I have a membership so that we can experience the Center numerous times during the year. There is so many hands on activities and presentations that we rarely spend fewer than 3 hours during a visit. It would be easy to spend all day... More 

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Clovis, New Mexico
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22 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2015

I went with a group of women friends ranging in age from 25 to 53 and we all had a good time. The exhibits are fun and interactive and the whole place is clean and well maintained. I've been to interactive science centers in other places and it seems that many of them have broken exhibits. I didn't see any... More 

Thank Cyndy H
Enola, Pennsylvania
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2015

We had a great time at the Science Center. It does seem to be aimed at a younger crowd...my kids are 18 & 13. We did find some stream studies & water things that the 18-year-old geology major found interesting. We went to the IMAX theater where we saw a show...it was a great experience. I would highly recommend this... More 

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