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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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Type: Science Museums, Museums
Sun - Fri 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Sat 10:00 am - 7:00 pm

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Allentown, Pennsylvania
12 reviews 12 reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2014 NEW via mobile

We were there during the Thanksgiving weekend specifically to watch a show in the Omnimax dome iMax theater. We arrived at the science center well ahead of time and hence walked around to check out the place. Most of the displays and the activities were good and seemed fun, especially for kids. We waited in the line for about 20... More 

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33 reviews 33 reviews
13 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2014

This place is fantastic and free if you have a membership to another astc musuem. My favorite part was the submarine, not many placees where you can get on an actual floating submarine. If some of guys on the submarine are older than they probably actually served on one. They will talk to you for hours if you really want... More 

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Morgantown, West Virginia, United States
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17 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2014

We love the Science Center. There are a lot of exhibits for all ages. The water area is great for younger kids. The sports works also has a lot of great activites for the kids to do. We have seen a few shows in the Omnimax and they are always wonderful!

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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, United States
3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2014

We live and work in the Pittsburgh area but love to spend time at the Science Center as a special treat. My 4 year old loves the 4th floor and the water table is very interactive. Great place to go for the day!!

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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
4 reviews 4 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

I have gone here several times. The robot section is great to visit, and you can play basketball against a robot that never misses. The Sports Works is included in this and has lots of fun challenging things to do that help teach kids how things work scientifically by the use of athletics

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Clinton, New Jersey
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77 reviews 77 reviews
11 attraction reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

We spent around 4 hours at the museum, and the activities and exhibits were fun for all ages, as well as informative. I do agree that they could have provided more maps or clearer directions to maps. The museum is a bit free form in some ways, so kids who tend to run around might be overwhelmed (or their parents... More 

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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

My kids and I love the Carnegie Science Center. The standng exhibits are educational and fun. The changing exhibits are sometimes fantastic and other times just okay. It would be nice if they changed a bit more frequently. The sports portion of the museum is great! One of the best places to go for the day in Pittsburgh!

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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
13 reviews 13 reviews
3 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

Fantastic family fun, GREAT over 21 nights! Check the calendar of events. There are exhibits for all members of the family, even the little ones will have a complete blast here. Floor after floor of hands on learning to engage in, plus the IMAX theater, and the submarine too. The miniature railroad exhibit changes throughout the year and it's a... More 

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Uniontown, Pennsylvania, United States
20 reviews 20 reviews
4 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 28, 2014

Great time for kids AND adults. So many different things for everyone. The staff was helpful and interacted well with tbe kids. We. Definitely will be going back soon!!

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15 reviews 15 reviews
7 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2014

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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