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Carnegie Science Center

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Address: One Allegheny Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA 15212
Phone Number: 412-237-3400
10:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Sun - Fri 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Sat 10:00 am - 7:00 pm

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Fun Day - Come Avoid the heat!!

We were looking for something to do with our 2 year old granddaughter to avoid the heat. We went first thing on a Tuesday a.m. It was pretty busy as a lot of day camps besides... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
Indiana, Pennsylvania
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Indiana, Pennsylvania
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

We were looking for something to do with our 2 year old granddaughter to avoid the heat. We went first thing on a Tuesday a.m. It was pretty busy as a lot of day camps besides families. A lot of the exhibits etc are for older children and we weren't sure if there would be much that a 2 year... More 

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magrath, ab
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 74 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Though I think this place is more geared toward younger children, my 18 year old son and I still had a good time. There are plenty of hands on exhibits and lots of 'movies' and class rooms. The robot area was our favourite. My son even beat the robot at air hockey!!!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

We enjoy visiting the Carnegie Science Center. My son and nephews love going to the Sportsworks area the best! I recommend going there first because it gets really busy and you can have long waits to do some of the exhibits. The submarine is another poplar exhibit with my kids!

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Arnold, Maryland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Absolutely one of our favorite places to visit in Pittsburgh. In addition to the exhibits and Omnimax, there is a great little café to feed the family.

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Toronto, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

This is one of the best Science Centers I have been to in the USA. There is a submarine that you can go on that they used in WW2. There is also a sports complex and a main section. Lots of live demos and interactive activities for the kids.

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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

I always have a great time at the science center !! They always have something to do !! I love sports works too !! This is my favorite "museum " in Pittsburgh !! The staff is very helpful and you learn a lot too !! The science center is not like any museum , it puts the fun in learning... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

This was a really fun day for the kids, ranging in age from almost 2 to 12. There was something for everyone and a good mix of activities that were educational in nature, fun and ones that got you moving. The Highmark sponsored portion with all of the fitness activities was enjoyed by all the kids and it was great... More 

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Columbus, Ohio
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

This is a very solid science center with a variety of exhibits and plenty to keep you interested. The planetarium set it apart from other science centers as well as the submarine out back. I would say the Sport Activity Center is the crowning jewel, I just wish I would have borrowed a kid for the day.

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philadelphia area
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The Science Center itself is good but tall and narrow. You initially think "Four Floors! Woah!" but then realize some of the floors are class room space and show space. Really, the only large floor is the 2nd and even half of that is a miniature train display. We didn't have much time but the crowds weren't bad for a... More 

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Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

While in from out of town, we made use of free admission using our hometown museum membership reciprocity program. We went with young teens and the Center is more geared towards kids 5-11 ish. Ninetheless, the found enough to occupy their minds and hands. The river view is great. Would definitely recommend it for families with younger kids.

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