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Carnegie Science Center

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Address: 1 Allegheny Ave, Pittsburgh, PA 15212-5895
Phone Number: 412-237-3400
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We had an amazing 6+ hour visit at the Carnegie Science Center. From the space section to the water section and over to the interactive sports building, every inch of this... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

We had an amazing 6+ hour visit at the Carnegie Science Center. From the space section to the water section and over to the interactive sports building, every inch of this facility demands investigation. Our boys were consistently engaged in a wide range of exhibits. I wish our local science museum was so engaging.

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Thank Tina E
York, Pennsylvania
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

This is a pretty cool place to visit. It's more for little kids but it's still neat to see. Our favorite area was the train layout. Amazing detail in there and the manager actually showed us the workshop. It was really cool.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

I always love coming here and checking out the new exhibits. My favorite is the Sports Works. The simulators are a blast!

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Thank Jeffery A
Washington, DC
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

The interactive features of this museum makes this an incredible experience for kids. The sports complex was not only fun for kids, but adults too!

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Thank vbarcelona
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

We happened to visit on a day when there were tons of booths with activities and extra things to do. We got to experiment with all sorts of fun stuff like a 3D doodler pen, virtual reality, robots, met an actress from MacGyver, etc. We did see some of the actual science museum but not much. Then we went to... More 

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Richmond, Virginia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is a large science museum geared for Elementary aged children and parents. It's too bad that more exhibits were not given a Pittsburgh focus. The only thing that reminded you of what city you are visiting isthe model trains. An exhibit on steel or coal would seem appropriate.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Our 11 yr old daughter asked to come here again - the kids LOVE the hands on approach, staff members friendly and helpful.

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Houston, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We visited with children ages 4-12 and they all had a good time. We only had about 3 hours to spend there and I feel we could have spent a couple more. Don't forget to visit the building where they have the rock climbing and activities!

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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

OK, I gave this a 4 Star only because I've visited many Science Centers in both the US and Canada. I guess you can call me a science center junkie! The Carnegie Science Center in Pittsburgh is above average; however, it is far from being the best facility of it's type in the world. Exhibits change frequently and are of... More 

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Deale, Maryland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is an excellent museum for all ages. As a couple we skipped much of the hands on activities and focused on other areas, such as the train platform - take your time here, there is so much to see as the exhibit changes from night to day and season to season. We also caught one of the many films... More 

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