Carnegie Science Center

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Carnegie Science Center
4.5
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Monday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Tuesday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Wednesday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Thursday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Friday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Saturday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Sunday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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Whether you're seeking a science adventure, or just looking for things to do in Pittsburgh, Carnegie Science Center is a fun-filled destination guaranteed to ignite the "Wow!" in everyone. Visit Pittsburgh’s most-visited museum, with four floors of interactive exhibits. Marvel at astronomy in Buhl Planetarium, discover the science behind robotics in roboworld®, and learn about the human body in BodyWorks. Watch hair-raising live shows and discover an array of programs for the entire family. Take a step back in time aboard our Cold War-era submarine, watch model trains chug through western Pennsylvania in our Miniature Railroad & Village®, or catch a movie on Pittsburgh’s largest movie screen at The Rangos Giant Cinema! And, if you are looking for physical activity, test your bravery on our Ropes Challenge, one of the many sports-related activities in Highmark SportsWorks®. Explore science in a new way at Carnegie Science Center!
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Bob B
186 contributions
Dec 2021 • Family
We took our grandson. What a great place. Plenty of interactive displays for young children as well as adults. Every floor has a different theme. The model train layout is up and running with people there to answer questions. There are elevators for those that need them. Ramps instead of steps from floor to floor for strollers or wheel chairs. Again this is a great place to visit. Submarine tours closed in the cold seasons.
Written January 2, 2022
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LEGBS
Pittsburgh, PA101 contributions
Dec 2021
We went to CSC to see the Pompeii exhibit. The exhibit was historically accurate but if you know some of the history, it was a bit redundant and disappointing. It would have been nice to have seen film footage of the excavation and learn more detail of the city's infrastructure. The artifacts were interesting. The casts of humans and animals was eery -- imagining just how horrific this volcano really was. Once in the gift shop (of course there is a gift shop), there is a small upstairs exhibit depicting brothels & prostitution. This section not terribly inappropriate but best suited to a mature audience. The exhibit will take 60 to 90 minutes.
Written December 30, 2021
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Tammy S
Granville, OH57 contributions
Nov 2021
This museum is not just for kids but also for adults. This exhibit was amazing. Done tastefully, historically accurate and just wow
Written November 15, 2021
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JeffBreedlove
Atlanta, GA4,160 contributions
Jul 2021 • Family
This is very nice science center. We all enjoyed our visit especially the tour of the USS Requin. The movie theater is very neat and they have countless fun exhibitions and interactive opportunities

Go enjoy

They do have paid parking and I recommend you arrive early before crowds

Go enjoy
Written October 30, 2021
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AndreaUbok
Florida2,679 contributions
Sep 2021 • Couples
This huge science Museum had a lot going on. We paid $5 to park and $30 for entrance, child and senior prices are reduced. The Mountaineer Rail Road film through the Canadian Rockies is $7 extra. We got timed tickets to walk through the submarine. There was a large café and huge gift shop.
There were a lot of hands-on demonstrations. Many of the displays were interactive. We went through the space exhibit, water exhibit, body Works and robotics. All were interesting and well done. We walked from the back to the front of the US S Requiem submarine.
Written September 22, 2021
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Kari C
Avon, OH103 contributions
May 2021
My 10 year old daughter and I visited the museum on a girls' weekend to Pittsburgh. We loved this museum - especially the sports facility!
Written September 12, 2021
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tinacaro
United States67 contributions
Jul 2021 • Family
We had a great time!

We spent about 3 hours with our inquisitive 6 yo. She led the way.

The body works room was great. That and the H2O exhibit were her faves.

Definitely worth it. We were members of a reciprocal museum so it was free.
Written July 30, 2021
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E H
Brunswick, NY99 contributions
Jun 2021
This place is definitely catered to children of all ages. You have to like space and robotics to really appreciate this place as this is most of what this place is all about. The planetarium was a highlight here, with informative shows provided at regular intervals. The room full of robots was pretty fascinating. My personal favorite was the Lost in Space robot, the actual robot used in Season 2 of the '60s TV series, equipped with varying quotes and quips from the original Robot voice provided by Dick Tufeld. But the most spectacular thing here was the large room adjacent containing a replica of Pittsburgh with a fully-operating train station. From any angle it looked absolutely real with so much fine detail. I spent 20 minutes in here alone. An adjacent building was dedicated to sports science...not quite my thing, but many people spent quite some time exploring here, and there were a lot of happy faces.

Just one thing prevented me from giving this place 5 stars...the gift shop had nothing for anyone over 17. These gift shops need to expand their focus. I came out of this one with nothing. All-in-all, this is a very good family stop.
Written July 20, 2021
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isiselliot
Pittsburgh, PA60 contributions
Jul 2021 • Family
We bought tickets ahead and still had to stand in a long line in the rain with people with no tickets. You might think a SCIENCE center might have more scientifically minded people to make two lines. Very crowded. Not a great science center for a city of this size.
Written July 9, 2021
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Pittsburgh, PA37,287 contributions
Jun 2021 • Family
The kids love it, even if many of the exhibits are not open. I'd advise taking the elevator to the top floor and working your way down to the bottom. Plenty of interactive exhibits for the children. They loved the robots.
Written June 27, 2021
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  • Sun - Sat 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM