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USS Requin

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How did they get this to Pittsburgh?

In the 80s I was stationed in Tampa and was on her twice? How did it get to Pittsburgh? I would... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
New Haven, Indiana
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Military buff must

Being a veteran, I have natural interest in the military hardware that my predecessors from any... read more

Reviewed October 28, 2018
Rob N
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

In the 80s I was stationed in Tampa and was on her twice? How did it get to Pittsburgh? I would think locks on the Mississippi and Ohio would be to small: and to shallow in areas.

Date of experience: December 2017
Thank jayfcarson
Reviewed October 28, 2018

Being a veteran, I have natural interest in the military hardware that my predecessors from any branch of service, had operated. My grandkids came for a summer visit and I took the to Carnegie Science Center. For a few dollars more, I took them through...More

Date of experience: August 2018
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Reviewed October 16, 2018

Yes, and well worth a visit. If you visit the Carnegie Science Center, do not pass on the opportunity to tour through this submarine. The smell of diesel permeates the vessel and the space seems claustrophobic. I can only imagine what it must have felt...More

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank johnskabardonis
Reviewed October 5, 2018

If you want to know what it was like to live on a sub during WWll, this is the place to visit!!! The self guided tour was more interesting than I could have imagined!

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Ro B
Reviewed September 30, 2018 via mobile

Visited as part of the science center. Gives you a great perspective on what life must of been like for those brave souls who served on it. Highly recommend.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank 95lloyd
Reviewed September 23, 2018

How often can you get a chance like this? Family of six loved exploring the sub - from the triple decker bunk beds, control room and small galley kitchen. Very interesting and memorable!

Date of experience: August 2018
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Reviewed September 19, 2018

What a great experience to share with my 8 year old grandson. He was fascinated by the equipment and the limited space.This is definetly a memory that he willmkeep for the rest of his life.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank chuck21Scottsdale
Reviewed September 19, 2018

If you walk across the pedestrian/bike bridge to check out PNC Park, where the Pirates Play, which you definitely should do, you swill want to check out the Heinz Field Stadium where the Steelers play. The stadiums are FREE! (unless there's a game) and the...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Steve C
Reviewed September 18, 2018

As a tall person I avoided this for a long time because I thought the ceiling would be too low and I'd feel claustrophobic. That is not the case! The doors from section to section are small and require some dexterity, but the over-all headroom...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Karen_Carl
Reviewed September 8, 2018

We didn't have time to visit all of the Science Center, but we were able to get a ticket at the counter for just the sub. It was interesting to walk through an actual submarine still on the water.

Date of experience: August 2018
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April 24, 2018|
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Response from Michael S | Reviewed this property |
Yes, you can stay as long as you like. Go by sometime when it’s not too crowded so that you can admire the ship with minimal distractions.
je d
October 9, 2017|
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Response from ked909 | Reviewed this property |
The center is closed "for renovations related to the new PPG Science Pavilion", according to the website. It should be open on your last day, the 14th, though. You can walk by and see the sub fine from the walking path... More
September 20, 2017|
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Response from ked909 | Reviewed this property |
It's free with admission to the Science Center. I am not sure you can buy admission to *only* the USS Requin.
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Scott B
Houston, Texas
USS Requin requires Science Center admission? (2 Replies)
While we are in Pittsburgh, we are looking for things to do while we are not at the baseball games. We won't have a lot of time as we arrive on a Friday shorly before the game and will leave Sunday immediately after the game. Therefore, our siteseeing time is limited to much of the day on Saturday and then a few hours in the morning on Sunday. So far we are considering a tour of PNC Park, visiting the inclines, and even possibly doing a Just Ducky Tour. We were also interested in visiting the...More
April 13, 2011|
Response fromScott B|
Thanks for the info Charefex! I guess we'll just have to decide if we want to spend the money for the Science Center. A lot of it will come down to how much time we have. If we pay for the Science Center, we will definately want to see parts of it as well!