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Carnegie Science Center

1 Allegheny Ave, Pittsburgh, PA 15212-5895
+1 412-237-3400
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Historic and beautiful

It was nice to walk around this area and the kids really enjoyed being here and to learn about the... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
PushExplore
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Guangzhou, China
Great time

My family and I went here for Mothers Day. We have a son who is 16 and another one who is 10 so... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
chris4758
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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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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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1 Allegheny Ave, Pittsburgh, PA 15212-5895
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Reviewed 3 days ago

It was nice to walk around this area and the kids really enjoyed being here and to learn about the famous Carnegie Science Center.

Thank PushExplore
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

My family and I went here for Mothers Day. We have a son who is 16 and another one who is 10 so it's hard to find something to do that the entire family will enjoy. We spent 6 hours going to the different floors...More

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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

This center has something for everyone of all ages. My teens loved everything they saw. This is a place I would highly recommend when you are in Pittsburgh.

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Reviewed 1 week ago

A great family day to see the most amazing model train set you'll ever see, lots of astronomical and natural history displays, and catch an IMAX film about any one of several topics. November 2016

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I've been to several science museums around the Midwest and Carnegie science center is my favorite by far. We're in our late twenties and enjoyed it as much as any kid would. Almost everything is hands-on and if I lived nearby and had children, I'd...More

Thank Zack S
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Kids had fun enjoying the different floors of the center! They had even more fun in the Sports area!

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Great hands on science center. Lots of things to do and see. The sport works is a great playground for kids and adults.

Thank Mnako
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Reviewed 16 April 2018 via mobile

Spent the day here it's a great hands on for the kids. Learn about space, robots, and take a tour on a ww2 era submarine.

Thank ufr1196
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Reviewed 11 April 2018

The Science Center was a hit with our family aged 6-60. Everything from robots to an actual military submarine. The sub was a big hit and very interesting! The kids were very excited to see R2D2 and C3PO in the robot exhibit.

Thank VisitVT
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Reviewed 10 April 2018

The only reason for adults to go here is to supervise children. The science center looked like a wonderful place for them to play and explore (and learn?), but I couldn't wait to get out of there. I was surprised and disappointed that there was...More

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Heather H
9 April 2018|
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Response from 334frang | Reviewed this property |
It depends on your energy level and time constraint.I go frequently with my grandchildren \.We do 3-4 hours depending on the programs(EXCELLENT)scheduled.A lunch break is helpful in their spacious cafeteria (buy or... More
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Heather H
9 April 2018|
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Response from Laura S | Reviewed this property |
There are actually two buildings, including the Sports Science building (Sportsworks), plus the submarine in the back. It would depend on the ages of the people in your group, but you could easily spend four hours in the... More
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Graesyn T
7 March 2018|
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As in a drawstring bag to keep water, phone, headphones etc.
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