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Carnegie Science Center Pittsburgh

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Carnegie Science Center
1 Allegheny Avenue
Pittsburgh
PA
15212
Tel: 412 237 3400

Where are we going today?

Science can be fun when kids visit a place like Carnegie Science Center in Pittsburgh! 

This super fun, creative, hands-on and interactive museum is filled with exhibits and activities for kids with the aim to connect subjects like science and tech to everyday life.

Did you know that there are actually FOUR floors of interactive exhibits? That's a lot of fun to be had! They are not just for kids either - parents, you get to have a great time too!

Each exhibit and area teaches you something different. The H2Oh! overlooks three rivers, where you can learn all about the rivers themselves, the habitats, and even some pretty fun science about water!

The Exploration Station is a whopping 8,000 sq ft of fun-filled activities that encourage open-ended exploration and problem-solving. Kids can uncover the why and how of science concepts, from sound, lasers, to embryology!

The Atrium is the perfect place to learn all about the physics of flight and air - it will literally blow you away!

There is history to be learnt wiht the real Cold-War era submarine - the USS Requin, and get excited for the WORLD's largest permanent robotics exhibits - roboworld! How amazing!

Space is waiting too as you blast off to the Buhl Digital Planetarium, where a full dome experience can take you to the farthest reaches of the galaxy, as well as inside the human body!

With science workshops for families and kids, as well as summer camps and science sleepovers, kids won't want to stop learning at the Carnegie Science Center! What will you learn today?

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How much does it cost?

  • Adults$19.95 - $31.90
  • Children$11.95 - $23.90
  • Free Under: 2 years
LAST UPDATED 2016

When can we go?

10am - 5pm Sun - Fri / 10am - 7pm Sat

All year round.

Teachers corner

A field trip to Carnegie Science Center is not just a lot of fun for students of all ages, it's packed with opportunities for STEM (science, technology, engineering, and math) learning that will stick with them for a long time. They have group rates, so book now!.

I'm Hungry!

The River View Cafe has a host of snacks and meal items, so have a break and fill those tummies (they have pizza too!).

Healthy Eating!

They have salads and sandwiches at the cafe so you won't have problems finding something.

Any Top Tips?

Price brackets listed are basic entry and USS Requin at lowest admission, up to the Explore It All which includes the Laser Show and Omnimax Theater.

Doing our bit

The center is dedicated to the education of children, so everything there has been developed with that sole purpose. .

Need a little extra help?

Carnegie Science Center is accessible to persons with disabilities. Some exhibits require full physical mobility. Assistive listening systems and scripts are available for Rangos Omnimax Theater. Carnegie Science Center meets the requirements of the American Disabilities Act..

Can I get one of those?

Get that pocket money out because XPLOR Store is filled with scientific goodies, from educational to fun! There is also merchandise too. .

More information

You can have birthday parties at the center! They have set times to choose from, and it gives you 2 hours of party and general admission, AND an astronaut ice cream!.

What people are saying?

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    Had a blast with my two kids and their 3 cousins. So much to do and see. Unfortunately we went on a Sunday and had an abbreviated visit for Sunday hours. Definitely want to go back when we have more time. The weather was bad so it was super crowded in the sports area so lines were long and it took a while to move through. That was the only draw back. Going back on a weekday for sure. My 5 year scaled the climbing wall and it was easily one of her favorite moments ever!

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    We only had one day in Pittsburgh and we decided to visit the Science Center. It was amazing. I enjoyed the robot that could shoot basketballs and the model train village set. Extremely family-friendly, a wide variety of exhibits, and all-around fun! Highlights include the decommissioned submarine docked alongside the building and the new Robotics exhibit, and the variety of bicycles from different eras.This museum is very clean and has very friendly staff.

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    We have 4 boys under 10 years old and for us it was perfect Half a day was not nearly enough. Great staff, very varied exhibits, going back tofay

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    My husband and I visited the Science Center recently. We were just about the only people there without kids; very hands on, great if you have kids. We really liked the bicycle exhibit and the robot exhibit. But the other levels seemed a little neglected and a tad run down. Certainly not worth the $17, per person. Way over priced. Maybe worth $10.

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    I love the Science Center.

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