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Carnegie Science Center

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Address: 1 Allegheny Ave, Pittsburgh, PA 15212-5895
Phone Number:
+1 412-237-3400
10:00 - 17:00
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Sun - Fri 10:00 - 17:00
Sat 10:00 - 19:00

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Great for kids

Took my daughter to both the science center and sport works. She had a great time. We bought a museum membership. Totally worth it.

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 days ago
Mark H
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Took my daughter to both the science center and sport works. She had a great time. We bought a museum membership. Totally worth it.

Thank Mark H
Clarksburg, West Virginia
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4 reviews
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

I was most looking forward to going here to catch a show at the planetarium but was very disappointing when the show only lasted about 15 minutes. They went over a few constellations and that's it. I was hoping for the full constellation tour, and all the planets, but what we got was hardly anything at all. Too many kids... More 

Thank Brittany B
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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4 reviews
3 attraction reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

The science center is always fun to visit. My family has a great time with the tip floor having activities for younger children. I love the huge train model and all the hands on activities.

Thank peninasegal84
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3 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Took my 4 year old to new visit for his birthday on a recommendation, would be an exciting and fun environment for an older child!

Thank Amber R
Eighty Four
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Great place for children of all ages. A lot of interactive exhibits and displays. the show (National Parks) at the Omnimax theater was great.

Thank Michael V
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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4 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a great location for everyone, adults and children love this science center. Many things to do and see. A real submarine on display in the Ohio river with tours available.

Thank M3531KJvictort
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6 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My daughter and her family from The UK were in town for the holidays. My Grandson who is 5 just loved all the interactive exhibits. My Granddaughter who is 17 months just loved to push the buttons and see the flashing lights. Win for Grandma!

Thank Susan G
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

All 5 of my children, ages 4 through 13 LOVED this place and can't wait to come back. Expensive, but with reciprocity from the science museum in my hometown plus my husband's military ID made this trip almost free. Very hands on. Worth taking your time. My kids loved the robotics section and the water section best. And when you... More 

North Ridgeville, Ohio
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4 reviews
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We didn't find out the train display was closed until we had already paid. There was a small 8x10 sign by the register. Displays seem small and all the cool stuff for the teens is add on prices. Doesn't seem to be a very good value any longer.

Thank jmorningstar
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

It's basically an out of control daycare..Save your money and spend your time somewhere else...not a lot of stuff for older kids more for younger..Parents sit on their phones and let the kids run..also barley get a turn to do anything because the parents sitting, their kids stay on something for 20mins so the next kid doesn't get a chance... More 

Thank Tara H

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