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Carnegie Science Center, Pittsburgh

(4.3/5 based on 850+ reviews on the web)
The most-visited museum in Pittsburgh, Carnegie Science Center features a permanent robotics collection, four floors of interactive exhibits, an IMAX theater, and a planetarium. Learn about submarines and take a behind-the-scenes tour into their compartments. Become a human yo-yo to discover kinetic energy, learn the ins-and-outs of rotational physics, and explore a replica of a space station and zero gravity. You'll find a number of educational programs and challenges for children. Check the official website for a calendar of shows and workshops. It couldn't be easier to arrange your visit to Carnegie Science Center and many more Pittsburgh attractions: make an itinerary online using Inspirock's Pittsburgh travel itinerary maker.
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  • I love the science center so much. I go pretty frequently. There's a ton of interactive stuff and they change smaller exhibits pretty frequently. 
  • Wow...we just took two of our grandkiddos to the Carnegie Science Museum and it was absolutely a day well spent!! We were spent by the end of the day...there is just a myriad of things to see and hand...  more »
  • Whenever in Pittsburgh, I just have to come down to this Science Center. Children - adults - seniors - everyone will enjoy this place. My favorite is Buhl Planetarium, so if you like the universe and ...  more »
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  • My family would stop by here every summer as I grew up. This place was (and probably still is) amazing. They are constantly changing the exhibits so every time back there is something new to play with and learn. I can still remember being transported in the Star Trek exhibit, and learning about Comet Shoemaker–Levy 9 hitting Jupiter. And, of course, who could forget astronaut food from the gift shop - freeze dried ice cream, strawberries and pizza, mmmm. If you have kids, you really should take them here at least once. While the center is primarily geared towards younger children some exhibits will appeal to more mature audiences. They also host the occasional adult (21+) event in the evening.
  • Of course it makes for a very busy & engaging day. $5 no-hassle parking. A robot serves frozen yogurt. Lots of different themes and subjects throughout the facility has something for everyone. Going during the week, we didnt expect so many school trips, so it got a bit busy. The submarine was interesting at first, and then it got a bit tedious and boring, not for everybody.
  • This visit left me asking if the people working are kid friendly. Upon visiting the robot floor, my son, 12, ventured out upon his own. After about 3-5 minutes, I went to check up on his whereabouts. As I came upon him typing quickly, with both pointer fingers, a rude comment was made by the center worker. "It's probably not working because I watched you pounding on the keyboard for the past 20 minutes as I walked around." Really?? My son was away from me for no more than 5 minutes. You mean you watched him for 20 minutes "pounding" on the keyboard and didn't redirect him or help him to properly use the equipment??? And all the tiny tots running around NEVER pounded on the keyboard before?? My comment to her was, "Let's not exaggerate, he was only there about 3 minutes." I took my son and walked away. I guess maybe she thought I was going to reprimand him. Just in case anyone was wondering, this happened 8/15/16 between 1:00 and 2:00. AND TWO OTHER ROBOT EXHIBITS WERE DOWN... -Signed, Not a happy member!
  • This is one of the greatest places to visit. It is so much fun. Great classes to see. Awesome hands on place for kids
  • Went here on one of the free days in the summer. It was packed with people, but the staff kept it organized. A really fun place for people of all ages. Wish they had more movies for their Omnimax theater though.