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Carnegie Science Center, Pittsburgh

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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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  • We love and have a membership for COSI in Columbus, Ohio and were delighted to find out Carnegie has a reciprocal agreement. As a result, our admission was free - make sure you check the website when ...  more »
  • I love the science center, but I love it even more after hours without kids. We did the 21 and over night and had a blast. You were able to walk and explore the entire museum for about 4 hours. It was...  more »
  • We live in Texas, however, I went to school in Pittsburgh and we visit every few years. We always try to visit the Carnegie Science Center and even though my boys are now 14 they still love it!  more »
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  • We recently enjoyed a day at the Science center. I have three boys - 2 teens and a 9 yo and they all had fun! The highlights were the Sports center, the robotic arm shooting hoops and the bodily noises display (I did mention I had boys, right??) The only thing we didn't care for was the film "Extreme Weather". Extreme disappointment! $45 for our family of 5 for a film with such little content was extreme. The two main themes of the film were the sad, scary state the world is in because the glaciers are melting and fires in California caused by the 10 year drought (which is over by the way! My friend showed pics of the gorgeous blooming desert hillsides last month). I was hoping that we'd learn more of how a hurricane formed and watch it's progression, hear more stories of people who survived a tornado, how animals and people survive a sand storm, and more. There was so much potential here and they missed the mark by a long shot. We LOVED the museum, but not the film. :)
  • We loved it! So great i beat the robot in air hockey and no one else did around me haha so that was great. We got a 1 year pass while there. The man that greeted us was knowledge, fun and easy to talk to! We will be back I'm sure of it! The submarine was awesome and check out the "high voltage" show for kids (it was awesome and Emily was amazing) we don't have kids and we really enjoyed it.
  • Great place for kids... or without! We stopped during a weekend trip without kids and still had a good time. We will definitely be coming back with the kids! The laser show was cool, the movie theatre experience was awesome, and the submarine we toured was definitely a new experience! There were a lot of hands-on interactive learning areas for the kids... and even adults. Lots of kids around, but the place kept everyone moving between exhibits and shows! This will definitely be something your family will enjoy and remember!
  • This place is great. It teaches the children while they are playing. They always have new displays and great events. My kids enjoy coming here. They are 13 and 5.
  • Great place to go with or without your kids. Such a positive learning experience for young and old alike. Pittsburgh is lucky to have CSC here. The laser shows are awesome, the ever changing displays make this worth a visit every few months. The train room is just mind blowing.