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Carnegie Science Center, Pittsburgh

Categories: Science Museums, Museums
Inspirock Rating:
4.3/5 based on 800+ 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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  • My kids had sleep overs and school trips galore here and they both keep nature and science in their lives, for which I am grateful. They also have a big IMAX theatre with shows about The Great Pyramid...  read more »
  • My family and I visited the Carnegie Science Center on a recent trip to Pittsburgh. My children are ages 10, 11, 12 and 15, and for the majority of the time they were kinda bored. With the exception o...  read more »
  • This is a fun place for children and adults alike to play. They've got lots of neat stuff. Unfortunately, the day we were there they were short staffed and some of the attractions were shut down, disa...  read more »
  • 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!
  • The exhibits are repetitive, half are broken, and are 10 years out of date (oh, and the robots? blatant advertisements for local universities). Highlight of the visit was undoubtedly the rabbit and woodchuck spied from a 3rd floor window. Also the Dippin Dots vending machine in the cafeteria was broken eliminating the remaining reason for a visit.
  • This was always one of my favorite places to visit growing up and I am so excited to share it with my son now as well. He absolutely loves the robots exibit and seeing all of the famous movie robots. We spend countless hours on the top floor playing in the childrens area and he loves building forts and castles with the foam blocks. The miniature railroad has been around for as long as I can remember but they still manage to make small changes to it to keep it interesting everytime we go back.
  • This is one of the greatest places to visit. It is so much fun. Great classes to see. Awesome hands on place for kids
  • We have been there twice. We love the planetarium and Omnimax Theater. It is very hands on for the whole family. Love the robots. Very clean. Food great. Fun day,but very crowded and busy the two times we were there.
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