Carnegie Science Center, Pittsburgh

Science Museum · Museum
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. Use our Pittsburgh road trip website to visit Carnegie Science Center on your trip to Pittsburgh, and learn what else travelers and our writers recommend seeing nearby.
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  • This huge science Museum had a lot going on. We paid $5 to park and $30 for entrance, child and senior prices are reduced. The Mountaineer Rail Road film through the Canadian Rockies is $7 extra. We.....  more »
  • My 10 year old daughter and I visited the museum on a girls' weekend to Pittsburgh. We loved this museum - especially the sports facility!  more »
  • We had a great time! We spent about 3 hours with our inquisitive 6 yo. She led the way. The body works room was great. That and the H2O exhibit were her faves. Definitely worth it. We were...  more »
  • Great Place! I've been going there every year since I was 6, great place for most/all ages! All the improvements to the building have been good for the most part. I don't really like how they have removed the indoor roller coaster but I can understand it was for safety measures or such. Anyway definitely recommend for people!
  • This is the best science center in the world. The train display really tops it off and they have there own submarine!!! My childhood was spent at this wonderful establishment. I would recommend everyone to go.
  • This place is pretty cool. Lots of cool and interesting exhibits. That said, it kinda loses its luster after the first visit. Cost $20 and was out in 2 hours. The movie theater is super cool tho. Id recommend the theatre to everybody. This is not a good place for super young children. Id say wait til they are at least 5 or 6 to take them. It was super busy on Sunday. I think a week day would be better. Overall a very nice cool place to spend a few hours. Give it a shot.
  • Love the science center!! They are always having great events for children AND adults, the food court has pretty good food, and it's a great value to get in for all you can do (science center, sports works, and submarine). They also have a changing seasonal exhibit so theres always something new, they have an awesome movie screen and cool laser light shows.
  • This place is the ultimate family museum that really gets kids thinkin’. So many interactive exhibits that the kids were never bored! Definitely go to the adjacent Sports Works too!The kids had so much fun climbing the rock wall. Fabulous museum!

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