Carnegie Science Center, Pittsburgh

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#3 of 17 in Childrens Museums in Pennsylvania
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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  • We love to take a day go to the museum and see the great exhibits. We of course have to stop at the gift shop and see what’s new. It’s a wonderful place to spend a day with the family teaching and lea...  more »
  • This place has got it all! We went with a one year old and a three year old. I have never seen a kids place so chock-full of quality hands-on displays! It is massive and totally kid centered; yet I en...  more »
  • The Science Centre is a museum located (right near the ballparks) and is a dynamic and interactive site, so much for children as for adults. The highlight is the Robotics section, cinema 360° view of the city, and miniature railway and ride in a submarine used during World War II. Annex to the Museum there is also an environment called the Sports Center that combines science, sport and recreation. The site has attractions such as a rock-climbing wall, a full race track, a baseball throwing area (which tracks your speed pitch) and even a trampoline, so that you can practice in the air before falling shenanigans. Will you find a trampolinista with Olympic potential. If you decide to stay to eat, sit outside the patio for a beautiful view of the birth of the Ohio River and the city skyline.
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  • This is a great place not only for kids to learn and have fun but for adults as well, there's always something new to learn!!! And the train exhibit wow, unbelievable, you need to take your time looking at that maybe 2 or 3 times. What a beauty, and the submarine is so neat to go through and see. The employees do a wonderful job there and are all so nice and helpful. Nice memories there!! Go and enjoy, have fun.
  • I really enjoyed the tour of the USS REQUIN. I have a better appreciation for Sailors aboard WWII Era Submarine. Also I loved the model train display, such awesome detail and helpful staff.
  • Such a fun place to go with kids. We have probably circled their incredible train exhibit a thousand times. And that's just one room out of many many that feature things as far ranging as trampolines and water worlds.
  • I'm sure I would have had an even better time if I had small children here but even without it was a great day. I was reviving an old family tradition of going to the Miniature Railroad and Village at Christmas time and it was even better than I remembered. I will be back next Christmas for sure!
  • I love my Carnegie annual membership. My 3 year old and I try to visit once a week via bicycle preferably. Can't wait to see the newly improved location.
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