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Carnegie Science Center

One Allegheny Avenue

Mission: Carnegie Science Center delights, educates, and inspires through interactive experiences in science and technology.

In order to foster a scientifically literate community, Carnegie Science Center will:

1.Be the region's leading family-centered destination for fun and learning.

2.Serve as the trusted voice of science for the general public.

3.Serve as a town square for community dialogue on science and its social implications.

4.Showcase regional science and technology advances.

5.Achieve national and international recognition in exhibits and programs.

6.Excite and inspire boys and girls to explore careers in STEM (science, technology, engineering and math).

7.Attract and engage an audience that reflects the diversity of the regional community.

8.Collaborate with business and community partners.

Diversity: Carnegie Science Center understands, respects and values physical, cultural, economic and social differences among our visitors and staff.


Germaine Bell

Saturday, Aug. 4, 2018
It was a good time with lots of shows and hands on activities. We went without kids and still had a pretty good time. Also it was a Saturday and the crowd size was about as expected. There was a lot of people, but could still easily move around and do activities without much of a wait. One recommendation is to give yourself plenty of time and plan your trip to skip some shows and you can see and play with exhibits faster when shows are going on.

Joe Trusnik

Wednesday, July 18, 2018
Like most places with "science center" in the title, this is really just a place for children to play without going home having learned much about science. However, they do have a fantastic miniature train, a neat "robot hall of fame," and a planetarium. Exhibits change regularly, which is good or bad depending on the exhibit. If you have some young kids, it's worth the $20 per person admission. If not, you might satisfy your curiosity elsewhere.

Morenin N'Tal

Friday, Aug. 10, 2018
We held my wedding reception here and it was fantastic. The employees were patient and helpful, the view was beautiful, the food was delicious and the entire time was lots of fun. It's wonderful for both special events and everyday fun.

Cyndi Lange

Friday, July 20, 2018
Several exhibits were not working. Definitely for young children!! My older kids were bored and done within an hour. Submarine was the only cool part. Sports place is geared towards little kids as well. Waste of money for our family.


Wednesday, June 6, 2018
I really like this place. This museum is mainly for children, but parents can also enjoy wide variety of scientific exhibitions. Their miniature railroad exhibition is amazing! A lot of landmarks and buildings in Pittsburgh are reproduced in detail with wide variety of trains going back and forth. Their submarine tour is also thrilling. In the submarine you'll have to go through narrow corridors with a hundreds of pipes around you.

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