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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.



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.

Maria Apolinar

Saturday, May 26, 2018
I enjoy going to science centers when I travel to different cities but I’d have to rate this one pretty low on the list. I will point out, that I am a young adult. Nonetheless, this science center was quite overpriced. We went to a few other attractions around the city (Heinz History Center, Andy Warhol Museum, etc) and they offered student discounts and had much more to look at for the price. Not to mention there was a field trip of kids running around but it’s to be expected at a science center. The only exhibit that was worth seeing was the robotics but not worth the $20 I spent. I would rate Houston, Columbus, and Chicago above this one.

Mikkia Lawrence Cordle

Saturday, April 21, 2018
If you are going to Pittsburgh with kids, this is a definite must-see. It is priced similar to discount theme park tickets. However, you might as well plan to be there all day, the kids did not want to leave. This is a really cool place, but please do yourself a favor and go to the adjacent Carnegie Sports Complex first. I believe the admission tickets covers entrance to both (if my memory serves correct). My family and I enjoyed the Science Center more as there were more physical activities for the kids and adults. The science center was nice, it had a number of experiments and history, which is great, but it was painful making the kids read the captions for everything they were looking at. The train set is beautiful, but the kids wanted to look and go. Since this was a six hour drive, we are reading everything.... ***Bonus: The museum offers free admission two days per year. And, you can see the building from the Duquesne Incline

Dana Fullerton

Saturday, May 19, 2018
Just came from The Royal Wedding Viewing. Friendly staff and well organized. We will definitely be coming back to see more of the Rangos showings.

Marlene Booth

Wednesday, Nov. 29, 2017
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.

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