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Allegheny Observatory, Pittsburgh

#17 of 21 in Childrens Museums in Pennsylvania
Observatory · Hidden Gem · Museum
The Allegheny Observatory is an American astronomical research institution, a part of the Department of Physics and Astronomy at the University of Pittsburgh. The facility is listed on the National Register of Historical Places (ref. # 79002157, added June 22, 1979) and is designated as a Pennsylvania state and Pittsburgh History and Landmarks Foundation historic landmark.

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  • Great time and free. reserve in advance for Thurs and Fri. start off with history of the observatory. Tell all about Telescopes. Take you to the 47 foot telescope with the cool moving floor. They got....  more »
  • Many of my friends who live in Pittsburgh have not taken advantage of one of Pittsburgh's "national treasures" it's a very cool, fun and educational experience for the whole family young and old.  more »
  • The building is an attractive part of the landscape in the park, and the tours are fun and informative - but make sure you call ahead to reserve your spot. The building still sees some active use for science, but it could definitely use some more advanced maintenance in places.
  • Learn about real history and the beautiful heavens and stars. The tour guides are astronomers and well versed. A lifetime learning experience, so make your reservations now.

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