Carnegie Science Center, Pittsburgh

#2 of 21 in Childrens Museums in Pennsylvania
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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  • 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 »
  • This place is definitely catered to children of all ages. You have to like space and robotics to really appreciate this place as this is most of what this place is all about. The planetarium was a.....  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.

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