Carnegie Science Center

1 Allegheny Ave.
Pittsburgh, PA 15212- Map It
Phone: (412) 237-3400

AAA Editor Notes

Carnegie Science Center is at 1 Allegheny Ave. on the North Shore next to Heinz Field and is part of the Carnegie Museums of Pittsburgh. There are hundreds of hands-on exhibits covering the science of space flight, geology, physics, biology and energy; there are three live demonstration theaters, a laser show display and an authentic Cold War-era submarine. Documentaries, Hollywood blockbusters and live performances are shown in the four-story Rangos Giant Cinema theater. The Buhl Planetarium offers high-definition, full-dome planetarium experiences. Model railroads and village scenes depicting turn-of-the-20th-century western Pennsylvania are displayed at the Miniature Railroad and Village. SpacePlace includes a weightlessness simulation activity and walk-in replicas of two modules of the International Space Station. H2Oh! explores the science of water and how rivers create the habitats of the Pittsburgh region. BodyWorks describes the workings of the human body. SportsWorks offers more than 30 interactive sports challenges. Food is available.
(includes USS Requin) $19.95; $11.95 (ages 3-12). Discover More combination ticket with Science Center, USS Requin and one laser show $24.95; $16.95 (ages 3-12). Giant Cinema only, $9.95-$13.95; $7.95-$11.95 (ages 3-12 and 65+). Educational movie only, $9.95; $7.95 (ages 3-12 and 65+). Other combination tickets are available. Parking: $5.
Station: Allegheny
Hours: Science Center daily 10-5 (also Fri.-Sat. 5-7), Memorial Day-Labor Day; 10-5, rest of year. Phone for Giant Cinema daily performance schedule and laser matinee and evening show times. Closed Thanksgiving, Christmas and during Steelers home games with 1 and 4 p.m. kickoff times.