Carnegie Science Center

1 Allegheny Ave.
Pittsburgh, PA 15212- Map It
(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, a four-story Omnimax theater and an authentic Cold War-era submarine. 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. Food is available.
(includes USS Requin) $19.95; $11.95 (ages 3-12). Combination ticket with Science Center, USS Requin and OMNIMAX $26.90; $18.90 (ages 3-12). Omnimax only, $8.95. Parking: $5.
Station: Allegheny
Hours: Science Center Mon.-Fri. 10-5, Sat. 10-7. Omnimax movies on the hour Mon.-Fri. (also 6-10, Fri.-Sat.). Laser shows Fri.-Sat. at 5, 10, 11 and midnight (also Sat. at 7). Closed Thanksgiving, Christmas and during Steelers home games with 1 and 4 p.m. kickoff times.