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1/12/2015 to 1/20/2015

Visit us FREE on January 19, 2015

Thanks to generous contributions by Duquesne Light, all visitors will enjoy free general admission, parking, and an Omnimax film!

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4/1/2015 to 5/17/2015

In Honor of Armed Forces Day

In honor of Armed Forces Day, active members and veterans of the U.S. Military can receive a free ticket to see our newest Omnimax film, D-Day: Normandy 1944 on May 16 by presenting their military ID at the Ticket Counter. One ticket per person.

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8/11/2014 to 11/26/2014

Special Offer for Members

On Mondays in November, members of Carnegie Museums of Pittsburgh who are 65 or older receive a free small popcorn with the purchase of an Omnimax ticket!

8/11/2014 to 9/7/2014

It's a Grand Slam from Isaly's

Register now at and you may win twenty admissions to Carnegie Science Center and Highmark SportsWorks® and twenty "All You Can Eat" seats at PNC Park! While you're at Highmark SportsWorks® before the game, warm up and test your skills at Isaly's Pitching Cage. Then head to PNC Park and pick up twenty "All You Can Eat" tickets to watch your favorite team take on the CUBS on Sunday, September 14.

Knock one out of the Park! One winner will be chosen. Register to win at

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8/1/2014 to 8/25/2014

FREE Science Day on Aug 24

Explore hundreds of hands-on exhibits free of charge on Sunday, August 24 from 10 am – 5 pm. On this special day, general admission for visitors will be generously underwritten by the Jack Buncher Foundation.

8/1/2014 to 10/1/2014

September Discount

Save your receipt and visit again for free! For every General Admission ticket purchased in September 2014, receive free General Admission for the same number of adult and child General Admission tickets on your return trip until December 31, 2014.

Discount not valid for group visits. Non-transferable. Must be redeemed by December 31, 2014. Discount only applies to general admission.

7/28/2014 to 8/11/2014

PA Virtual Charter School Discount

Children can visit "Blue Prints Weekend" on August 9 and 10 at Carnegie Science Center with a discount compliments of PA Virtual Charter School.

Visit PA Virtual Charter School and download your discount coupon for child's general admission.

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6/6/2014 to 8/6/2014

Carnegie Science Center and Pirates Energy Fund Night

"Celebrate Energy" with our friends and neighbors from the energy industry when the Pirates host the inaugural Energy Night at PNC Park on August 6. This night will feature special group ticket options, an official Energy Night T-Shirt, and a portion of all ticket proceeds contributing toward "STEM" (Science, Technology, Engineering, Math) driven educational initiatives.

In conjunction with Carnegie Science Center and Pirates Energy Night event partners, Pirates Energy Night will also include fun and interactive exhibits on Federal Street pre-game and event focused in-game programming for all ages to experience and enjoy! Join us on August 6 as the Pirates recognize and promote energy education, awareness, and connection to the local community.

Buy tickets today!

4/1/2014 to 7/21/2014

PA Virtual Charter School Discount

Children can visit "Blue Moon Weekend" on July 19 and 20 at Carnegie Science Center with a discount compliments of PA Virtual Charter School. Visit PA Virtual Charter School and download your discount coupon for child's general admission.

Visit PA Virtual Charter School and download your discount coupon for child's general admission.

4/1/2014 to 5/11/2014

Enter-to-Win Summer Camp Giveaway

Isaly's is offering a chance for kids ages 4-14 to win a FREE week of fun at one of the Science Center's awe-inspiring summer camps along with a 12 month family membership to the four Carnegie Museums of Pittsburgh. Winners will be selected each week. Promotion runs from April 7 – May 11. Camp selection will be based upon availability.

Register now for your chance to win at

6/1/2014 to 7/1/2014

Eat'n Park Smiley Birthday Discount

Eat'n Park is kicking off the summer with Smiley’s Birthday Party featuring .99¢ kids' meals. Each kids' meal includes a Smiley Birthday treat bag. The celebration runs through June 30, 2014 at your local Eat'n Park Restaurant.

Reciprocal Memberships

The ASTC Travel Passport Program entitles visitors to free General Admission for the equivalent of the Carnegie Science Center's Family level membership: 2 adults/4 children. The members listed on the reciprocal membership card must be present with their valid museum membership card and photo ID. It does not include free admission to special exhibits, laser, and Omnimax films, nor does it include museum store discounts and other benefits associated with museum membership. For ASTC Passport Program policies and a full listing of reciprocal ASTC centers and museums please visit

Program Restrictions:
  1. Based on your science center's/museum's location: Science centers/museums located within 90 miles of each other are excluded from the Travel Passport Program. 90 miles is measured "as the crow flies," not by driving distance.
  2. Based on residence: To receive Travel Passport Program benefits, you must live more than 90 miles away "as the crow flies" from the center/museum you wish to visit. Admissions staff reserve the right to request proof of residence for benefits to apply.

Science centers and museums requesting proof of residence are marked by (check IDs).

Don't Forget To Bring Your Membership Card!
Passport venues are not required to grant free admission to visitors who forget their cards. There is no universal database with all Passport visitors' member data and expiration dates for admission staff to reference. Some venues will allow you to call the science center or museum you joined to confirm your membership, but they are under no obligation to do so.

Lost your card?
Please contact the science center or museum which you joined. ASTC does not issue or administer membership cards.

Super Science Shopper Card

Want to save money at the XPLOR Store? Ask for a Super Science Shopper Card. Then have the cashier punch and initial your card each time you spend $15 or more (after discounts) at the XPLOR Store. After you've made five purchases of $15 or more, you'll get $5 off your next purchase of $25 or more.

Grown Up Days

Carnegie Science Center isn't just for little kids. Grown-up kids can indulge their youthful spirit every Tuesday with a special deal. Seniors ages 65+ receive discounted prices: General Admission for $5 and Omni films for just $5 more. There is a special 20% discount in the River View Café for seniors all day long.

Save Your Receipt and Visit Again for 1/2 Price!

For every full-price General Admission ticket purchased, receive 50% off the same number of general admission tickets on your return trip within 60 days.

Not valid with other discounts. Discount not valid on date of original full price admission receipt. Non-transferable. Must be redeemed within 60 days. Discount only applies to general admission.

College Student Discounts

Are you a student at Carnegie Mellon University or Chatham College? Bring your valid student ID and receive FREE General Admission.

Not a student at any of those colleges? Bring your valid college ID and receive $2 off General Admission.

1/2 Price Admission for Active Military

Members of the military with a valid identification card receive general admission for themselves and three others for 1/2 price. Only valid with general admission. Valid identification card must be shown at time of purchase.

Active military receive a 10% discount in the XPLOR Store.

Veterans Discount

Veterans of the United States armed services receive half-price general admission for themselves with a valid identification card.

Pennsylvania ACCESS/EBT Card Discount

Present your Pennsylvania ACCESS/EBT Card and receive general admission for up to four people for $3 each. This discount applies to the card issued by the state of Pennsylvania for access to cash, food stamps, and/or Medicaid benefits. This discount does NOT apply to the Port Authority ACCESS card. Visitors must present their Pennsylvania ACCESS/EBT Card and matching photo ID to receive the discount. Not valid with any other offer or group visits. Cardholder must be present.

Funding for this program was provided by a grant from BNY Mellon Foundation of Southwestern Pennsylvania.

Teacher Preview

Looking for time to explore the Science Center without the chaperoning duties? Here's your chance! We offer FREE General Admission once a year to preschool – 12th grade teachers from schools located in the following states: Pennsylvania, Ohio, West Virginia, New York and Maryland. Use this visit to familiarize yourself with our exhibits and prepare for an upcoming field trip. To take advantage of the teacher preview, complete this form.

Fee-based programs such as Omnimax films and laser shows are not included. Requests must be made at least one week in advance of the preview date. Cannot be applied to group visits. Non-transferable.

Special Member Opportunity

Carnegie Museums members receive $2 off selected cruises aboard the Gateway Clipper fleet. Show your Carnegie Museums membership card when booking your trip aboard the Good Ship Lollipop Cruise, Kids Showtime Cruise, Ice Cream Social Cruise, Saturday Picnic Cruise, or the Macaroni & Magic Cruise. For more information, visit

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