• Special Offers and Discounts
  • Special Offers and Discounts
  • Carnegie Science Center is closed on Oct. 18.

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9/24/2015 to 11/1/2015

Panera Bread is putting the fun in "back to school"!

Put the fun in “back to school” by entering to win a field trip for your classroom (grades 1-8) to Carnegie Science Center, including transportation and lunch. Panera Bread is offering this all-inclusive field trip opportunity. Beginning Oct. 1, submit a photo of a teacher in her/his classroom (without students) at 3WSradio.com and/or 961kiss.com. Certain restrictions apply.

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7/18/2015 to 8/17/2015

It's a Grand Slam with Isaly's

Register now at Isalys.com and you may win 20 admissions to Carnegie Science Center and Highmark SportsWorks® AND 20 "All You Can Eat" seats at PNC Park! While you're at Highmark SportsWorks® before the game, warm up and test your skills at the Isaly's Pitching Cage. Then head to PNC Park and pick up 20 "All You Can Eat" tickets to watch your favorite team take on the Brewers on Sunday, Sept. 13.

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

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6/1/2015 to 7/1/2015

Eat’n Park Smiley Birthday Discount

Eat'n Park is celebrating Smiley’s birthday by offering 99¢ kids meals. Each kid’s meal includes a Smiley Birthday treat bag. The celebration runs June 1-30 at your local Eat’n Park Restaurant. And be sure to see Smiley at Carnegie Science Center during his birthday party on Saturday, June 27 from 11 am – 2 pm.

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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 the passport page at www.astc.org

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 1/2 price general admission tickets for themselves and up to three others. 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 the Gateway Clipper website.