Sensory Sensitive Science Hours
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Cost: General Admission or
See Admission tab on the Accessibility page for available discounts.
Carnegie Science Center’s Sensory Sensitive Science Hours is a sensory-friendly program for families of children, teenagers, and young adults with disabilities who are neurodiverse, autistic, or have other sensory processing disorders or cognitive disabilities.
Sensory Sensitive Science Hours are held on select Sundays from 9 am–noon. Exhibit lights and sound effects are adjusted and special activities are added to foster a safe, welcoming, and most of all, fun, environment for all visitors. Early entry is also offered on these days, to provide reduced wait times and a calmer entry experience. A Quiet Space is available on these days for visitors who need to take a break.
Sensory backpacks (including a pair of noise cancelling headphones, mittens, sunglasses, fidget toys, a cue card), weighted vests, blanket and lap pad are available to borrow at no-cost on a first-come, first serve basis. See a staff member at the first-floor ticket counter for availability.
Click here for our Adventure Guide , which is helpful in preparing visitors and their families for a visit to the Science Center. The Adventure Guide tells you about our facilities and exhibits, as well as addressing sensory and accessibility-related questions.
We strongly encourage that you purchase your tickets online in advance of arriving. Buy yours today!
Upcoming Sensory Sensitive Science Events
Sensory Sensitive 18+ Night
Check back soon for our upcoming event: Silent Disco!
General Admission includes Miniature Railroad & Village®, Mars: The Next Giant Leap, Highmark SportsWorks®, four floors of interactive exhibits, live demonstration shows, planetarium astronomy shows, and the USS Requin (SS 481)*. We ask that all visitors (including Members) to secure your tickets online in advance of arriving. There is no surcharge for online ticket purchases.
*Currently the USS Requin is open Wednesday through Monday, weather permitting.
Please note: Tickets are being sold up to four weeks in advance. If you would like to purchase your tickets more than four weeks in advance, please call 412.237.3400 between 9 am and 5 pm and our team will assist you.