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Background Information

Carnegie Science Center
One Allegheny Avenue
Pittsburgh, PA 15212-5850

A leader in science and technology education, Carnegie Science Center attracts more than 700,000 visitors each year and is one of the top science centers in the country.

Opening its doors to the public in October 1991, the Science Center inspires curiosity and connects science and technology to everyday life through fun for everyone.

The Science Center is located along the Ohio River on the North Shore, next to Acrisure Stadium, with spectacular views of the downtown area and Mount Washington.

Visitors experience more than 400 hands-on exhibits, the Buhl Planetarium, a real cold war-era submarine, three live demonstration theaters, the world-renowned Miniature Railroad & Village®, and and entire building adjacent to the Science Center’s main building devoted to the science of sports.

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Popular Features

A Regional Resource for Education

Carnegie Science Center is a premier resource in science, math, and technology initiatives for educators, students, and families in the tri-state area. Last year, the Science Center hosted more than 100,000 school group visitors. Nearly 8,000 students attend year-round camps and classes, and nearly 10,000 people have ventured to the Science Center for a sleepover adventure.

The Science Center also travels. Science on the Road reaches 242,000 students each school year, trekking to out-of-state places like West Virginia, Ohio, New York, Michigan, and Maryland, and visiting hundreds of schools in Pittsburgh and Pennsylvania.

The Science Center also partners with local organizations to encourage economic and educational development.

This is just the tip of the iceberg. Carnegie Science Center offers dozens of programs across the educational spectrum, whether it’s for young entrepreneurs, budding scientists, creative preschoolers, at-risk teens, first-time and tenured educators, or summertime kids.

Carnegie Science Center is fully accessible to persons with disabilities; the submarine requires full mobility and assistive listening systems are available for the Omnimax films. There’s PAT bus service, and parking is available for a nominal fee.