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Your place to go during the holidays!

Merry and BRIGHT fun awaits!

If you’re looking for places to go during the holiday break, fun activities for families, or the best things to do in Pittsburgh, the Science Center is your holiday headquarters for family experiences this season!

Fast track your cherished holiday traditions and see your favorite models in the Miniature Railroad & Village®, including Kaufmann’s and Primanti’s and this year’s new model, Gus and Yiayia’s ice ball cart. Carnegie Science Center offers many holiday events for families. Liftoff your holiday spirits in the all-new Buhl Planetarium and be dazzled by a festive holiday laser light experience. Be transported to the North Pole via Pittsburgh’s largest cinema screen and feel as though you’re on the famous train while watching the holiday classic, The Polar Express. Discover 2,000-year-old artifacts inside a unique Roman villa by taking a trip to POMPEII: THE EXHIBITION.

Merry and bright fun awaits at the Science Center!

Miniature Railroad & Village®

Miniature Railroad & Village®

Now Open! See the NEW models!

Keep your holiday traditions on track with a visit to the Miniature Railroad & Village®! Spot new animations and reimagined favorite models. Explore Pittsburgh’s iconic miniature railroad at the Science Center!

Rocky Mountain Express

Rocky Mountain Express

Embark on the ultimate steam-powered adventure in The Rangos Giant Cinema!

From spectacular IMAX aerial cinematography to archival photographs and maps, be immersed in this remarkable story from the early age of steam-powered transportation.

VOLCANOES: The Fires of Creation

VOLCANOES: The Fires of Creation

A tale of science, culture, and thrilling adventure in The Rangos Giant Cinema!

Dodge boulders at the edge of an active volcano in Indonesia, descend to a lava lake in Vanuatu, and visit incredible acid ponds, geysers, and mineral deposit fields in Ethiopia.



Looking for unique holiday gifts this season?

Save BIG with our special discount days online and in-store!

Locomotion Weekend

Locomotion Weekend

Jan. 15–16, 2022

All aboard for a weekend of locomotive fun! See a rail yard full of guest train displays owned and operated by local hobbyists.

Buy a Gift Certificate!

Buy a Gift Certificate!

Gift certificates can be used to purchase membership, general admission, POMPEII: THE EXHIBITION tickets, summer camps, classes, laser show tickets, and more!

NOTICE FOR ALL BUYERS – By attending an in-person event at any of the Carnegie Museums of Pittsburgh, you and any guests agree to voluntarily assume all risks related to exposure to COVID-19 and agree not to hold any presenting entities, artists, and the venue; or any of their affiliates, directors, officers, employees, agents, contractors, or volunteers liable for any illness or injury.