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Things to Do in Pittsburgh

As one of the best attractions in Pittsburgh and a top-notch destination for family activities in Pittsburgh, Carnegie Science Center features a variety of safe summer activities, kids activities, and children museum exhibits. If you’re looking for places to visit in Pittsburgh or things to do in Pittsburgh this week, we’ve got you covered!

For fun stuff to do in Pittsburgh, experience Carnegie Science Center’s exhibits, live demonstration shows, and more! Come face-to-face with the largest exhibition of real mummies and related artifacts in Mummies of the World: The Exhibition. Watch an electrifying science demonstration in the Works Theater or unravel the mysteries of the brain in a BodyStage show.

Curious about must-do things in Pittsburgh? Check out hundreds of animations and amazing models of Pennsylvania landmarks in the Miniature Railroad & Village®. Build to your heart’s content in Bricksburgh. Make a splash at the water table in Little Learner Clubhouse.

So many of our exhibits are among Pittsburgh top things to do! Snap a selfie with C-3PO, R2-D2, and other favorite Hollywood robots in roboworld®.  Marvel at sight and sound in a Buhl Planetarium laser show. A Pittsburgh sightseeing trip isn’t complete without a tour aboard USS Requin (SS 481), a real Cold War-era submarine. Plus, meet slithering, hopping, swimming animals in the H2Oh! Field Station.

Explore the boxes below to help your family decide what to do in Pittsburgh today.

EXTENDED – Mummies of the World: The Exhibition

Mummies of the World: The Exhibition is extended by popular demand!

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Miniature Railroad & Village®

Miniature Railroad & Village®

Take a walking tour of western Pennsylvania at the world-renowned Miniature Railroad & Village®.

Laser Shows

Laser Shows

Be dazzled by lasers to popular music or holiday themes, from Stranger Things to Pink Floyd, there’s something for everyone.

NEW! Bricksburgh

Bricksburgh

Take on the roles of architect, artist, engineer, and builder at brick activity tables, stocked with thousands of bricks!

Little Learner Clubhouse

Little Learner Clubhouse

Explore this nature-inspired hub for free-play and hands-on activities, featuring a Water Table and Button Wall!

roboworld®

roboworld®

Learn how ‘bots sense, think, and act and explore dozens of interactive exhibit stations in this one-of-a-kind robotics experience.

USS Requin (SS 481)

USS Requin (SS 481)

Come aboard to learn how 80 men used their expertise, humor and sheer ingenuity during the submarine’s lengthy defense and scientific missions.

H2Oh Field Station

H2Oh Field Station

Full of lively, swimming, hopping, and slithering animals that demonstrate the delicate balance of life and water on our planet.

Searching for Pittsburgh events? Check out our daily calendar to see what’s happening at the Science Center today. Carnegie Science Center is a local favorite among destinations for safe family activities, fun things to do in Pittsburgh, unique things to do in Pittsburgh, and especially things to do in Pittsburgh with kids.