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While all Carnegie Museums of Pittsburgh are closed temporarily, we hope that you will visit the Something to READ, Something to WATCH, and Something to DO pages of this website so that you can quench your thirst for science while staying at home. More activities are added daily, so we hope that you will find lots of fun and exciting things to keep you and your family busy.

Read about rescheduled and canceled programs here. We miss you and look forward to seeing you when it is safe.

Explore Science in a New Way!

Whether you’re seeking a science adventure, or just looking for things to do in Pittsburgh, Carnegie Science Center is a fun-filled destination guaranteed to ignite the “Wow!” in everyone.

Visit Pittsburgh’s best attraction and the most-visited museum, with four floors of interactive exhibits. Marvel at astronomy in Buhl Planetarium, discover the science behind robotics in roboworld®, and learn about the human body in BodyWorks. Watch hair-raising live shows and discover an array of programs for the entire family. Take a step back in time aboard our Cold War-era submarine, or watch model trains chug through western Pennsylvania in our Miniature Railroad & Village®, or catch a movie on Pittsburgh’s largest movie screen at The Rangos Giant Cinema! And, if you are looking for physical activity, test your bravery on our Ropes Challenge, one of the many sports-related activities in Highmark SportsWorks®.

Experience a movie on Pittsburgh’s largest movie screen at The Rangos Giant Cinema or explore Mummies of the World: The Exhibition. Discounts apply when you add either of these two amazing experiences to your museum visit. Or, if you are short on time, just visit either or both of them and come back another time to explore the rest of the museum.

There’s no shortage of fun things to do at Carnegie Science Center.

Located in the heart of Pittsburgh’s North Shore between Heinz Field and Rivers Casino, Carnegie Science Center is a family attraction close to downtown and sits along the Three Rivers Heritage Trail. It’s an ideal destination for motorists and cyclists alike! The Science Center is also within a two-mile walking distance of several other attractions on the North Shore, so you can extend your fun-filled day after taking in the museum’s delightful exhibits.

Personal weapons and firearms are strictly prohibited on the Carnegie Science Center campus.

Exhibits

Exhibits

Four floors of interactive exhibits, Highmark SportsWorks®, and USS Requin (SS 481).
Hours

Hours

Learn more about our hours of operation.
Pricing

Pricing

Discover general admission, membership, and group pricing packages.
Buy a Membership

Buy a Membership

Join us for unlimited general admission for a year plus many more benefits.
RiverView Café

RiverView Café

Enjoy grilled-to-order burgers, salads, fresh baked pizza, chicken tenders and other entrees and sides.
XPLOR Store

XPLOR Store

Geared for all ages, XPLOR Store features a variety of products designed to spark the imagination, captivate the senses, and encourage curiosity.
Private Event Rentals

Private Event Rentals

Our special events and catering team will help you create an event that's unique, memorable, and affordable.
Accessibility

Accessibility

The museum welcomes all visitors. Discover how we can help make a visit more accessible.

Visitor Conduct Policy

Carnegie Science Center is one of four museums of Carnegie Museums of Pittsburgh. As such, Carnegie Science Center’s Visitor Conduct Policy is congruent with the Carnegie Museums of Pittsburgh policy. Carnegie Science Center celebrates free expression and strives to be an inclusive institution where diverse perspectives can coexist. However, for the safety and welfare of all, we ask that Science Center visitors show common courtesy to fellow visitors and to Science Center staff and service providers by not engaging in any physical, verbal or written behavior that is unsafe, illegal, violence inciting, abusive, disorderly, disruptive, hostile or threatening to, or constitutes hate speech directed at, fellow visitors, Science Center staff, service providers or others. Carnegie Science Center reserves the right, in its sole discretion, to deny admission to or to remove any persons engaging in such behavior, including persons wearing attire or having visible tattoos displaying language or designs that could pose a safety or security risk or create a hostile environment for visitors, staff or service providers. Any visitor witnessing such behavior should report the activity immediately to Security or Visitor Services staff, located at the admissions desk. Carnegie Museums of Pittsburgh full Visitor Conduct Policy is located here opens in a new window.