Carnegie Museums of Pittsburgh, including Carnegie Science Center, are closed Mon., Jan. 17 due to inclement weather.
The USS Requin (SS 481) is closed for the season and will reopen on Sat., March 12.
Buhl Planetarium is closed for renovations and will reopen on Fri., April 1.
To prevent the spread of COVID-19 in areas with substantial/high transmission, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recommends that every person—vaccinated and unvaccinated—wear a mask when inside public spaces. For that reason, all visitors age 2 and above are required to wear masks while inside our museum, and our staff members and volunteers will be wearing masks, too. Masks are available on-site if you should need one. If you are not able to wear a mask, we invite you to explore our virtual offerings at Science at Home , until the time comes when mask-wearing is no longer required.
Please note: For the safety of our visitors and staff, guests who do not follow posted safety guidelines or instructions from staff will be asked to leave the premises.
If you or a family member have not been vaccinated, please consider taking this important step to protect yourselves and others around you!
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. Watch model trains chug through western Pennsylvania in our Miniature Railroad & Village®! 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®.
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.
Special Public Events
Our special public event activities are included with a general admission ticket. There’s no shortage of fun things to do at Carnegie Science Center. Explore our upcoming Special Public Events for the whole family!
Pricing and Tickets
Discover general admission, membership, and group pricing packages.
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.
Four floors of interactive exhibits, Highmark SportsWorks®, and USS Requin (SS 481).
Daily Calendar of Events
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Learn more about our hours of operation.
Parking and Directions
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Special Offers & Discounts
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Buy a Membership
Join us for unlimited general admission for a year plus many more benefits.
Enjoy grilled-to-order burgers, salads, fresh baked pizza, chicken tenders and other entrees and sides.
Geared for all ages, XPLOR Store features a variety of products designed to spark the imagination, captivate the senses, and encourage curiosity.
Frequently Asked Questions
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Private Event Rentals
Our special events and catering team will help you create an event that's unique, memorable, and affordable.
The museum welcomes all visitors. Discover how we can help make a visit more accessible.
Carnegie Science Center values inclusivity and strives to ensure employees and visitors feel accepted, respected and welcomed in its museums and workplaces, including restroom facilities.
Visitor Conduct Policy
Carnegie Museums of Pittsburgh, which includes Carnegie Museum of Art, Carnegie Museum of Natural History, The Andy Warhol Museum and Carnegie Science Center (collectively, the “Museum”), 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 Museum visitors show common courtesy to fellow visitors and to Museum 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, museum staff, service providers, or others.
The Museum 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 Museum Visitor Services staff. Any Museum staff witnessing or receiving a report about such behavior from a visitor should report the activity immediately to Visitor Services Management or Safety Management and contact Security as needed. Carnegie Museums of Pittsburgh full Visitor Conduct Policy is located here .