The Rangos Giant Cinema
Our new theater features two industry-leading Christie® laser-illuminated 4K laser digital projectors, which will dazzle you with bright, ultra-sharp images, and incredibly vivid colors. Coupled with a premium Dolby Atmos® multichannel surround sound system – a first for institutional giant screen theaters, which uses a huge array of front, back, side and overhead speakers – you will be completely immersed in the action.
River View Café
Fun and tasty food in an informal setting. Enjoy sandwiches, soup, salads, hot entreés, desserts, and snacks. Sit outside and enjoy the beautiful view of downtown Pittsburgh!
USS Requin (SS 481) Submarine
Climb aboard a real Cold War-era submarine. Then go below deck, and experience the life of a crew member. Full mobility is required to experience this exhibit.
Take the Science Center home with you! Choose from a wide selection of books, games, toy, microscopes, and a variety of telescopes selected by our expert staff.
H2Oh!: Why Our Rivers Matter
With the backdrop of Pittsburgh’s rivers, discover why our rivers matter, and understand why we need to conserve water. At H2Oh!, located in the Covestro Gallery, explore the environment, fluid dynamics, and a field station. Use a thermal camera to explore the rivers, engineer a pipe system, analyze river data in real time, see local aquatic life, try out the water table, and “freeze” colliding water droplets!
Explore a replica of an International Space Station module, see artifacts from actual space flights, gaze up at a 1/3 size Hubble telescope or launch a rocket.
Get into the act as science comes alive in this participation demonstration theater. Check the calendar for show times.
Roll, bounce, climb, and run in a building all about science, sports, fitness, and nutrition.
Explore Mars, navigate the stars, or journey through the mysteries of the cosmos. Blast off for an exhilarating new planetarium experience. Check the calendar for show times. Ask about special programs in our rooftop observatory.
Discover more about living and working in space!
Miniature Railroad & Village®
Speeding locomotives travel western Pennsylvania’s landscape, winding through 2,000 miniature replicas and more than 100 animated characters and scenes.
At the BodyStage, take a journey through the human body – stopping by the intestines, taste buds, and brain – in a fun science lab atmosphere. Live demonstrations explore nutrition, healthy lifestyle choices, physical fitness, anatomy, and medical technology. Touch a 5-pound block of ‘fat,’ see MRI images, and taste healthy edible science. All shows are geared to the Next Generation Science Standards, enjoyable for all ages, and delivered in 30 minutes or less!
Presented by Allegheny Health Network
Discover the blood, guts, bones, brains, senses, and mechanics that make us – us! Come pump a heart, stretch your intestines, fool your sense, make your skeleton dance, even observe actual preserved human organs. Learn about the systems that make up that most marvelous machine: the human body.
Explore Forces of Nature – step into the Earthquake Café, control a 4 ft. tornado, or challenge your friends to a solar drag race. Star in a game show about energy, and turn cranks to generate electricity. Be an engineer at BLUE! with molded foam blocks of all shapes and sizes, from small enough to use on a tabletop to huge enough to climb on – and all blue. Children ages 3 – 6 will have a ball at Little Learner Clubhouse Powered by PNC Grow Up Great, with a water table, construction zone, and climbing area.
Spark your imagination in this live demonstration theater. Check the calendar for show times.