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Pricing and Tickets

Carnegie Museums of Pittsburgh, including Carnegie Science Center, will open at noon on Fri., Dec. 23 due to inclement weather. If you purchased an admission ticket before noon, your ticket will still be valid at the new open time.

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Pricing and Tickets

There’s so much to do at Carnegie Science Center! Whether you have just an hour to spend or can plan to stay for the whole day, we have options for everyone.

Carnegie Science Center is open daily. The Science Center is closed Tuesdays from Labor Day through Memorial Day with the exception of the Tuesday before Thanksgiving, and the week between Christmas and New Year’s Day. The Science Center also is closed because of major events in Acrisure Stadium.

General Admission

General Admission includes Miniature Railroad & Village®, Mars: The Next Giant Leap®, Highmark SportsWorks®, four floors of interactive exhibits, live demonstration shows, planetarium astronomy shows, and the USS Requin (SS 481). We ask that all visitors (including Members) to secure your tickets online in advance of arriving. There is no surcharge for online ticket purchases.

The USS Requin is open daily from 10 am–4:20 pm, depending on weather and river conditions. Self-guided tours are included with General Admission on a first-come, first-served basis and are subject to availability. Tours operate at a 20-minute interval with a limited capacity. Timed tickets are required and can be obtained on the day of your visit at the Requin Gateway located on the Ground Floor. Full mobility is required for this experience.

Please note: Tickets are being sold up to four weeks in advance. If you would like to purchase your tickets more than four weeks in advance, please call 412.237.3400 between 9 am and 5 pm and our team will assist you.

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The Science Behind Pixar

$15.00 for all Members

Nonmember Adult: $22
Nonmember Senior (65+): $20
Nonmember Child (3–12 years): $18

The Science Behind Pixar+
Carnegie Science Center General Admission – Save up to $7!

Nonmember Adult: $40
Nonmember Senior (65+): $35
Nonmember Child (3–12): $30

The Rangos Giant Cinema Tickets

The Rangos Giant Cinema is open daily during normal Science Center admission!

Make your movie experience immersive and exciting at The Rangos Giant Cinema, the most technologically advanced theater in the region. Be dazzled with bright, ultra-sharp images and incredibly vivid surround sound on the largest screen in Pittsburgh.

Please note: Tickets are being sold up to four weeks in advance.

Laser Show tickets

Be dazzled with brilliant colors and rockin’ music at the Buhl Planetarium each day when our laserists choreograph sight-n-sound spectacles of full-dome proportions to your favorite music.

Please note: Tickets are being sold up to four weeks in advance.

Group Rates

Register your group of 15 or more at least two weeks in advance of your visit date to get the group rate! (Membership cards not valid toward group admission.) For more information about Group Visits or to register your group, please call 412.237.3400 (Monday–Friday, 9 am–5 pm).

Monday–Friday Group Rate: $10 per person

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Saturday–Sunday Group Rate: $13 per person

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E-Gift Cards Available!

Carnegie Science now offers e-gift cards. Purchase an e-gift card online and you will receive and email with a bar code. Print out the bar code or save it on your phone.

The gift cards can be used at all four Carnegie Museums for the purchase of admissions, camps, classes, ticketed events, store items, and memberships. Gift cards can hold a minimum of $10 and maximum of $500. Enter a value at checkout.

Gift cards may not be used for food service, parking, or online XPLOR Store opens in a new window or Membership purchases. They can be used for purchases on-site in the XPLOR Store or to purchase Memberships at the Science Center admissions counter.

Membership cards are not valid for group admissions. Group reservations are not available for the extended holiday weekend after Thanksgiving and the week between Christmas and New Year’s Day.

Visitor Safety Guidelines for Carnegie Museums of Pittsburgh

Your safety is our number one goal! We know that you expect a great experience when you visit the Science Center and thoughtful measures have been taken to ensure that we meet your expectations.

Are there any restrictions as to what I can bring with me to the Science Center?

We welcome our guests to bring things with them to make sure their visit is comfortable and enjoyable. For the safety and comfort of all of our visitors and the preservation of our exhibits, there are a few restrictions. Firearms and Weapons of any kind are not permitted in our buildings. Our buildings are gun-free facilities and our entire campus is smoke and tobacco free. This includes smokeless tobacco and e-cigarettes or vaping devices.

Please note: Carnegie Museums reserves the right to require that visitors who do not follow posted safety guidelines or instructions from our staff leave the premises. Please see our Visitor Conduct Policy opens in a new window for more information.

Summer Camps: Please visit the summer camp website for more information.