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Special Offers & Discounts

Only one special offer or discount may be used per admission. Special offers and discounts cannot be combined.

A Buzz of Color on the North Side!

Special offer through Sept. 4

Visit the National Aviary and bring your receipt to the Science Center and get 15% off* in the XPLOR Store! Bring your Science Center receipt to the National Aviary and get 15% off* in the Gift Shop.

*15% off of $30 purchase.

RAD Pass Summer Staycation

The RAD Pass provides Allegheny County library card holders ages 18 and up with access to free or discounted passes to local cultural attractions with a library card from any Allegheny County library. Visit RAD Pass – Summer Staycation opens in a new window to book and redeem admission tickets. Note: The RAD Pass Summer Staycation program run May 15–Aug. 31 and is valid for daytime general admission hours. Not valid for The Science Behind Pixar exhibition, The Rangos Giant Cinema films, or laser shows.

For questions about RAD Pass, please visit: opens in a new window

University and College Student Discount

University and college students with a valid student ID receive $3 off general admission.

There are additional discounts for students who attend the following universities and colleges. Please ask for more information at the Ticket Counter.

  • Carnegie Mellon University
  • Chatham University
  • Duquesne University Honors College and the Bayer School of Natural and Environmental Sciences
  • Point Park University
  • University of Pittsburgh – Main Campus Undergraduates

Half-Price Admission for Active Military

Members of the military with a valid identification card receive half-price general admission tickets for themselves and up to three others. Only valid with general admission. Valid identification card must be shown at time of purchase. Active military receive a 10% discount in the XPLOR Store.

Veterans Discount

Veterans of the United States armed services receive half-price general admission for themselves with a valid identification card. On Veteran’s Day, Veterans with a valid identification card receive half-price general admission tickets for themselves and up to three others.

Community Access Memberships

Carnegie Museums of Pittsburgh Community Access Memberships opens in a new window aim to expand access to all four Carnegie Museums by making membership more accessible to all. We want more people to be able to afford and enjoy being part of our member community. They apply to Carnegie Science Center, Carnegie Museums of Art and Natural History, and the Andy Warhol Museum.

Free Teen Membership opens in a new window invites teens to experience all that our four museums have to offer, including new programming created just for them. We want young people to see themselves in our museums. Teens, ages 13-18, now qualify to receive a free Teen Membership, which will remain active until a member turns 19. Note: for PA residents only.

Family Access Membership opens in a new window helps remove financial barriers by offering full family membership benefits to individuals and families who are eligible for public assistance at the discounted price of $20 (compared to $150 for a regular family membership).
Note: for PA residents only.

The Organizational Outreach Membership opens in a new window invites eligible community-based nonprofits to share free, year-round museum access with the individuals and families they serve.

Electronic Benefit Transfer (EBT) Card Discount

Present your Electronic Benefit Transfer Card (EBT Card) from any state (such as, for example, Pennsylvania ACCESS card, Ohio DIRECTION card or West Virginia MOUNTAIN STATE card, etc.) and receive general admission for up to four people for $4 each. This discount applies to the card issued by each state to administer government benefits payable to the cardholder. This discount does NOT apply to the Port Authority ACCESS card, and we do not accept the P-EBT card. Visitors must present their EBT Card and matching photo ID to receive the discount. Not valid with any other offer or group visits. Cardholder must be present. Please note: To receive the discount with our new timed ticketing system, please contact our staff to make arrangements for your discounted timed ticket. Call 412.237.3400 or email

Highmark Bright Blue Futures Teacher Preview

Looking for time to explore the Science Center without the chaperoning duties? Here’s your chance! Carnegie Museums of Pittsburgh invites pre-K–12th grade educators to join the Teacher Appreciation Program, which offers free admission for you! If you work in a school in Pennsylvania, Ohio, West Virginia, Maryland, or New York, you are eligible for the program. Use this visit to familiarize yourself with our exhibits and prepare for an upcoming field trip. To join the Teacher Appreciation Program, complete this form opens in a new window and present the pass that you receive to the admissions desk staff along with your official school ID. Fee-based programs such as The Rangos films and laser shows are not included. Requests must be made at least one week in advance of the preview date. Cannot be applied to group visits. Non-transferable.

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Super Science Shopper Card

Want to save money at the XPLOR Store? Ask for a Super Science Shopper Card. Then have the cashier punch and initial your card each time you spend $15 or more (after discounts) at the XPLOR Store. After you’ve made five purchases of $15 or more, you’ll get $5 off your next purchase of $25 or more.

Group Discounts

Groups of 15 or more people over age 3 years, when they make advance reservations, pay just $10 per person Monday through Friday and $13 per person on Saturday and Sunday when they make reservations two weeks in advance of their requested visit date. Membership cards are not valid for group admissions. Call 412.237.3400 to make group reservations. Visit the pricing page for more information on group visits, such as concessions, science demonstrations, and social distancing policies.

Save on Space Travel

Visit Carnegie Science Center and Moonshot Museum to save on general admission.* Present your receipt or membership card from Moonshot Museum to receive $3 off Science Center admission. Receive $2 off admission to Moonshot Museum when you present a Carnegie Science Center admission receipt or Carnegie Museums of Pittsburgh membership. Discount expires one month from the date on the receipt.

*Does not include admission to The Rangos Giant Cinema, Laser Shows, or other programs. $3 off per ticket purchased on the receipt.

Reciprocal Memberships

The ASTC Travel Passport Program entitles visitors to free General Admission for the equivalent of the Carnegie Science Center’s Family level membership: 2 adults/4 children. The members listed on the reciprocal membership card must be present with their valid museum membership card and photo ID. It does not include free admission to special exhibits, laser, and The Rangos Giant Cinema films, nor does it include museum store discounts and other benefits associated with museum membership. For ASTC Passport Program policies and a full listing of reciprocal ASTC centers and museums please visit the passport page at opens in a new window

Program Restrictions:

  1. Based on your science center’s/museum’s location: Science centers/museums located within 90 miles of each other are excluded from the Travel Passport Program. 90 miles is measured “as the crow flies,” not by driving distance.
  2. Based on residence: To receive Travel Passport Program benefits, you must live more than 90 miles away “as the crow flies” from the center/museum you wish to visit. Admissions staff reserve the right to request proof of residence for benefits to apply.

Science centers and museums requesting proof of residence are marked by (check IDs). Don’t Forget To Bring Your Membership Card! Passport venues are not required to grant free admission to visitors who forget their cards. There is no universal database with all Passport visitors’ member data and expiration dates for admission staff to reference. Some venues will allow you to call the science center or museum you joined to confirm your membership, but they are under no obligation to do so. Lost your card? Please contact the science center or museum which you joined. ASTC does not issue or administer membership cards.

Young girl spins the wheel to make it rain at H2Oh’s water table.
Daily Calendar of Events

A mother smile as her family of four looks at the railroad display in awe

A male and female Science Center demonstrators participating with fire at a one a stage
Live Shows