Special Offers & Discounts
Only one special offer or discount may be used per admission. Special offers and discounts cannot be combined.
September Highmark Blue Cross Blue Shield Promotion
This September, present your Highmark Blue Cross Blue Shield card and receive $2 off general admission to the Science Center for up to four people. Carnegie Museum members get free general admission, but if you also are a Highmark Member, bring up to four of your friends to receive this discount. Valid for in-person purchases. Not valid with any other offer or group visits.
Free General Admission on RAD Day!
Sun., Oct. 15 is a RAD Day to visit Carnegie Science Center! General admission is FREE at the Science Center.
RAD Days are offered throughout the community to thank Allegheny County residents and visitors who pay a 1% county sales tax which, through the Allegheny Regional Asset District, benefits regional arts and cultural organizations such as libraries, parks & recreation, cultural, sports, and civic facilities and programs.
ATA Martial Arts 2023 Fall Nationals Discount
Present your ATA Martial Arts 2023 Fall Nationals ID badge at Carnegie Science Center and receive $5 off a general admission ticket. Discount valid Oct. 18-21, 2023.
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.
- Chatham University
- University of Pittsburgh – Main Campus Undergraduates
- Duquesne University Honors College and the Bayer School of Natural and Environmental Sciences
- Carnegie Mellon University
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.
Community Access Memberships
Carnegie Museums of Pittsburgh Community Access Memberships 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 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 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 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. 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 CustomerService@CarnegieScienceCenter.org.
Highmark 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 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.
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.
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.
Broaden your horizons with a library card! Carnegie Library patrons with a valid library card can sign up for RADPass, which offers local discounts to cultural institutions around the city. RAD Pass – Your ticket to culture in the city .
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.
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 www.astc.org
- 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.
- 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.