Bring Your Little Scientist to the Carnegie Science Center in Pittsburgh

Do you have a little scientist in your house? My daughter Grace loves science and learning how things work. My youngest daughter, Claire, is our little athlete, so the Highmark Sportsworks exhibit was perfect to keep her moving! The Carnegie Science Center is great for all ages, located on the river, be sure to head outside on a self guided tour of the U.S.S. Requin submarine. The Carnegie Science Center has a lot to offer for the whole family.

Top Left: U.S.S. Requin; Top Right: Claire gets a close up look of some fish; Bottom: Exploration Station Jr.
Top Left: U.S.S. Requin; Top Right: Claire gets a close up look of some fish; Bottom: Exploration Station Jr.

I received passes and tickets to facilitate this post.

Space, Trains, Music and Play – All at the Carnegie Science Center

If you have a child who loves space, start off on the first floor Space Place. One of our family’s favorite exhibits was the miniature railroad and village. There was so much detail and so many small moving parts and pieces. Claire and Grace even were able to push the train’s horn, which they loved!

The Carnegie Science Center also has an Omnimax theater that is a 4 story, state of the art dome design, and is one of only 50 theaters of it’s kind in America! If you loves stars and constellations be sure to visit at a time the planetarium is open!

Interact with robots in the roboworld exhibit! You can shoot hoops against a robot to see which of you gets the most baskets, or make faces at a robot that can sense movement and will mimic your facial movements.

Top Left: miniature railroad and village; Top Right: Claire tries to build a house on top of a table that simulates earthquake movements; Center: Claire learns the importance of keeping her teeth clean; Bottom Left: Grace tries out electric drums; Bottom Right: Grace plays a harp with laser strings.
Top Left: miniature railroad and village; Top Right: Claire tries to build a house on top of a table that simulates earthquake movements; Center: Claire learns the importance of keeping her teeth clean; Bottom Left: Grace tries out electric drums; Bottom Right: Grace plays a harp with laser strings.

Be sure to make a stop on your way out of the Science Center at the Highmark Sportsworks building, which is included in the price of admission. Here, let your children run off some energy in timed races, see how fast dad can pitch a baseball, or ride in a simulator that takes the whole family through the human body. This area also boasts a rollercoaster simulator, and a fun for the whole family light game!

With something for every member of the family, the Carnegie Science Center is an absolute must for your family’s trip to Pittsburgh!

When planning your trip be sure to go to www.VisitPittsburgh.com and www.carnegiesciencecenter.org.

Location:

One Allegheny Ave
Pittsburgh, PA 15212

Pittsburgh, PA 15212

Admission:                                                                                                                                               Adults:                            Children (3-12)

General admission                                                                                                                                            $18.95                                   $11.95

General admission + Omnimax film or laser show                                                                                   $23.95                                   $16.95

 

This was not a paid post. All opinions and views are my own. Thank you to Visit Pittsburgh for providing passes and the Carnegie Science Center for tickets to facilitate this post.

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Megan is a stay at home mom of 2 girls, 5 and 4 years old. Currently, Megan lives in the Youngstown area. Megan grew up overseas with parents who were missionaries. She hopes to give a global perspective to her writing, as well as ideas of how to bring different cultures into your home in a fun way. Megan likes to spend her time crafting, creating DIY gifts, cooking, and discovering new fun places to go with her family.
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