Carnegie Science Center, Pittsburgh

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    THE CARNEGIE SCIENCE CENTER

    by VeronicaG Updated Apr 4, 2011

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    Each time we visit Pittsburgh we try to see the Science Center. At Christmas time the center exhibits a huge model railroad display that has captured the hearts of children for decades! Growing up, it was a tradition of our family to visit this miniature train exhibit during the holidays--now it is housed in the Carnegie Science Center.

    Many hands-on display areas are located throughout the building. See a wind tunnel in action, a star show in the planetarium, watch experiments being conducted or learn how sound travels, how earthquakes affect us or what fish are found in specific ocean habitats. We never get tired of wandering through the thought provoking displays. The USS Requin, a WWII submarine is open for exploration in good weather. Only the able-bodied are up to the task of navigating in this narrow, confined space.

    The Omnimax theatre is always thrilling with its bigger than life presentations--a seat in this theatre requires an extra fee. Laser Fantasy Shows are given in the planetarium and are very popular with the whole family--they combine laser technology with super cool music for an additional fee. The Omnimax and Laser Show schedules go beyond regular hours.

    Hours of operation are Sun.-Fri. 10 am-5 pm; Sat. 10 am-7 pm. The cost of general admission is $14 for adults; $10 for ages 3-12 and seniors. General admission and the Omnimax are $19 for adults; $15 for ages 3-12 and seniors. The Omnimax only is $8 for adults; $6 for children and seniors. The Laser Fantasy shows are $8 for adults, children and seniors.

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    CARNEGIE SCIENCE CENTER

    by moiraistyx Updated May 4, 2006

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    As far as museums dedicated to science go, this one is one of the best. It has lots of hands on activities with a wide variety of topics explored.

    The museum is open during the following days and times:
    Sunday thru Friday 10am - 5pm
    Saturday 10am - 7pm

    Hours are subject to change.

    Call ahead to 412-237-3400 for the latest information.

    The Science Center will be closed for Steelers home games.

    Admission prices to this museum vary widely depending on your age and the number and type of events you choose to do. Please check the website for accurate information.

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    Carnegie Science Center

    by mikelisaanna Written Aug 24, 2005

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    The Carnegie Science Center is a museum dedicated to teaching children (and adults) about science. It features a planetarium, a theater, and numerous exhibits about various aspects of science. The museum also has a submarine, the USS Requin, which visitors can tour.

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    by Travmad Updated Apr 4, 2011
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    This showing is very good. it happens to be in Pittsburgh for a few months and we made a point to see this fascinating show. If it visits a city near you or if your visiting Pittsburgh, Pa. take the time to look at this work it's really amazing.

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    by Tom_Fields Written Aug 2, 2007
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    This is one of several museums built with the endowments left by steel magnate Andrew Carnegie. It's a great place for kids, and OK for adults, too. The museum has an aquarium, hands-on science exhibits, an Omni theater, an elaborate Lionel model train display, and best of all, the submarine USS Requin. This vessel was launched just before the end of World War II, and saw service in the Cold War.

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    Animals on display at the Carniege Museum

    by butterflykizzez04 Written Apr 16, 2006
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    We enjoyed seeing all the animals on display inside the museum, but my daughter and I both agreed that we found it a little sad. We have been to our share of ZOOS and seeing animals ALIVE and moving is much more satisfying than seeing them STUFFED and on display...
    we found it very sad and dispressing. If you can, go to a ZOO instead !!!

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    Animals on display at the Carniege Museum

    by butterflykizzez04 Written Apr 16, 2006
    Noel (dau) checking out the CHEETAH
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    We enjoyed seeing all the animals on display inside the museum, but my daughter and I both agreed that we found it a little sad. We have been to our share of ZOOS and seeing animals ALIVE and moving is much more satisfying than seeing them STUFFED and on display...
    we found it very sad and dispressing. If you can, go to a ZOO instead !!!

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