Visit the Carnegie Science Center in Pittsburgh, PA

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The Carnegie Science Center, located in Pittsburgh, PA, is a great place to take your kids for not only fun, but education. With four floors of attractions, shows, and exhibits, you and your family will love exploring the many areas of the center.

First Floor

Visit the Rangos Omnimax Theater, a very popular attraction in the area. This four-story, domed-screen with hundreds of speakers make you feel that you are in the middle of an adventure. whether its through the sky, the forest, or the sea, the Omnimax will delight you!

The XPLOR Store is the science centers store for gifts in the form of toys, games, microscopes and a variety of telescopes. You and you’re kids will love exploring the store just as much as the museum!

Science Stage is a demonstration center where the audience gets in the act of science coming alive!

ScieQuest explores the forces of nature, the physics of flight and sound, and more in this virtual exhibit.

Second Floor

The Buhl Digital Dome is a 50-foot-planetarium that takes its visitors into space. Explore planets and the stars as you learn about the universe around you.

Another very popular demonstration is the Miniature Railroad & Village. Watch as the speeding trains wind through replicas of Pennsylvania’s landscape, through 2,000 miniature replicas and 100 characters and scenes. Its fascinating to watch!

Another science Stage is located on the second floor.

Third Floor

Check out the 2,000 square foot aquarium, and see sea horses, jellyfish, and a huge variety of fish.

Eat at the Kitchen Theater, another hands-on demonstration theater, and discover science as you learn!

Fourth Floor

An 8,000 square foot gallery holds over 115 interactive activities for both children and adults in the Exploration station. included are a water table, construction zone, tree trunk filled with animal puppets, and more. Older children can light up their own circuit, launch a rocket, and play the digital drums, among other activities. Fun for all ages!

The Ecostation is a one-of-a-kind display that samples the air outside of the Carnegie science Center using a myriad of high-tech sensors and equipment.

Check out the sparks of electricity in the Works Theater, another live demonstration theater.

For something really unusual, take a walk through the USS Requin Submarine, which is a real Cold War Era vintage submarine. Go below and experience the life of a crew member as you take a walk through the sub. Closed in the winter due to weather.

And of course, theres the RiverView Cafe for those hungry visitors, Enjoy hot sandwiches, entrees, desserts, salads, snacks, and a variety of drinks and ice creams. Terrace seating is available during warm weather.

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