Carnegie Science Center- Pittsburgh’s Most Visited Museum


Carnegie Science Center is located on the North Shore of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. Right between Heinz Field and North Shore.

With four floors of interactive exhibits, there is fun for all ages at the Carnegie Science Center. Buhl Planetarium, roboworld®, Body Works, Highmark SportsWorks® , and of course you are in Pennsylvania so there must be a  Miniature Railroad & Village®.

At the writing of this article, they have extended “Mummies of the World: The Exhibition” into December. “Mummies of the World: The Exhibition” is the largest exhibition of mummies and artifacts with over 125 pieces. For dates and ticket information click here

Buhl Planetarium

The Buhl Planetarium and Institute of Popular Science first opened its doors in October 1939 on Pittsburgh’s North Side. It was the fifth major planetarium in the United States—joining those in Chicago, New York, Los Angeles, and Philadelphia.

On the planetarium’s roof, a siderostat telescope allowed visitors to follow stars and planets across the night sky. It was the first such telescope designed for public use rather than astronomical research.

Today Buhl Planetarium has 150 seats and a 50-foot dome, it has long been one of the most technically sophisticated planetariums of the approximately 3000 worldwide in existence—and one of only a few dozen with interactive capabilities. You can still go watch the stars through their telescope once a month. And, it is still considered one of the best in the world, featuring daily showings and the occasional laser show.

Highmark SportsWorks®

Pittsburgh is a huge sports town, and Highmark is the perfect spot to get in some exercise. Highlights include:

  • Learning CPR to the beat of “Staying Alive”
  • Ropes Challenge
  • 25-foot high rock wall
  • Be a human yo-yo
  • Test your reaction time against an ice hockey goalie
  • “Hang Ten” on a skateboard

Please note the following, and also check their website for available ticket information as at the writing of this article Carnegie Science Center was operating at 15% capacity:

For your safety and the safety of those around you, all visitors age 3 years and over are required to wear masks over the nose and mouth. All museum staff and volunteers will be wearing masks, too. Let’s all follow this important CDC Guideline to protect ourselves and each other.




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