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Science Fun at Carnegie Science Center

July 31, 2013 by

Carnegie Science Center

In school, some kids love science and others hate it, but at the Carnegie Science Center in Pittsburgh, exploration of science is fun and interactive.

The Rangos Omnimax Theater offers a four-story, state-of-the-art IMAX dome theater where viewers become the center of the action. Films take audiences to the arctic, on a journey to distant galaxies, or give them an up-close opportunity to witness monarch butterfly migration.


The Carnegie Science Center’s planetarium also offers a high-definition, full dome experience that takes audiences to the universe’s outer limits. The journey carries viewers through space as they learn about globular clusters, nebulas, planets, and what it takes to be an astronaut. Daily matinée laser shows offer spectacular 3D atmospheric effects.

Interactive Exhibits

The Carnegie Science Center’s exhibits are fun for the entire family. Kids will get lost in the interactive exhibits and won’t even realize they’re learning science.

Here are a few you won’t want to miss.

  • Roboworld: Roboworld is one of the center’s permanent exhibitions. Here visitors learn all about robots through interactive stations for a one-of-a-kind robotics experience.
  • USS Requin Submarine: Climb aboard the Navy’s first Radar Picket submarine and learn how the 80-man crew used their expertise, humor and ingenuity during long defense and scientific missions.
  • Seascape: The Seascape exhibit is the Carnegie Science Center’s underwater encounter. Discover under-the-sea life in the center’s 2000 gallon, interconnected, five-tank living coral reef ecosystem.
  • Energy Challenge: One of the newest exhibits is all about energy. This interactive kiosk offers a chance to take part in a game show that pits friends and family members against each other in teams.

Carnegie Science Center

This is just a handful of exhibits available, and along with the large selection of exhibits, the Carnegie Science Center also presents live demonstration theaters! These shows are free with general admission. For more information and showtimes, check calendar on their websites.

Photo credits: jen robinson, mr_t_77

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