Visible from atop Mount Washington, the Carnegie Science Center is just west of Heinz Field. The facility is filled with hands-on exhibits that engage adults and children alike, and that even the rowdiest kids can't wreck. Favorites include the Highmark Sportsworks, where you can try sporty challenges and learn about nutrition, physics and health. Or try the USS Requin Submarine, an actual submarine. You can board to learn about the defensive and scientific expeditions of this historic vessel—at least the ones that aren't still classified! There is a lot to see here that you won’t find in other science museums, and it's easy to spend a whole day, so plan to lunch at the on-site River View Café. One thing to be aware of: the museum often closes early due to Steelers home games, so call ahead to check on times.
- Open Hours: Monday to Saturday from 10:00 AM to 05:00 PM, Saturday from 10:00 AM to 07:00 PM, Sunday from 10:00 AM to 05:00 PM
Science & Technology
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- Nearest Train: Allegheny Station