“Explore and discover everything”
The Carnegie Museums of today is a lot different than the Carnegie Museums founded by Pittsburgh industrialist Andrew Carnegie in 1895. But then, Andrew Carnegie would have expected nothing less, since he created his museums to be places of exploration that are constantly changing. Today, we are a collection of four creative, inspiring, thought-provoking places of exploration: Carnegie Museum of Art, Carnegie Museum of Natural History, Carnegie Science Center, and The Andy Warhol Museum. We educate young people and attract lifetime learners of all ages. We are the largest, most far-reaching cultural organization in the Pittsburgh region, known throughout the world for our vast art and scientific collections and our scientific research. And we’re a community leader in educational outreach.
The world's "largest permanent robotics exhibit" is right here in America. In Pittsburgh, no less! It's located in a gallery at the Carnegie Science Center. It's 6,000-square-feet of $3.5 million worth of robots. Andy the RoboThespian greets you as you enter.
Visitors are able to control his movements, including his facial expressions. He is also programmed to answer certain questions about robotics. There are scale-replicas of famous robots, such as Gort, from The Day the Earth Stood Still, Robby from Forbidden Planet, R2-D2 and C-3PO, from Star Wars, and my favorite, Maria, from Metropolis.
If you've been to science museums in other cities, there's not much here that'll surprise you.
There is a WWII-era submarine that's fun to walk through. Not for the claustrophobic.
The science center is actually really fun! It's right by Heinz field and there's an imax inside. I always buy space ice cream inside. So weird, but hey, you're at a science museum.
Visit during the week when school is in session to get the best experience. Check out a laser show and an omnimax show too if you have time. And don't forget to tour the submarine, you can get some great photos down on the water.
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Carnegie Science Center
- Sun - Fri: 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
- Sat: 10:00 am - 7:00 pm
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