Carnegie Science Center changes hours beginning September – will be closed to public Tuesdays



Carnegie Science Center will be closed to the public every Tuesday from the day after Labor Day through the last Tuesday in April, except for Dec. 31 and April 7. The Science Center will continue to be open seven days a week during the summer. This means for the 2019–2020 season, the Science Center will be closed on Tuesdays beginning Sept. 3 through April 28, except for Dec. 31 and April 7.

Two of the four Carnegie Museums of Pittsburgh – Carnegie Museums of Art and Natural History – also are closed on Tuesdays except from Memorial Day to Labor Day, and The Andy Warhol Museum is closed on Mondays, making the Science Center’s hours adjustment more consistent with its family of museums.

“Like many visitor attractions, including our sister Carnegie Museums, we’ll use this one day a week to repair and maintain exhibits, attend to general facility upkeep, and conduct staff trainings and other staff development programs,” says Interim Director Jason Brown. “It will make the visitor experience even better.”

The Science Center will be open seven days a week during the summer. It also will be open Dec. 31 and April 7 (holiday weeks).

Carnegie Science Center is dedicated to inspiring learning and curiosity by connecting science and technology with everyday life. By making science both relevant and fun, the Science Center’s goal is to increase science literacy in the region and motivate young people to seek careers in science and technology. One of the four Carnegie Museums of Pittsburgh, the Science Center is Pittsburgh’s premier science exploration destination, reaching more than 700,000 people annually through its hands-on exhibits, camps, classes, and off-site education programs.



Accessibility: Features for All

Carnegie Science Center welcomes all visitors. We work to assist visitors with disabilities in obtaining reasonable and appropriate accommodations, and in supporting equal access to services, programs, and activities. We welcome visitors in wheelchairs on the deck of our USS Requin (SS 481) submarine. Below-deck visits require full mobility. Hearing assistance devices are available for The Rangos Giant Cinema. Please ask when you buy your ticket.

Please note that requests for accommodations should be made at least two weeks prior to your visit. For specific questions about wheelchairs, strollers, or other programmatic or equipment needs, see the ticket counter located on the first floor of the main building or contact the Operations Department at 412.237.1641 or

About Carnegie Museums of Pittsburgh

Established in 1895 by Andrew Carnegie, Carnegie Museums of Pittsburgh is a collection of four distinctive museums: Carnegie Museum of Art, Carnegie Museum of Natural History, Carnegie Science Center, and The Andy Warhol Museum. In 2018, the museums reached more than 1.4 million people through exhibitions, educational programs, outreach activities, and special events.

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