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Sensory Sensitive Science Hours
Children and adults who are on the autism spectrum or have sensory sensitivities are invited to Carnegie Science Center’s Sensory Sensitive Science Hours on select Sundays from 9 am–noon.
Exhibit lights and sound effects will be adjusted, and special activities will be added to foster a safe, welcoming, and most of all, fun, environment for all visitors.
Free with admission
One Allegheny Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA 15212
Parking and Directions
Ample parking is available. Visitors to Carnegie Science Center, Highmark SportsWorks®, and The Rangos Giant Cinema pay $5 per vehicle during their visit.
Visitor rates are not available while participating in other activities or visiting other locations. Discounted visitor rates do not apply when parking for a special event or commuting to work. If you are visiting the Science Center and participating in another activity on the same day, you can pay the event or commuter rate and remain parked for both activities, pending availability.
If the Main Lot is full, additional Science Center parking is available across the street in the North Lot at the same price as the Main Lot. There is a crosswalk from the North Lot to the Main Lot for your convenience.
Special parking rates apply for all non-Science Center visitors, including commuters and those attending special events such as Pitt Panther games, Steelers games, Pirates games, concerts, and other events.
Please pay for parking using the pay stations, as outlined below.
When you visit Carnegie Science Center:
Special tip: You can use the pay station to pay for parking at the beginning of your visit, as you are leaving, or any time in between. If you are planning to stay until closing time, avoid lines at the pay station by paying at any earlier point during your visit.
- Take a ticket as you drive into the parking lot, and bring it with you into the building.
- At some point before you return to your vehicle, pay for your parking at a pay station located in the lobby (or in the North Lot, if that’s more convenient for you).
- The pay station will return the ticket to you, and you’ll use it to raise the gate as you exit the parking lot.
During major North Shore events, parking will revert to a pay-upon-entry system, with a parking attendant available at entry.
Carnegie Museums of Pittsburgh, including Carnegie Science Center, welcomes all visitors. We work to assist visitors with disabilities to obtain reasonable and appropriate accommodations, and supportView more
Carnegie Museums of Pittsburgh, including Carnegie Science Center, welcomes all visitors. We work to assist visitors with disabilities to obtain reasonable and appropriate accommodations, and support equal access to services, programs, and activities. 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, please contact us by phone 412.237.1641 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Accessible Parking and Entrance
Accessible parking spaces are located in the rear of the Highmark Sportsworks building. Once parked, there is a large blue sign on the side of the main building directing you to the accessible entrance on the ground level of the main building.
An aide accompanying a visitor with a disability is admitted at no charge.
For Visitors with Limited Mobility
Non-motorized wheelchairs are available for visitors to use at a no cost, on a first-come, first-served, basis. See a staff member at the first-floor ticket counter for availability. A photo ID is required.
We welcome all visitors on the deck of our USS Requin Submarine; below-deck visits require full mobility. A visual tour of the submarine is available in the H2Oh! Gallery.
All theaters are wheelchair accessible. The Rangos Giant Cinema has designated seats for visitors using wheelchairs and their companions with an elevator providing access to this seating.
For Visitors on the Autism Spectrum and/or With Sensory Sensitivity
Noise cancelling headphones and sunglasses are available for visitors to borrow at no cost, on a first-come, first-served, basis. See a staff member for availability. A photo ID is required.
Quieter times vary depending on holidays, school vacations, weather, and other factors.
For Visitors Who are Blind or with Low Vision
Sighted guides are available with two weeks advance notice. Most of our exhibits are interactive, hands-on experiences.
For Visitors Who are Deaf or Hard of Hearing
American Sign Language interpreters are available with two weeks advance notice.
Closed Captioning and Assistive Listening Devices are available for most shows in the Rangos Giant Cinema. Please contact us at 412.237.1641 or email@example.com to confirm availability.
Service animals are welcome at the museum.
Accessibility at Carnegie Museums
Our museums welcome all visitors. We work to assist visitors with disabilities in obtaining reasonable and appropriate accommodations, and in supporting equal access to our websites, services, programs, and activities. Please note that requests for accommodations at our museums should be made at least two weeks prior to your visit. For specific questions about wheelchairs, strollers, or other programmatic or equipment needs, see Visitor Services at the museum information desk or email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 412.237.1641. The four Carnegie Museums are committed to keeping their websites compliant with the Americans with Disabilities Act. We welcome any feedback on how to improve our sites’ accessibility for all users, and we strive to develop websites that are accessible to all.
For policy details, read the Carnegie Museums of Pittsburgh Notification/Resolution Procedure .View less