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Special Offers and Discounts

Only one special offer or discount may be used per admission. Special offers and discounts cannot be combined.

3/4/2017 to 4/1/2017

Win an Opening Day Grand Slam from Isaly's

Register now at Isalys.com / promotions and you could win 4 admissions to Carnegie Science Center and Highmark SportsWorks®, 4 tickets to opening day at PNC Park, AND a quart of Isaly's Old Fashioned Super Premium Ice Cream each month for a year!

While you're at Highmark SportsWorks®, warm up and test your skills at the Isaly's Pitching Cage. Knock one out of the park! One winner will be chosen. Contest opens March 4 and closes March 31 at midnight. Register to win at Isalys.com / promotions.

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2/1/2017 to 2/20/2017

Free Popcorn During Dream Big Opening Weekend

Thanks to Agora Cyber Charter School, each purchased admission to the new Omnimax movie Dream Big: Engineering Our World will enjoy a FREE small popcorn during Presidents' Day weekend (Feb. 17-20).

Sponsored by:
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5/27/2016 to 7/18/2016

Project Lead the Way Gateway to Technology

FREE summer camps that spark interest in science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) are being offered in several neighborhood locations this summer! Through exciting hands-on activities, students in grades 6 through 8 will explore mechanical systems; automation and robotics; and 3D design and modeling.

Download the 2016 Summer Camps In Your Neighborhood Brochure for more details, dates, and locations.

9/14/2017 to 9/16/2017

3 Rivers Proud – ALCOSAN Keeps Our Rivers Clean

Our region’s three rivers define us. Join Allegheny County Sanitary Authority (ALCOSAN) this weekend for its annual Open House and learn how to become #3RiversProud. Visitors to the Open House receive a special discount offer from Carnegie Science Center while supplies last.

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6/27/2016 to 7/25/2016

Enter to Win a Whale of a Promotion

The Pittsburgh Center City Marriott invites you to register for a chance to win a deluxe overnight stay along with four tickets to see the Omnimax film Humpback Whales on Pittsburgh's biggest screen at Carnegie Science Center. Register on the Center City Marriott Facebook page now through July 24 for your chance to win!

Sponsored by:

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8/10/2016 to 8/29/2016

It's a Grand Slam from Isaly's

Register now at Isalys.com and you may win 8 admissions to Carnegie Science Center and Highmark SportsWorks® AND 8 "All You Can Eat" seats at PNC Park! While you’re at Highmark SportsWorks® before the game, warm up and test your skills at the Isaly’s Pitching Cage. Then head to PNC Park and enjoy 8 "All You Can Eat" tickets to watch your favorite team on Sunday, Sept. 4.

Knock one out of the Park! One winner will be chosen. Register to win at Isalys.com.

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8/5/2016 to 8/15/2016

FREE Science Day on Sunday, Aug. 14

Explore hundreds of hands-on exhibits free of charge on Sunday, Aug. 14 from 10 am- 5 pm.

On this special day, general admission for visitors will be generously underwritten by the Jack Buncher Foundation.

6/8/2016 to 6/27/2016

July 4 Fireworks Blowout Contest

Enter to win four tickets to Carnegie Science Center's July 4 Fireworks Blowout, courtesy of Beano's Original Submarine Sauce.

These special tickets offer the chance to watch the fireworks from the deck of the USS Requin submarine! Plus, the tickets entitle the winner to an evening of family fun from 6-11 pm, including Omnimax movies, science shows, four floors of hands-on exhibits at the Science Center, and the city's best view of the fireworks.

Enter to win!

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12/19/2016 to 1/9/2017

Enter to win a Lionel Polar Express O Gauge Train Set

Isaly's Original Chipped Chopped Ham is offering a chance to win a Lionel Polar Express O Gauge Train Set and a one year family membership to all four Carnegie Museums of Pittsburgh! Enter the contest on Isalys.com.

Hurry, this offer ends Sunday, Jan. 8!

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4/18/2016 to 6/6/2016

Blast off to your local science center or museum with a free kid's pass.

Purchase a specially-marked Frito-Lay2Go 20ct variety pack and receive a free kid’s pass. Visit FRITOLAY2GO.com between April 18-June 5, 2016 for details and redemption rules.

11/18/2016 to 1/9/2017

Where's Lenny? Sweepstakes

Lionel has a surprise for you in the Miniature Railroad and Village®! Locate the Lenny the Lion figure, then snap a photo and post it on social media using #WheresLenny. One lucky photographer will win a Polar Express LionChief Ready-to-Run set! The contest runs from Nov. 28, 2016 until Jan. 8, 2017 at 6 pm EST. For more information, visit the gallery and see where Lenny has been spotted so far!

Half-Price Admission for Active Military

Members of the military with a valid identification card receive half-price general admission tickets for themselves and up to three others. Only valid with general admission. Valid identification card must be shown at time of purchase.

Active military receive a 10% discount in the XPLOR Store.

Veterans Discount

Veterans of the United States armed services receive half-price general admission for themselves with a valid identification card. On Veteran's Day, Veterans with a valid identification card receive half-price general admission tickets for themselves and up to three others.

Teacher Preview

Looking for time to explore the Science Center without the chaperoning duties? Here's your chance! We offer FREE General Admission once a year to preschool – 12th grade teachers from schools located in the following states: Pennsylvania, Ohio, West Virginia, New York and Maryland. Use this visit to familiarize yourself with our exhibits and prepare for an upcoming field trip. To take advantage of the teacher preview, complete this form.

Fee-based programs such as Omnimax films and laser shows are not included. Requests must be made at least one week in advance of the preview date. Cannot be applied to group visits. Non-transferable.

College Student Discounts

Are you a student at Carnegie Mellon University, Chatham University, or the University of Pittsburgh? Bring your valid student ID and receive FREE General Admission.

Not a student at any of those colleges? Bring your valid college ID and receive $2 off General Admission.

Save Your Receipt and Visit Again for 1/2 Price!

For every full-price General Admission ticket purchased, receive 50% off the same number of general admission tickets on your return trip within 60 days.

Not valid with other discounts. Discount not valid on date of original full price admission receipt. Non-transferable. Must be redeemed within 60 days. Discount only applies to general admission.

Pennsylvania ACCESS/EBT Card Discount

Present your Pennsylvania ACCESS/EBT Card and receive general admission for up to four people for $3 each. This discount applies to the card issued by the state of Pennsylvania for access to cash, food stamps, and/or Medicaid benefits. This discount does NOT apply to the Port Authority ACCESS card. Visitors must present their Pennsylvania ACCESS/EBT Card and matching photo ID to receive the discount. Not valid with any other offer or group visits. Cardholder must be present.

Funding for this program was provided by a grant from BNY Mellon.

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Super Science Shopper Card

Want to save money at the XPLOR Store? Ask for a Super Science Shopper Card. Then have the cashier punch and initial your card each time you spend $15 or more (after discounts) at the XPLOR Store. After you've made five purchases of $15 or more, you'll get $5 off your next purchase of $25 or more.

Reciprocal Memberships

The ASTC Travel Passport Program entitles visitors to free General Admission for the equivalent of the Carnegie Science Center's Family level membership: 2 adults/4 children. The members listed on the reciprocal membership card must be present with their valid museum membership card and photo ID. It does not include free admission to special exhibits, laser, and Omnimax films, nor does it include museum store discounts and other benefits associated with museum membership. For ASTC Passport Program policies and a full listing of reciprocal ASTC centers and museums please visit the passport page at www.astc.org

Program Restrictions:

  1. Based on your science center's/museum's location: Science centers/museums located within 90 miles of each other are excluded from the Travel Passport Program. 90 miles is measured "as the crow flies," not by driving distance.
  2. Based on residence: To receive Travel Passport Program benefits, you must live more than 90 miles away "as the crow flies" from the center/museum you wish to visit. Admissions staff reserve the right to request proof of residence for benefits to apply.

Science centers and museums requesting proof of residence are marked by (check IDs).

Don't Forget To Bring Your Membership Card!
Passport venues are not required to grant free admission to visitors who forget their cards. There is no universal database with all Passport visitors' member data and expiration dates for admission staff to reference. Some venues will allow you to call the science center or museum you joined to confirm your membership, but they are under no obligation to do so.

Lost your card?
Please contact the science center or museum which you joined. ASTC does not issue or administer membership cards.

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