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    We will close at 4 pm on Aug. 30 for the Steelers Game.

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Please contact the Operations Department regarding accessibility by phone 412.237.1641 or email.

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Features For All

Carnegie Museums of Pittsburgh, including 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. 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 info@carnegiesciencecenter.org.

Now offering THE ART OF THE BRICK Verbal Description Tours

Carnegie Science Center offers verbal description tours for visitors who are blind or partially sighted. These scheduled tours, included in the price of a ticket to THE ART OF THE BRICK, are 90 minutes in length and take visitors through the critically acclaimed collection of artwork by Nathan Sawaya. From child’s toy to sophisticated art form and beyond, THE ART OF THE BRICK features original pieces as well as re-imagined versions of the world’s most famous art masterpieces like Van Gogh’s Starry Night and Da Vinci’s Mona Lisa.

Museum guides are specially trained to lead these tours, which allow participants to touch certain objects and form visualizations of the art through close, careful descriptions.

Reservations are required as space is limited. Reservations must be made at least two weeks in advance.

Please contact the reservations office by calling 412.237.3400 or emailing customerservice@carnegiesciencecenter.org to make a reservation.

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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.

Personal Aides

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. Due to construction, an accessible route to the USS Requin Submarine is available outside group services on the ground floor through the main parking lot. (Follow the white submarines painted on the ground)

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 info@carnegiesciencecenter.org to confirm availability.

Service Animals

Service animals are welcome at the museum.

Accessibility at Carnegie Museums of Pittsburgh

Please contact Carnegie Museums of Pittsburgh’s Accessibility Coordinator with concerns regarding accessibility for visitors with disabilities at the museums. On weekdays, call 412 622-6578 or email accessibility@carnegiemuseums.org.

For more information, read the Carnegie Museums of Pittsburgh Notification/Resolution Procedure under the Americans with Disabilities Act opens in a new window.

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