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Old 07-23-2012, 06:47 PM
 
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i apologize if this question was posted before but a search didnt turn up anything for me.

me and my girlfriend are taking my 10 year old daughter to pittsburgh next month. we hav
our itinerary complete, except 1 day where we are either going to visit the museum or the science center. the ultimate choice was my daughters, but she cant decide and neither can we.

so 1 choice, what would you choose?

thanks!
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Old 07-23-2012, 06:49 PM
 
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For an adult, the Museum of course. The Science center is more kid based. I personally think I would still do the Carnegie Museum of Natural History. It is for all ages. A kid and adult will love it as well. You can get into the Art Museum as well with the same ticket. That whole complex is pretty neat and worthwhile seeing.

The science center, blaahhh.

Edit-you also have the hall of Architecture. Even a kid will be impressed in this enormous space of architectural casts from around the world.
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Old 07-23-2012, 06:53 PM
 
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Definitely would choose the museum over the science center.
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Old 07-23-2012, 07:06 PM
 
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If she is at all interested in dinosaurs, the Natural History Museum is a no-brainer.

Generally the Natural History Museum feels a little more distinctively Pittsburgh to me. The Science Museum is very well-done too, but I think mostly feels like it could be anywhere. That said, if you go there, make sure you visit the submarine.
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Old 07-23-2012, 07:31 PM
 
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i apologize if this question was posted before but a search didnt turn up anything for me.

me and my girlfriend are taking my 10 year old daughter to pittsburgh next month. we hav
our itinerary complete, except 1 day where we are either going to visit the museum or the science center. the ultimate choice was my daughters, but she cant decide and neither can we.

so 1 choice, what would you choose?

thanks!
hellodestiny,

I would definitely vote for the Carnegie Museum of Natural history. You'll find it has many hands on activities for children.

I truly hope you enjoy your visit.

BTW..Bring your walking shoes....
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Old 07-23-2012, 08:15 PM
 
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It's entirely possible to visit both in one day.
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Old 07-23-2012, 08:43 PM
 
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The Carnegie Science Center is very kid-oriented and has a lot of hands-on exhibits. I would have had a lot of fun there as a ten year-old.

As an adult, though, I'd prefer the history museum. It's bit a more serious and reserved.
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Old 07-24-2012, 07:42 AM
 
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I would vote Natural History too. If she were a little younger -- say, in the 5-8 range -- I'd vote Science Center unless she were particularly interested in dinosaurs.
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Old 07-25-2012, 07:25 AM
 
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count me for the science center.
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Old 07-25-2012, 07:34 AM
 
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The SciCenter is little more than an indoor amusement park. CNMM exhibits are more informative on the whole, and along the way to Dino-Rama, there is some rather grand architecture, a painting or two, and even a big pile of books nearby. I take my kids to SciCenter to burn off energy when they can't be outdoors. Visits to the CNHM generate more questions and always conclude with a visit to the kid's section of the library.
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