PITTSBURGH, Pa. (WTRF) – You may think you’re driving from West Virginia to Pittsburgh to visit this “Things to Do Near You” destination, but in fact you could be going to outer space.

Carnegie Science Center can really take you anywhere!

It’s the most visited museum in Pittsburgh and it’s waiting for your family!

We could take you to the far ends of any Galaxy right here at Carnegie Science Center.

Connie George, Senior Director of Marketing, Carnegie Science Center

To the far ends of the galaxy sounds like a long trip, but it’s just a quick one once you get to Carnegie Science Center; a place where anyone can learn, have some laughs, and feel like a kid, even if you aren’t one.

It’s someplace that everyone enjoys coming to what no matter what your age is because we have something for everyone. It’s interactive. It’s not just staring at things. There’s things that you can do and as you do them you learn them.

Connie George, Senior Director of Marketing, Carnegie Science Center

Remember when we said we were going to another galaxy? Well, how about just to Saturn?

It’s one of many galactic destinations you’ll find inside the Buhl Planetarium.

It’s recently renovated. All new software. We can get time images straight from NASA, straight from the James Webb Telescope.

Connie George, Senior Director of Marketing, Carnegie Science Center

It’s not just a trip to the stars. The Buhl Planetarium also hosts laser shows and is currently in the middle of its “Summer of Music and Sound” programming.

Once you’re done inside one of the most technologically advanced planetariums in the country, take a few steps across the hall and back in time to the Miniature Railroad and Village.

It’s a really fun place to find all these little gems and every time you go there you see something different.

Connie George, Senior Director of Marketing, Carnegie Science Center

These historic models take you to iconic moments and places in history in Western Pennsylvania. All made with impeccable detail.

There are 59 different models and Carnegie Science Center adds a new one each year. If you have any questions while you’re there, be sure to ask the friendly volunteers. They’re a wealth of knowledge about the trains they love.

It’s just an amazing thing to see even if you don’t know any of that and you just watch the trains going by.

Connie George, Senior Director of Marketing, Carnegie Science Center

When you hear the name Carnegie Science Center you may think it’s all about science; but there’s a unique place where science, technology and even history intersect. That’s just outside the doors and in the water, below the deck of the USS Requin.

Submerge yourself below deck just as the submarine was submerged underwater and see how men lived in tight quarters sleeping on top of torpedoes. You may even see a little nod to Wheeling while you’re here.

It took over 5,000 dives and it was a Cold War submarine. Some of the missions that this submarine was on where are still classified, so we don’t know what they did.

Connie George, Senior Director of Marketing, Carnegie Science Center

The USS Requin set out just days before the end of World War II. It was the Navy’s first Radar Picket Submarine and the latest in technology at the time.

Carnegie Science Center has been proud to have it anchor in its waters since 1991.

This is one way Carnegie Science Center shows how technology has evolved over the years. So, from 1946 to what is it that submarines today.

Connie George, Senior Director of Marketing, Carnegie Science Center

Whether you seek science, history, technology or just a good time, Carnegie Science Center is the place to be!

The Carnegie Science Center is open daily from 10:00 a.m. until 5:00 p.m.

They recommend buying tickets ahead of time. To plan your visit, go to CarnegieScienceCenter.org.